Jump to:

Hello. Welcome to Powerlifting.

Firstly, you may be thinking; what is Powerlifting? I will get to that in more detail below, but let me begin by telling you a little bit about me and my powerlifting journey.

I started competing back in 2015, after a personal trainer friend suggested that I give it a go. I wasn’t looking for Powerlifting, it found me. As shared in the About Us section, I started my fitness journey initially hating the gym! I worked for corporate companies in the medical field service & sales industry for 10 years, the nature of that job meant I was travelling on the road for hours in a day, therefore I needed a way to keep fit and moving. I found Pole Dancing first, which led me to find Powerlifting (weird route into Powerlifting I know!)

I believe that, you don’t have to compete to love Powerlifting. You can train as a Powerlifter and just enjoy the process of getting strong and undergoing an awesome body recomposition – ‘Hello muscles!’

I compete in the British Powerlifting Federation. British Powerlifting is a trading name of GB Powerlifting Federation Limited (GBPF). It is by far the largest powerlifting organisation in the UK. The GBPF is affiliated to the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and the European Powerlifting Federation.

I compete in both Raw (Classic) & Equipped Powerlifting and represented Team GB 4 times in both disciplines.

My achievements to date include: Multiple British Record holder, 4 x Raw English Champion & u72kg Commonwealth champion. 

I have managed to hold on to and extend the u72kg British Deadlift record for 3 years! It won’t be mine for too much longer now I’ve moved up to the 84kg class.  Check out my instagram page @sheri_miles_

In addition to my lifting experience, I am a British Powerlifting Referee & Level 1 Powerlifting Coach. Over the years, I have assisted with reffing, spotting, loading, commentating and coaching at many competitions, divisionally, nationally and internationally.  I am in the fortunate position to offer my services as a powerlifting coach, after years in the game, fitness instructing, experience with injury rehabilitation and self programming. Keep reading below to see what the P&P Powerlifting Programme is all about.

Get in touch to ask me a question about Powerlifting and come and share my passion for the iron.


Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift.

The best attempt from each lift is added together to make a total. 

In competition, lifts may be performed equipped or un-equipped (typically referred to as ‘raw’ lifting or ‘classic’ in the IPF specifically). Equipment in this context refers to a supportive bench shirt or squat/deadlift suit or briefs.


Read the How to Squat, Bench & Deadlift blog article, or head over to The Power Circle HOW TO SQUAT page to watch squat technique videos and read the important cues.


Read the How to Squat, Bench & Deadlift blog article, or head over to The Power Circle HOW TO BENCH PRESS page to watch bench press technique videos and read the important cues.


Read the How to Squat, Bench & Deadlift blog article, or head over to The Power Circle HOW TO DEADLIFT page to watch deadlift technique videos and read the important cues.

You can also head over to the blog : How to Squat, Bench and Deadlift for a more detailed analysis of these 3 lifts.





like the sound of powerlifting?

check out pricing


Sheri is an excellent coach, committed and professional with a great understanding of strength and conditioning. She makes everybody feel welcome and gives educated feedback and information to help push you to the next level. My training has come on leaps and bounds since starting with Power & Pole.


Powerlifting Client

I have been working with Sheri since the beginning of the year 2020 and I am enjoying every week of my training now. I have managed to stay injury free and I have gained so much experience and knowledge about what I am doing. She really cares about what she is doing and she is a good person and trainer. She always knows how to adapt and work with me(I believe I am not very easy to work with). Even the quarantine was do much fun training with her online. I would highly recommend her to anyone that would be interested in having a good trainer(coach) that really cares. I can't wait to see what she has in store for me next!


Powerlifting Client

I am a powerlifting client and have gained confidence, strength and valuable experience working with Sheri. She is extremely personable and has a passion for lifting which shows in her programming and communication as a coach.
If you want to get strong, properly with proper feedback and guidance, contact power and pole.


Powerlifting Client

I have been working with Sheri since the beginning of 2020 through on line sessions. As a trainer (coach) she helped me overcome my mobility and stabilisation issues. Sheri constantly challenges me each session. She is so committed and dedicated to profession. Each week she certainly pushes me to the next level. Her sessions are delivered with great personal touch. Sheri is an inspirational trainer (coach).


Powerlifting Client