LONDON, OHIO (Jan 19, 2017)—Elitefts and Westside Barbell today announced an agreement to provide strength training related content and related equipment as a means of fulfilling an ongoing mission to respond to the needs and desires of people around the world who place training as a top priority in their life.  As result of the agreement, both brands now have an even greater strength-training related product portfolio and deeper educational offering.

“Elitefts is an education company that also sells top-of-the-line strength equipment and accessories, and partners have always played a key role in the success of our company,” said elitefts CEO, Dave Tate.  “As the premier destination of professional-grade products and equipment that rivals the standards and expectations demanded by some of the world’s most prestigious training centers and gyms, we are proud to offer an even greater product selection that now includes Westside Barbell.

Last year, also made a renewed investment to further expanding a committed editorial staff supported by staff writers, editors, outside columnists, contributors, videographers, and photographers. Today, we are proud to now provide even more readers with direct access to our content.  This is all part of our ongoing mission to produce quality strength related information at no charge to readers as we continue to seek partnerships with business, academic, not-for-profit, educators and others to share accurate, actionable information.  And, when it comes to accurate Westside Barbell information, there are only a very small handful of people who can best provide that—the people who actually trained there.”

Tate added: “I never performed a single squat without great lifters around to help coach me and correct form. These guys also taught me about training, how to compete and fight, and of course, how to give the knowledge back. And that is why the core mission of elitefts will always pivot around free education. These guys took the time to help me out, without expecting anything in return. I continue to try to pay that back and it is an honor to again be able to do that with Louie.”

Westside Barbell is a private “Invitation Only” Elite training facility in Columbus Ohio. It was created by world renowned power lifter Louie Simmons. Louie is one of only 5 lifters to total Elite in 5 different powerlifting weight classes. For more detailed information, please visit:

Elitefts is the industry’s top information and equipment destination for strength athletes or anyone that places training at a high priority within their life. It is committed to service excellence by providing a simple, accurate and memorable experience coupled with deliveries and installations that are complete, professionally managed, on-time, and fully supported. For the best training equipment, information and accessories visit us at

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