The University of Alberta Powerlifting Association (UAPA) was established to encourage individuals interested in pursuing powerlifting either for competition or for developing general fitness. The sport of powerlifting consists of three lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift. The overall purpose of this sport is to test maximal strength for the body as a whole. The Club has a beautiful facility located in the Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre where they hold regular training sessions. Each year, the Club hosts the Power Surge competition as well.