Women & Weights

Strength training is a form of exercise that uses resistance to induce muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles.  This contracting of your muscles against a resisting force has also led it to be called resistance training.  The key benefits are greater muscular strength, improved muscle tone and appearance, plus increased endurance and a reduction in fat.  When properly performed, strength training can also provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being, such as improved joint function and reduced potential for injury.

Men can develop substantial muscles, over time and using weight; in general, women lack the testosterone to do this but instead can develop a firm, toned physique, still with increased strength.

What Are The Benefits Of A Women & Weights Class?

Work out with me and other women around you, as well as motivational music to work out along to, Women & Weights ensures you not only enjoy your workout but also give it everything you’ve got!

Your body will tone up as you gain muscle and as the fat drops off you will notice improved shape and definition around your body.

How Many Calories Are Burned In A class?

With classes lasting 45 to 60 minutes, there is ample time to burn serious calories. And we all know, the more calories burned than taken in will result in weight loss. During a 60-minute session, the calories burned can be around 600, depending on the intensity of the class.

What Is Involved?

Women & Weights is a cardio strength class that utilises a range of equipment from kettlebells, to dumbbells to bars to slam balls to resistance bands and more – each class is different which is important to keep your muscles guessing and the enjoyment fresh. All classes usually last around 60 minutes. They are fun yet rigorous workouts that raise heart rate, work every area of your body and burn a serious amount of calories

Firstly we will go through a warm-up using body weight initially to get you ready for the intense workout.

You then complete an intense muscle and cardio workout using weights. Each of the major muscle groups is worked in turn including chest, back, shoulders and abdominals. This ensures maximum calorie burn and toning as it hits every area of your body.

You will then perform a cool down and complete stretches to reduce muscle soreness and risk of injury.

Are These Classes Good For Weight Loss?

Resistance training with weights is a great calorie burner and an excellent way to build muscle. As muscles repair from the workouts, your body’s metabolism is increased. This means that calories are burned at an increased rate long after you finish the class.

With increased muscle mass, you require more energy day to day, which if you follow a calorie deficit diet will result in a greater rate of loss.

So not only do you burn plenty of calories performing the workout, you also continue burning them as your body recovers and you can permanently increase your metabolism by building muscle.

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Timetable for 2018

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Wednesday Evenings 6.30pm – Women & Weights – Spencer’s Wood Recreation Ground (behind The Farriers Pub)

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Email me at hello@myfitzone.co.uk to book.

 

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