The Family YMCA Brings Back Popular Weightlifting Contest April 30


The Family YMCA is bringing back their popular weight lifting contest on April 30.  

In the mid 80’s and 90’s, and with instigation from local health enthusiast Bill Hudson, The Family YMCA has hosted bench press contests for 17 years. Tim Gallegos was asked to be the head judge for the contests, so this year’s will be his and The Family YMCA’s 18th contest!

The idea started because Y members, including Hudson, and LANL employees wanted to see who could press up the most weight in their age and gender categories. 

Through this contest, the Y hopes to promote health and fitness in a fun and competitive matter for everybody. 

Gallegos says the bench press is a very popular lift, and that competing against other lifters is very rewarding and competitive.

The contest is open for anybody who wants to compete and have fun.

Registration is open at the Y, 1450 Iris Street.