Blog: Women and weights

Fitness Manager James writes about; Why women need more weight training!

Why women need more weight training

Things are getting better, more and more women are asking me to show them how to get stronger through weight training. It really has grown in popularity in recent years, although some still give me a puzzled look when I recommend weight training. There are so many reasons for this, but I surmise they have a fear of getting big muscles and losing their femininity.

Firstly, I really don’t know where to start with this huge misconception:You will not get huge/bulky/unfemine if you use weights.

I don’t want to waste my time explaining the difference between estrogen and testosterone. But it is virtually impossible for the average women to develop huge muscles you see on guys without testosterone.

Here are just a few reasons that weight training might be the best thing you add to your training routine:

  • You will gain strength
  • You will lose body fat
  • Increase confidence  
  • Improve overall performance
  • Reduce the risk of injury

Everyone that trains wants to feel strong, confident and happy in their own skin: from playing with their kids, to fitting in a favourite pair of jeans they wore a few years ago. If you have a gym membership, use the whole gym, experiment and don’t be afraid to ask for some advice.

Weight training really has so many benefits, so I have decided to run a "Weights for Women" Strength training 101 workshop here at Dorking Sports Centre.  

The 'Weights for Women' workshop will come in four separate sessions starting on the 7th February 2018 lasting approximately 90-minutes. Whether your new or experienced with weights, this workshop will be perfect for those seeking to improve their form, reduce there risk of injury, gain strength or increase your own confidence.

This workshop will cover squats, deadlifts, bench, overhead press and much more.

The workshop costs £100 per person, with a maximum of 4 participant.

To book or for further deatils please email