School of Strength is a private strength & conditioning facility owned & run by the legendary Rodney Anthony

School of Strength, under the coaching of Rodney Anthony, offers the following services:

Training at our facility – Powerlifting, Weight Lifting & Strongman

Online training with a leased set of equipment, bar, weights, squat rack and bench

Online training with your own equipment

Sports nutrition, with Carol Anthony, at our facility or online.

Rodney is well known for his involvement in Powerlifting, Weight Lifting and Strongman. Rodney himself competed in Powerlifting and Weight Lifting and held many South African records and titles over a 37 year period, competing every year for those 37 years. Rodney started Strongman competitions in South Africa in 1985 and promoted and ran the World Mighty Man in 1992 and 1993.

Rodney is undoubtedly one of the most experienced powerlifting coaches in the world and is known to be one of the best tacticians on competition day. He currently coaches a number of powerlifters and weightlifters and is responsible for the strength training of several National and Provincial cricketers, cyclists, strongmen and dancers.

Powerlifting and Weight Lifting have been Rodney’s passion for the last 47 years. From 1988 to 2018 Rodney was the national powerlifting coach, the Olympic Weight Lifting coach at the 1999 Africa Games as well as the Paralympic Powerlifting coach to the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics. Rodney has coached numerous world champions, scores of medalists and achieved a bronze medal at the Paralympics with Moekie Grobbelaar.

School of Strength is one of the best equipped Powerlifting, Weightlifting, strongman and functional training gyms around and is home to several national and international powerlifters. School of Strength is affiliated to the SAPF (IPF) and is also the South African agent for Titan Support Systems, Inc. which is IPF approved. 

Carol Anthony, a Powerlifter, INBA Natural Body Builder and TriFitness athlete is a qualified nutritionist. Carol can assist you with your day to day nutrition for performance, competition prep, weight loss and making weight on comp day. Although Carol is a plant-based athlete herself, she has practised as a mainstream nutritionist for 15 years.


Powerlifting &

Weight Lifting


Strongman &

Functional Training


Sports Nutrition