Come for the weightlifting, live for our community

Supportive community

We believe that our club is special. Everyone here wants you to succeed so our environment is very friendly. We are a proud member of the QWA and host local competitions as well as travel to compete in QLD and national championships.
Our team spirit separates us from gym as even though this is an individual sport, you will train and travel with others and think of them as your family.
Start a beginner program and join our family!

Effective programming

Anyone can lift weights but the way to get results is through smart programming over time.  Weightlifting isn’t as easy as it looks on TV, it will take months and years to get the hang of the major lifts.
Our programming is structured to build a solid foundation from which we can progress you over the months and years.  Here we want the best out of you so you will have your weaknesses identified and worked on making you an all round better athlete.  Nutrition is key so focus is made to incorporate our trusted specialist so as to be accurately fueled for training, competition and life in general.
If you are after longterm success we will take you from beginner to elite.

Session times

With multiple sessions daily, we hope to cater for your busy schedule.  What we offer is

Weekdays Saturday
Session starting Session ending Session starting Session ending
5.30am 7.00am
8.00am 10.00am 7.30am 9.00am
9.00am 11.00am
3.30pm 7.30pm (Friday 6.30pm)

Booking is essential for your first session. Book here!


Experienced coaching

Cameron Arthur

Cameron is the head coach for the Stay True Weightlifting Club.
2016 National Championships – QLD coaching staff

“With over 13 years in the industry, I started my fitness career wanting to bring functionality back into the aged communities’ lives.
Working in gyms as a gym instructor and personal trainer and owning my own business.  I have worked with a wide range of the community and special populations.
In January 2012 I affiliated with CrossFit and our journey took an exciting turn, achieving greater results and changing people’s lives.  How? CrossFit made people passionate about fitness and with the challenges they faced they grew as people.  These ordinary people achieved extraordinary feats due to our coaching and our CrossFit community.
I was introduced to Olympic weightlifting through CrossFit and the sport stole my heart.  Since dedicating myself to weightlifting, every waking moment has been learning and improving myself and my athletes.
I founded Stay True Weightlifting Club in 2013 and since then our weightlifting club has grown to accommodate all levels of athletes and become part of Queensland Weightlifting.  I am blessed to have a dedicated team that supports each other through everyday training sessions, local club competitions and on the state and national stage.  Without the support of everyone, the club wouldn’t exist and we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today.

My career goals are to continue representing Queensland and to work towards coaching the national teams with one day joining the commonwealth and olympic squads.”


– Bachelor of Human Movement Science

– Cert III and IV in Fitness

– Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 1 Licence

– State Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 2 Licence

– National Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 3 Intern Licence

– State Offical Weightlifting Referee

– Lvl 1 Strength and Conditioning coach

– Lvl 1 CrossFit trainer

– CrossFit Strongman trainer

– CrossFit Weightlifting trainer

– Working with children Blue card


Jemma Cowper

Jem meet coachesJemma is the head coach for CrossFit Gympie.

“After finding CrossFit in 2011 and seeing the positive impact it was having on not only myself but our friends and family, I decided I wanted to help more people achieve their goals and do things they never would have dreamed of prior to CrossFit.

Since then, I have completed a number of courses and seminars to try and bring the best information and services to our clients. After a number of years of coaching under Cameron I now run all of our our CrossFit classes and love bringing the excitement of health and fitness to the Gympie community. ”


– Lvl 2 CrossFit Trainer

– Cert III in Fitness

– Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 1 Licence

– CrossFit Kids Trainer

– CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

– CrossFit Mobility Trainer

– National Weightlifting Referee