Syed has been one our most well-known student members at Wimbledon Leisure Centre and Spa since December 2016. He has regularly attended the weightlifting club held on Saturday afternoon, as well as spending long hard hours slogging it out in gym. Sadly, Syed is now heading back to University for a while, and we are sad to see him go. But it's not all bad news... Here's what Syed had to say before his farewell:

"Wimbledon Leisure Centre provided me  with ideal equipment and environment which led me to compete in a regional powerlifting competition, qualify for the British Classic Junior Championships in November and break the South East England deadlift record in my weight category. The availability of stiff barbells, squat racks, benches, a deadlift platform, mobility tools and on top of all that, a weightlifting/powerliftng club with extremely experienced coaches and supporting members that helped me achieve this feat."

So there we go - hard work truly does pay off.

We are very pleased and honoured to have played a part to help Syed achieve his goal of reaching the British Junior Weightlifting Championships.

We wish him all the best for the future, and do come back to visit when you become champion!