Updated: Jan 21, 2022
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday! Here in Colorado we are waiting on a pretty big snow storm to come, so what better day for me to tell you everything that is here and is coming!! My passion is to help women (and several men), be comfortable with weight training! Once you are comfortable I want to also challenge you, so you will see all the benefits of what weight training can provide!! Are you ready to hear all about them?
Here are just a few:
1) It makes you strong. I may be stating the obvious here but one of the main benefits of lifting weights is that it makes you stronger. I said stronger, not bigger. There's a difference! Getting strong is beneficial in so many areas of life. From being able to piggyback your best friend home after a big night out and carrying your bike down a flight of stairs to building a strong core that improves posture and helps alleviate stubborn back pain.
2. Muscle helps to burn more fat When you lift weights, you change your body composition. That means a better ratio of muscle to fat. Lean dense muscle is more metabolically active meaning that your body burns more calories throughout the day performing your normal daily tasks. Regular weight training should be as important as cardio exercise for weight maintenance and fat loss.
3. It can help reduce your risk of injury While it might sound counterintuitive, it's a fact that strength training (when done properly) can help reduce your risk of injury. Not only will it strengthen your muscles and bones, but it also helps strengthen the connective tissues – the ligaments and tendons that keep your body operating at peak condition.
4. It can improve the appearance of the body parts you least like Unfortunately, you cannot spot reduce fat in certain areas of your body no matter how hard you try. You can, however, with weight training enhance the aesthetics of these troublesome areas (for women this is most typically the back of the arms, hips, and bottom) by building lean, dense muscle that helps improve the shape and therefore the appearance of these body parts.
5. Optimise Sleep If you've ever done a tough weight training workout, you can appreciate the sometimes blood, always sweat and often tears that are involved. When you push your body hard during workouts, you increase your body's need and ability to get a good night's sleep. Note – if you do struggle to fall asleep, try not to work out too close to bedtime. While exercise can help you nod off and sleep more soundly, when you exercise just before bed, you raise your core body temperature which can have the opposite effect.
6. It helps improve sporting and athletic performance Long gone are the days that athletes train only in the area of the sport they perform. These days, almost all athletes, regardless of their sport, follow some form of strength training plan. Incorporating weight training into your workout program specific to your sport can help you improve your power, strength, and speed to make you a better athlete.
7. It adds longevity to your life While staying fit and healthy can add years to your life, weight training has particularly good longevity benefits. As we get older our bodies begin to lose muscle which reduces strength and mobility. A 2014 study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) shows that the more muscle mass you have as you get older, the less likely you are to die prematurely. That means that as opposed to focusing on how much you weigh, we should be trying to maximize and focus on maintaining muscle mass as we age. What better way to do that than by lifting weights!?
8. Less Back Pain, Injury, and Arthritis Strength training not only builds stronger muscles but also strengthens connective tissues and increases joint stability. This acts as reinforcement for the joints and helps prevent injury. Strenthening the glute muscles can help in eliminating or alleviating low-back and knee pain.2 Weight training can strengthen joints and ease the pain of osteoarthritis.
9. Lower Risk of Certain Diseases Weight training can improve cardiovascular health in several ways, including lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol, increasing HDL ("good") cholesterol, and lowering blood pressure. Adding cardiovascular exercise to your workout routine helps maximize these benefits.4 Weight training can increase spinal bone mineral density and enhance bone modeling. Lastly, weight training may improve the way the body processes sugar, which may reduce the risk of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes (sometimes known as "adult-onset" diabetes) is a problem for people of all genders and can be associated with excess weight.
Honestly there are so many more benefits as well!! Your whole mindset can change! You feel so much confident and we all need a little more of that! You will be a better human all around since you are taking care of yourself first and in turn being better for others. You will love all the support an motivation you get from others doing the same things and that helps so much with motivation and accountability!
This is why I do what I do and I want you all to know what options you have if you would like to take on this journey with me! I have spent years creating the content that I do to my clients. Lots of time researching and actually practicing what I preach to come up with the best programs I can for you!
There is nothing better then getting a message about how one of my programs has changed a life and that will never grow old and is why I created so many different options that can fit any schedule!
I also have a BRAND NEW program starting February 1st!!!!
Here is what I offer:
1) In person weight training in my home for group or individual (very limited spots)
2) Online Virtual Live Classes (WOW Women on Weights), where you are in the comfort of your own home and I am guiding you every step of the way! You are in a group environment with like minded women.
3) On Demand Online W.O.W Women on Weights Virtual Academy! 3 Workouts a week, nutrtion, accountability etc, all on your own schedule and you can train whereever you are!
4) BRAND NEW PROGRAM: On Deman Online Women on Weights Vitrual Academy PLUS: This will include all the weight training I offer, plus cardio! I can work with running/walking, biking, swimming, your cardio of choice to help you stay accountable, have a plan, and stick to it. Kick off for this will February 1st!
If you are interested in learning more about any of this, please leave a comment or feel free to DM me. There are several others doing these programs that will welcome you and support you as well!!
I can't wait to hear from you and answer any questions you may have, help you feel less intimidate, and help you rock this journey!