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SPAR weightlifting classes are geared toward youth, ages 10 to 14. The classes are currently held at Bilberry Park Community Center, located at 1902 Alabama Street. 

Youth can:
  • Gain muscle and lose fat
  • Improve appearance
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Improve confidence and discipline
  • Increase strength and stamina
  • Run faster and jump higher

Participation in the program is free. For more information or to register, call Bilberry Park at 318-673-5345.

Class Times
  • Location: Bilberry Park
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Instructor: Josh Redden

Student Achievements
SPAR's Weightlifting Program had four youth weightlifters to compete in the recent AAU Junior Olympics Games in New Orleans. All four of the participants earned a medal.

Congratulations go out to:
  • Isaiah Childs, 14 years old, who received a bronze medal in the 14-15 boys 77 kilogram weight class
  • Derrick Davis, at 12 years old, earned a gold medal in the 12-13 boys 69 kilogram weight class
  • Stan Juan Persley, 10 years of age, won a bronze medal in the 11 and Under Boys 39 kilogram weight class
  • Jacobe Sweet, also 10 years of age, won a bronze medal in the 11 and Under Boys 63 kilogram weight class

City of Shreveport, Louisiana