Jo Ann Aita
Jo Ann Aita is the co-owner of Max’s Gym and Head Coach the Weightlifting Team, Powerlifting Club, and Women’s Strong School. She is a World Class athlete, having achieved International success in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting, over the past 15 years. Learn More
Despite starting weightlifting in her mid thirties and rehabbing two shoulder surgeries in 2010, she was able to come back with Personal Record lifts at the USA Weightlifting Olympic Trials in 2012, placing 5th overall against many competitors half her age.
At the 2012 SPF Women’s Pro-Am Powerlifting meet, Jo Ann went 9/9 setting a New All-time World Record Total in the Raw w/Wraps category. She also broke the American Deadlift record, which had stood since 1981. Jo Ann is a Senior National Medalist in Weightlifting and has been honored with the PWA Masters Lifter of the Year Awards in 2014, 2016, & 2017. Jo Ann currently holds IWF Masters World Records, Masters Games Records, Masters Pan Am Records, & Masters American Records in Snatch, C & J, and Total.