View Full Version : PLers in LA?

08-29-2007, 12:09 PM
I'm finding it really hard to find PLers or a PL gym in LA (Westwood area). Any advice how to find them?

08-29-2007, 12:27 PM
A quick search lead me to this (AAU Powerlifting). Hop[e it helps.


**If you are looking for a Powerlifting contacts, please click on the District Area below**

SOUTHERN PACIFIC DISTRICT (Organized November, 1909)

Martin Drake
PO Box 108
Nuevo, CA 92567

Including the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura all within the State of California. (Territory re-aligned October, 1973.)

08-29-2007, 12:35 PM
try this: http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/4420

08-29-2007, 12:57 PM
Thanks bros.

Whoa, look what I found:

Gym Name: Fitness Individualized Training (FIT)
Owner/Manager: Scot Mendelson
Address: 13752 Ventura Blvd.
City: Sherman Oaks
State/Province/Country: CA
Zip: 91423
Phone Number: (818) 781-8643
Email: mendy1000@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.scotmendelson.net/FIT.html

I wonder if they'll take up a greenhorn like me. Are most PLing gyms open to the public, or do you have to be invited in somehow?

08-29-2007, 01:08 PM
I was looking for that not too long ago. I think it is a fitness club, that just happens to have Big Mendy as the owner. His is open to the public. We should email him :evillaugh

Thanks Big$, found 2 by work and 1 by the house.

08-29-2007, 01:10 PM
Dude, totally! That'd be cool. I found the gym on the PLWatch site that bigmoney put up, so hopefully it's a PL gym (not just a fitness one).

Where in LA are you from Doug? I go back to school (UCLA) at late Sept, so I'll email him then. :thumbup:

08-29-2007, 01:14 PM
I am in the OC, but he is such a respected PLer I have always been tempted to drive up there and have him help improve my form.

08-29-2007, 01:34 PM
I would think Mendy would allow powerlifting at that gym... considering his own credentials :).

09-01-2007, 03:29 AM
i live in valencia, i dont think there are any powerlifting type gyms in westwood, lol.. one that i do know of is chatsworth's gym, powerhouse, maybe we should train together one day if you have the time IZich