Iron Sisters Strength Camp is the world's premier powerlifting coaching experience for women.

Iron Sisters Strength Camp is designed to bring together like-minded women to be coached and inspired by some of the best in their respective fields. From Biomechanics to Mindset coaching, from the Physiology to the Psychology of strength, power and physique, Iron Sisters Strength Camp is for ANY woman who is seeking to gain knowledge and insight into how she can get better.


Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM

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The Rise Centre 
  411 Elgin Street                           Brantford, ON N3S 7P5

Driving Directions 

Airports/Transportation to Brantford/Hamilton, Ontario:

  • John C. Munro Airport aka Hamilton International (a 25 minute drive to Brantford) or
  • Pearson International aka Toronto (a 75 minute drive to Brantford) or
  • Buffalo Airport (a 90 minute drive to Brantfod, border crossings at Peace Bridge or Lewiston-Queenston Bridge)


Frances Manias, Iron Sisters™ Founder and Chief Strength Advocate



Iron Sisters Strength Camp 4.0

Friday July 21st to Sunday July 23rd, 2017



Stand-by List is Now Active, or get on the Sidelines! Coach/Observer spots are still available!

Why Should YOU attend Iron Sisters Strength Camp?

Iron Sisters™ exists so that you have the opportunity to become the best powerlifter that you can possibly be. How do we do this?

  • We educate – we focus on the three power lifts: Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift and we provide the technical information and the practical, hands-on opportunity to practice these lifts with the best lifters and coaches in the World.
  • We motivate – we’ve realized that when women are surrounded by a like-minded community as dedicated to the Iron as they are, incredible things happen!
  • We create the utmost environment so that you can do all this and have fun, too! 

Strength Camp is best summed in the Iron Sisters motto: Strength to Go It Alone, but Sisterhood is Better!

           "I still can't believe that a world champion lifter coached me yesterday;          what an incredible experience." Laura

"I met a group of people who were so supportive and so encouraging and so full of knowledge that it gave me the push I needed to pursue lifting more seriously." Erin

Do you want the opportunity to experience Sisterhood in your life? 

Then you’ve just gotta attend Iron Sisters™ Strength Camp 4.0!

Our 2017 Iron Sisters Strength Camp is in the works and is set to be our best EVER!

It takes place July 21st, 22nd and 23rd in Brantford, Ontario!

Register today to be sure you get the absolute best price we can offer for this event, saving you over $70 off the registration fee.

Our Early Bird Registration Price is only $477 but won’t be available for long. 

We are excited that IPF Champion and World Record Holder Kimberly Walford will be back to outline her 5 Keys to Dominating YOUR Deadlift  

One of the world's most successful powerlifters joins us for the first time: the strongest squatter in the world, USAPL Champ and IPF Powerlifting Champion, Bonica Lough, will help you bust through your plateaus teaching you how to Succeed in YOUR Squat.

And lastly, the strongest bench press athlete in the IPF, World Record holder, Jennifer Thompson, is also returning to share how you can add kilos to your bench press that you didn’t think were possible. Believe in YOUR Bench Press.


It’s almost too good to be true! Three of the absolute best female powerlifters in the world, in one place, at one time, and YOU can learn from each of them! 

 How can coaches join Iron Sisters Strength Camp 4.0?

We had numerous requests from coaches desiring to learn from our experts. So, we are bringing back a unique professional development opportunity. Our COACH STREAM will allow a limited number of coaches and observers to join Strength Camp 4.0 as observers, "on the side-lines". Coaches will NOT be participating in the hands-on training, but will be able to experience all other aspects of Strength Camp.

Early Bird Registration is now open for the Coach Stream, and for only $177.00 this is a professional development opportunity you won't want to miss!

More Strength Camp 4.0 Details

Preliminary Agenda                   

Friday July 21st:  Exclusive Celebrity Coaches and Coaching Team Training Session and Meet and Greet Opportunity 

4:00 pm Celebrity Presenters Training Session (Strength camp participants are invited to come to watch our world class athletes train!)

 6:45 pm Optional, yet highly encouraged opportunity to meet our Coaching Team and get to know your fellow Strength Camp athletes. Dinner reservations will be made at a restaurant in the Hamilton area. 

Saturday July 22nd:  8:45 am through 5:00 pm

8:45 am - 9:15 am Registration

9:15 am - 9:30 am Welcome and Introductions

9:30 am - 12:00 pm Squat Presentation and Squat Training

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Coaches Panel #1

12:35 pm -1:30 pm Lunch (provided on site) and social time

1:35 pm - 2:15 pm Special Topics Presentation

2:15 pm - 4:45 pm Bench Press Presentation and Bench Press Training

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Coaches Panel #2

5:15 pm Wrap up for the day 

6:30 pm Optional Iron Sisters Athlete Social – All participants are invited make plans with fellow athletes for the night. But, don't be up and out too late cause we will be back in the gym at 9:15 am the next morning!

Sunday July 23rd: 9:15 am through 1:15 pm 

9:15 am Re-group and Re-cap

9:30 am - 12:00 pm Deadlift Presentation and Deadlift Training

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Coaches Panel #3

1:00 pm – 1:15 Wrap Up

Your investment in this incredible camp experience is only $547.

Our Coach Stream attendees have the opportunity to attend for only $277.

But remember, for a limited time, we are offering our Special Early Bird Pricing for Strength Camp 4.0 participants at only $477!

Coach Stream particiapants get an Early Bird Price of only $177!

   Due to the hands-on TRAINING EMPHASIS space is EXTREMELY limited!

 WE ONLY HAVE ROOM FOR 30 Iron Sisters to partcipate! And, we also must limit our Coach Stream attendees, so don't delay on registering today!

 Let’s recap what you will experience at Strength Camp 4.0

5-TIME WORLD CHAMPION AND IPF RECORD HOLDER KIMBERLY WALFORD will share her mind-boggling record breaking training and deadlifting techniques. 

MULTIPLE WORLD CHAMPION and IPF RECORD HOLDER JENNIFER THOMPSON will outline how she has developed the absolute best bench press, pound-for-pound, in the World!

Bonica Lough's incredible ability to squat numbers that no woman has ever squatted will show you how to incrementally strengthen your weaknesses to build an impressive squat that you thought was not possible.



But, that’s not all!

It’s one thing to listen to these incredible women TALK about training - that alone would be worth it for me - but it’s another thing to be able to put into practice some of the things that they will share with you that weekend. This is why we designed Iron Sisters Strength Camp with 120 minutes of dedicated training time for EACH of the fundamental lifts. You will be coached by Bonica, Jennifer and Kimberly, and a World Class Team of Coaches, including:

4-Time CPU Champion, IPF Team Canada Member and Owner and Coach at EpiCentre, Coach Kacey Baines 

 CPU Champion and Mulitple Time Ontario Champ, IPF Team Canada Member and Owner and Coach at Ultimate Fitness Gyms, Coach Sarah Leighton


3-Time CPU Champ, IPF Team Canada Member, Mulitple Time Ontario Champ and Canadian Bench Record Holder, Dr. Joanna Reiber

Sports Doctor, CPU Team Canada Doc and A.R.T. Genius, Dr. Aras Kvedaras and his team returns to Strength Camp to add their expertise to your mobility, mechanics and injury issues with their unique and effective approaches.

And as a BONUS this year, Dr. Kvedaras will be presenting on the 5 critical powerlifting troubleshoots you need to have in your "gym bag".

We want you to engage this powerful community of Iron Sisters as much as possible, so we are including snacks, lunch on Saturday and the ever important coffee to keep you going all weekend long. 'Cause the only thing better than training with your friends, is eating with your friends! 

And, due to popular demand, we encourage you to attend an optional evening social event for all particpants so that you can continue to cultivate the friendships you've created. Expect good food, fun and a few other surprises, too!

So, what are you waiting for?

As one of our attendees stated, when asked what she might say to someone considering Iron Sisters Strength Camp, “Do it. Just, do it!"

If you have any questions about Iron Sisters™ Strength Camp 4.0, contact me!

In Strength, Frances

Bonus #1: Register early to gain access to a special presentation on Mental Toughness by Coach Sarah Leighton, which she shared at Strength Camp 1.0. We'll send you this valuable presentation just for registering before the Early Bird deadline!

Bonus #2: Register before April 19th and take advantage of the special 55% discount for Strength Camp, The Video - Strength Camp's 2.0 and 3.0 were recorded in entirety and offer almost 11 hours of video instruction for you! The perfect intro to prepare you for all that you will learn at Strength Camp 4.0! Hurry, this discount for these invaluable resources, featuring Kimberly, Jennifer, Rhaea Stinn and Sioux-Z Hartwig Gary, ends soon! Register now to receive your code!