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Why You Need Strength and Mobility Training for Optimum Health

It's time to look after YOU. You used to exercise and you want to get back into it, but there is so much conflicting information out there it's overwhelming!

 You’ve heard that you should be lifting weights, but you don’t want to bulk up.

You’re sick of feeling bloated and uncomfortable.

Work and your family life already has you feeling stressed and overwhelmed. 

You feel like your high intensity training is contributing to STRESS in your body and also you simply don’t have time to add MORE running, MORE boxing or MORE interval training. 

I have been there before - all you crave is to know what works for YOU,

to get healthy again,

without getting distracted.

It’s time to feel strong, lean and powerful.

OK, here's  why I believe EVERY WOMAN needs to lift weights in a safe, supportive and empowering environment. 

1. Achieve better hormonal balance 

Many women avoid the weights room is due to the common misconception that “weights make you bulky”,

BUT, this is in fact extremely hard to achieve naturally, as women have 10-30 time less testosterone than men – a hormonal precursor for muscle growth

For women, human growth hormone (HGH) is a slimming and muscle building hormone that's key for recovery, repair and maintaining a lean and healthy body.

There are three ways to reliably restore HGH in the body; sleep, adequate protein intake and resistance training. For post-menopausal women, strength training has been shown to improve total body composition through a significant increase in lean tissue and reductions in body fat.  

 

2. Manage stress by reducing inflammation  

You’re dealing with stress and inflammation

You're feeling bloated and stuck. Run down

Many women believe that cardio or high intensity interval training (HIIT) will help them lose weight faster

BUT,

Strength training can be one of the best ways to improve fitness and resilience without causing too much additional stress to the system

In combination with a low or anti-inflammatory diet and stress management techniques,  strength training will contribute to changes in body shape and improved mobility and movement.  

SO,

Dial down the intensity and increase your strength work. Here at Workshop, we can still achieve a lot of training volume (and real results) with accessory movements, strength circuits and bodyweight strength and mobility.  

 

3. Reduce injury risk and move your body in the real world 

Injuries suck

They stop you from playing with your kids or bush walking on the weekend

Inflammation and stress can also lead to an increased risk of injury and will often show up as chronic niggles or pain.  

A quality strength-training program can help to prevent injury and strengthen tissues for active pursuits.

Whether you’re training for competitive triathlon

your first 5 km fun run, or... you want to strengthen your back so you can lift your kids easily

It’s essential to include strength training as part of your regular routine.  

 


Workshop is s gym in Kew, Melbourne that offers high quality, small group strength classes suited to both men and women looking to improve overall health, manage stress and GET RESULTS.  

We provide both group and individual support in the areas of nutrition, lifestyle coaching, mobility training and more to provide you with a holistic approach to your health, so you can enjoy a life of movement and vitality. 

Call us now on 0413 949 535 to book a free call with one of our head coaches to discuss your training, nutrition and health goals.