BRINGING WORLD CLASS COACHING TO EVERYONE

What we stand for

Lifters League strive for the best in strength, education, health and coaching. We are Brisbane's best at formulating strength-building training structured around injury prevention and health while still allowing our members to reach their performance and body transformation goals. Our aim is to provide specialist services, with the best in-class coaching, to push each of our members towards their goals.  

In powerlifting, we value excellence, teamwork, loyalty, trust and respect for each of our athletes. We want our athletes to achieve the absolute best performance possible, reaching their strength goals and competition goals. This is why we have the best coaches, equipment and encourage teamwork. The Lifters League powerlifting team work together to motivate and encourage each other.  

STRENGTH COACHES

Gus

Gus Cooke

  • Head Coach
  • Powerlifting Coach
  • ISSN Sports Nutritionist
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Leoni

Leoni Smith

  • Senior Strength Coach
  • Club Manager
  • Councillor
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Mel

Mel Tolone

  • Strongman Coach
  • ASCA Strength and
    Conditioning Coach
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Natalie

Natalie Kormushoff

  • Strength Coach
  • Callisthenics Coach
  • ISSN Sports Nutritionist
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History of Lifters League

Lifters League was founded by Gus Cooke in 2016 to bring the best of science, strength sports, nutrition, and bodybuilding to anyone who is passionate, or just willing to give it a go. Gus brought together the best in strength coaches, sports practitioners, researchers, and nutritionists to develop a complete coaching system with a holistic approach to create superior results in strength, sports performance, and body composition.

Gus has built on his passion of powerlifting and also established a powerlifting team within Lifters League and created a thriving environment for athletes to compete at the most elite level and has resulted in many national and world records.

ABOUT Gus Cooke

Hi, I’m Gus Cooke and I’m the Head Coach of Lifters League. My story starts back in 2009 in the Australian Army in the Royal Australian Regiment. We were getting ready for deployment to Afghanistan but during my training, I sustained a severe injury that accumulated over months of intense training and had developed stress fractures in both my legs preventing me from getting deployed and landed myself in rehab for 8 months. So, being placed a desk duty, I got fat. Then like most people, I looked towards the gym to change my body. Lucky for me, my first mentor was a powerlifter and I learned the 3 fundamental lifts : Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift and based our training around those lifts. This started the neverending pursuit of being better, bigger, leaner and stronger.

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OUR TEAM, LIFTING TOGETHER.

We believe teamwork is the key to success. Our members help each other strive to maximise their potential. Our record busting results are achieved from the support of our entire community.

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