We build strong women at our gym! Meg is mentally and physically tough and quietly crushes it everyday!
Perhaps no other fitness myth is more pervasive and insulting to women than the myth that lifting weights makes women bulky. I could write 1,000 blog posts on this issue because there are so many different points to address. However, today I will focus on just one: "What the hell is bulky anyway?" Leigh Peel researched this very question and found that the majority of her 2000 research subjects identified Hillary Swank's Million Dollar Baby physique as too bulky.
Here's the big fat bulky deal. Lifting weights will make you strong. Lifting weights will make you burn more calories which increases your metabolism. Lifting weights will increase your bone density decreasing your risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures. Lifting weights will make you powerful. Lifting weights will make it easier to carry your kids, your groceries, your skis, your bike, your kayak, your everything.
At our gym we lift weights and no one is bulky. In fact, we probably lift heavier weights that Hillary Swank on none of us look like her. We all look like the best version of the strong, confident, and powerful women that we are.
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