Why Women Should Lift Weights

Women can benefit from lifting weights

Women of all ages can benefit from lifting weights.  Women tend to shy away from weights for a variety of reasons but research shows that we might be selling ourselves short. A strength training program will boost your metabolism, produce stronger bones, fight weight gain and combat the effects of menopause.

The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn

You’ve probably heard that muscle burns more calories than fat, and that’s true! If you build up your muscle mass, you increase your metabolism and will burn more calories, even when your body is at rest. Let’s face it, we all want to keep burning calories after we leave the gym and adding weights is a perfect way to do that!

If you are menopausal, make weights a priority

Regular physical activity is crucial for women facing menopause. Pre and post menopausal women especially need to weight train to increase bone density and lower chances of osteoporosis. Don’t let your age stop you-you can start a weight training program at any age! Strong muscles reduce the possibility of injury, improve body composition, provide a sense of confidence, and allow you to recover more quickly from physical activities.

Lift weights to fight weight gain

Weight lifting can support weight loss by building muscle mass and by burning calories during and after your workout. A strength training workout routine can help shred those unwanted pounds.

Let us help you with a customized strength training program

Get the most from your gym time. From setting goals to customizing your workouts, our personal trainers at Prairie Athletic Club draw on proven strategies to ensure you’re moving in the direction you want. Or check out our buddy group training program and team up with your gym mates.  Our trainers will provide the fun and challenging program while participants motivate each other to achieve success!


Why Women Should Lift Weights

Why Women Should Lift Weights