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 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2015 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 Strength Camp 3.0

Friday July 22nd to Sunday July 24th, 2016

If you could ask a World Champion Powerlifter any question,         what would that be?

In the last few years, Iron Sisters™ have come together as a powerlifting family to immerse ourselves in the fundamentals of powerlifting, but we’ve taken away much, more:

  1. We’ve celebrated our passion for lifting;
  2. We’ve recognized how to become more coachable;
  3. We’ve identified the importance of mindset and mental toughness;
  4. We’ve learned how to train for consistently setting and achieving milestones;
  5. We’ve gained confidence; and,
  6. We’ve become equipped to reach for bigger goals.

There is a verse in the Bible that goes something like this: “As iron sharpens iron, so does one [sister] another.” Proverbs 27:17

When iron blades are drawn together, each becomes sharper and thus more effective.  And, I’m sure that you’ve experienced this with people, too.

In my world, this is not accidental. I have to make it happen. And, you can make it happen in your life, too! Making the decision to surround yourself with like-minded women in your pursuit of strength can be YOUR first step to making this transpire.

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 3.0!

Our 2016 Iron Sisters Strength Camp is bigger and better.

It takes place July 22nd, 23rd and 24th in Brantford, Ontario!

Register today to be sure you get the absolute best price we can offer for this event, saving you over $50 off the registration fee.

Our Early Bird Registration Price is only $547, 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 World Class Deadlifting  

One of the world's most successful powerlifters joins us for the first time: 24-time USAPL Champ and IPF Powerlifting Champion, Sioux-Z Hartwig-Gary, will help you bust through your plateaus teaching you how to master 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.


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 3.0?

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 to join Strength Camp 3.0 as observers. Coaches will NOT be participating in the hands-on training, but will be able to experience all other aspects of Strength Camp. During our training sessions coaches will be "on the side-lines".

Early Bird Registration is now open for the Coach Stream, and for only $247.00 this is a professional development opportunity you won't want to miss!

More Strength Camp 3.0 Details

Preliminary Iron Sisters Strength Camp Agenda                   

Friday July 22nd:  Registration between 3 pm and 4 pm

4:15 pm Welcome and Introductions

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Squat Presentation and Squat Training

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Coaches Panel #1

Wrap up for the night

Dinner on your own for Strength Camp participants (Coaching Team dinner TBA)

Saturday July 23rd: 9:45 am through 3:00 pm

9:45 am Re-group and Re-cap

10:00 am -12:30 pm Bench Press Presentation and Bench Press Training

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Coaches Panel #2

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (provided on site) and social time

2:05 pm - 2:55 pm Special Topics Presentation 

3:00 pm Wrap up for the day and Celebrity Presenters Training Session (Strength camp participants are invited to stay to watch our world class athletes train!)

6:30 pm Iron Sisters Social – All participants are invited to this Special Social (details TBA)

Sunday July 24th: 9:15 am through 1:30 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 – 1:30 Wrap Up

Your investment in this incredible camp experience is only $597.

Our Coach Stream attendees have the opportunity to attend for only $297.

But remember, for a limited time, we are offering our Special Early Bird Pricing for Strength Camp 3.0 participants at only $547!

Coach Stream particiapants get an Early Bird Price of only $247!

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

 WE ONLY HAVE ROOM FOR 40 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 3.0

4-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!

SIOUX-Z HARTWIG-GARY'S two and a half decades of expertise in the squat 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 Sioux-Z, Jennifer and Kimberly, and a World Class Team of Coaches, including:

 Multiple CPU Champion, IPF World Record Holder in the Squat and Team Canada Member, Coach Rhaea Stinn

Rhaea returns to Strength Camp as one of Canada's all-time powerlifting greats. She is a wealth of knowledge and imparts her passion for the sport as only a true champion can. It doesn't hurt that she is the current IPF World Record Holder in the squat in the 72 kg Classic category either!

 CPU Champion and Bench Press specialist, Coach Avi Silverberg  


USAPL Coach, Coach Matt Gary

 CPU Champion and Deadlift specialist, Coach Tom Kean

CPU Champion and Record Holder, Coach Ryan Stinn


IPF athlete, official and photographer/storyteller, Harnek Singh Rai 

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

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've included an 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, or Strength Camp 3.0, 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: Our Celebrity Presenters have agreed to a special Google Hangout presentation especially for our Early Bird Registrants. Register before April 15th and you will have access to this Iron Sisters exclusive presentation!