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Strength Training For Women

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

strength training for women

Are you a woman over 35, desperately seeking effective ways to change your body shape, lose weight and most importantly… improve your health?

While many women turn to cardio exercises and restrictive diets, incorporating strength training into your fitness routine can get you incredible results

In this blog post, we'll explore five compelling reasons why women over 35 should embrace strength training as a key component of their weight loss journey

Cardio is usually the most common route people go when they want to lose weight, or HIIT based classes.

While cardio will help you to lose weight it will not give you the changes to your body shape that you might want

Running (along with a calorie deficit) can help you to lose weight…


If you want that ‘toned’ look then you will not get this from just running and diet alone.

Before we continue…

We always recommend a cardio activity to our members as the focus is never just on weight loss and body shape changes

Your focus should be on improving your health and to do this you need to incorporate cardio into your routine

30-45 minutes, 3x per week where you raise your heart rate is essential to improve your cardiovascular system

Never neglect cardio…

The 5 Benefits of Strength Training for Women

Boost Metabolism and Burn Fat Efficiently

One of the most significant benefits of strength training is its ability to increase your metabolism and burn fat effectively

As women age, their metabolism naturally slows down, making weight loss more challenging

Strength training, however, helps counteract this effect

By building lean muscle mass, you'll raise your resting metabolic rate, enabling your body to burn more calories even at rest

This increased metabolic efficiency promotes fat loss and assists in achieving your weight loss goals

Preserve and Strengthen Bone

As women age, bone density tends to decrease, which can lead to conditions like osteoporosis, especially during the peri-menopause and menopause

Strength training offers a powerful solution by helping preserve and strengthen your bones

Incorporating strength training into your routine can provide the dual benefit of weight loss and improved bone health, ensuring a healthier future

Sculpt and Tone Your Body

Beyond weight loss, strength training offers a unique advantage: it helps sculpt and tone your body

Cardio exercises alone may lead to weight loss, but they may not provide the desired shape and definition

Strength training, on the other hand, allows you to target specific muscle groups, shaping them to create a lean and sculpted physique

By focusing on strength training exercises, you'll not only shed excess fat but also enhance your overall body composition

Increase Strength and Functional Fitness

Strength training goes beyond aesthetic benefits; it also improves your functional fitness and overall strength

As we age it is essential to our posture and overall day to day activates that we have the muscle strength to be able to complete activities and also reduce the potential problems of lower back and ‘stoops’

Regular strength training sessions increase muscle strength and endurance, making these tasks easier and reducing the risk of injuries

Additionally, enhanced strength can boost your confidence and empower you in various aspects of life

Improve Mental Well-being and Confidence

Weight loss journeys often come with emotional challenges, and it's crucial to prioritise mental well-being throughout the process

Strength training can significantly contribute to your mental health

Engaging in regular exercise releases endorphins, which are natural mood enhancers

The sense of accomplishment and progress that comes with strength training can boost your self-confidence and improve body image, leading to an overall positive mindset

If you are not someone who lifts weights now it may seem quite strange but the elation, the feeling of achievement and how proud you feel when you lift certain weights or beat your pervious lifts in certain exercises is incredible

You leave the gym with a huge achievement of being able to see your improvements, not just in your body shape but also in the weights you are lifting

We Know Strength Training Can Be Daunting For Some Women

Overcoming the fear or not fully understanding exactly what you need to do is something we specialise in helping you to overcome

During our 6-week transformation challenge we give develop a strength training program that is built just for you

After your initial 1-2-1 assessment we then use these results to build your program

So, it does not matter what your current levels of experience or fitness currently are

Take the challenge today and book your free weight loss strategy session today

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