pt.2 🙎🏽♀️Opinion of women in fitness
I remember being in a hairdressers with my mam back in the day, (maybe a good 11 years ago) and while looking through one of those cheap, rubbish talking magazines I vividly remember pointing out how amazing this female bodybuilder looked. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I never batted an eyelid to the fact that she was female and was strong like that, because it should be equally accepted as man like arnie is. (And back then I knew no different)
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It’s great to see so so many more women venturing into the weights area in particular after it being such a male dominated area for so long. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Regardless of what type of training / excercise someone may do, women in fitness show that they have the ability to be powerful, strong, determined and prove that men aren’t the only ones capable of that.
At times I feel the perception some may have is that women in the gym are there to grow their glutes and go. An idea that every girl must be kicking their legs back on cable machines, carrying a resistance band whilst waltzing around in the trendiest activewear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where as the reality is, we’re all different, we all train how we like to train, some different than others (there’s not ‘right’ way to train🤷🏽♀️) and if someone is doing something to better themselves, their health or taking time out for themselves well that’s what important, and the only thing that’s important.
One of my biggest challenges I faced when I began training was attempting to feel adequate against the other women who in reality probably felt the excact same as me. Along with dealing some man laugh at me struggling through my last few reps of a 25KG military press.🙄🤪 Overtime as I became comfortable, I made an effort to smile and chat with anyone who was new and came through the doors simply because I knew how it once felt.
I think one of the most powerful things about women in fitness, is seeing females uplifting and supporting eachother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My opinion of women in fitness: absolutely amazing (not just because I’m a woman)