Goodbye to Amanda Whiting

Goodbye Amanda - Great Lifter, Coach and Friend.  Good luck in Texas.  We will miss you!

Matt Yung (62 kg) - 2016 American Open - 95 kg snatch

Matt's final snatch at the 2016 American Open - 95 kg - three for three in the snatch

Courtesy of Hookgrip


CMG has moved back to the 550 Highland Center.

550 Highland Center
550 Highland Street
Frederick, MD 21701

The 550 Highland Center  is located directly across Highland Street from the Great Frederick Fair Grounds.


Visitors and Guest Lifters

We welcome athletes of all stripes, both male and female: Olympic Weightlifters, Power Lifters, Crossfit,  Track & Field,  Football Players, etc.  Come by, train with us and see if you are interested in training on a regular basis. 

We ask lifters to donate $15 per training session (first session is free) or $60 per month for open access to all training sessions. We also require that all regular members join USA Weightlifting.

Links of interest:

East Coast Gold:
Maryland Weightlifting (Maryland and Potomac Valley Lifting News):
CMG's Youtube Channel:
USA Weightlifting:
Rothwell's Youtube Channel (great OL videos):
Cool Site With USAW Meet Results and Athlete Records: OLY STATS WEBSITE

Training Times

Monday - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Open gym only 
Tuesday - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Instructional coaching available
Wednesday - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Open gym only 
Thursday - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Instructional coaching available
Saturday - 10:00 am to 1:30 pm  - Instructional coaching available 
Sunday - 10:00 am to 1:30 pm - Instructional coaching available   

Visitors should Email or Call Kevin Quirk to confirm training times.   or  301-788-7396

Directions, Equipment & Coaches

Directions to the 550 Highland Center: 

From the South:
From Take I-270 N
Take exit 32 to merge onto I-70 E toward Baltimore
Take exit 56 to merge onto MD-144 W toward Patrick St
Turn right on Monroe Avenue (at the second traffic light)
Turn left on Highland Street
Turn right into the 550 Highland Center
CMG is located behind the double blue doors directly in front of you as you drive in.

From the North:
Take US 15 South
Take I-70 E toward Baltimore 
From this point on, the directions are identical to those above.

Facility Equipment:
(7) 8x8 lifting platforms
(7) 20kg York Elite Competition Bars
(1) 20kg DHS Training Bar
(2) 15kg Eleiko Competition Bars
(4) 15kg York Elite Competition Bars
(1) Aluminum technique bar
(4) Squat racks
Pull boxes
Jerk Boxes
Bumpers from 5kg-25 kg
Metal plates 1.0kg to 10kg
USAW National Coaches:
Kevin Quirk
Jami Willette-Brown

USAW Level One Coaches:
Ward Sorensen
Forrest Agee
Ashley Young
Ashley Hanlon
Sarah Atanasoff
Alan Ramnath
Rebecca Tyson
Hunter Peltz

Who We Are


An East Coast Gold Satellite Center and USA Weightlifting Training Facility

Central Maryland Gold Olympic Weightlifting is a tax-exempt organization that operates an Olympic Weightlifting training facility located in the 550 Highland Center, 550 Highland Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701.  Olympic Weightlifting is one of the single best training protocols available for developing explosive power, flexibility, coordination and strength in athletics.  Well-coached Olympic Weightlifting is statistically one of the safest sports practiced in the world.

We are a USA Weightlifting (USAW) sanctioned club with two USAW Certified National Level Coaches and six USAW Certified Level One Coaches who volunteer their time to work with athletes in a low coach to athlete ratio environment.  Our membership has included many nationally ranked School Age, Junior, Senior, and Master category lifters, both male and female, champion high school Track & Field athletes, as well as football & baseball players.

We individualize programs for any level of athlete.  Regardless of age or fitness level, you will find substantial improvement in balance, agility, speed, and strength.   If you have been exposed to the Olympic Lifts (the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk) in a CrossFit program, we can help you master these lifts. We can even design a short-term program for your sports team.