Over the last two years I have witnessed many fantastic success stories amongst the ladies who have graced us with membership in our gym, www.fortisfitness.ca
Having been to many gyms before, I have noticed that it can be very difficult terrain for many ladies to navigate. I have been informed by many that the problems some of the typical big gyms pose for ladies include:
- Creepy dudes who glare at and bother ladies who are just trying to workout
- Intimidating equipment and members
- Patronizing treatment via highly differentiating the training of men and women
- Confusion: lots of work, repetition, time in the gym, misinformation and expensive personal training, but no real results
The above issues and many others have contributed to the success of women-only training centers and gyms. The problem here is that women are invariably pushed in the direction of very light weights, if any (often matching and with really cute colors), hours on cardio machines and cardio classes and expensive personal training. This is stuff that makes the fitness industry a ton of money, but fails the majority of women who wish to improve physically.
At our gym, I have witnessed women express themselves physically with no regard to intimidation or any of the above listed nonsense. Here, we introduce women to the great methods of the top Olympic figure skaters, track & field athletes, volleyball players, basketball and soccer players, to name but a few sports. These amazing athletes do the same free weight strength and speed exercises as their male counterparts.
Almost every day I see our female members completing explosive squats, bench presses, standing presses along with dead-lifts and many variations. They use 45 pound bars and dumbbells, kettlebells and 30 pound chains. They groan with effort, drop barbells on platforms and clang the weights against the safety pins in the racks – just like the men. Just the other day one of our lovely members and her friend were doing sled runs with weight and added 60 pounds of chains around their necks for added resistance. They are fashion models, business executives, yoga instructors, grandmothers, wives and ladies of all ages.
A few months ago we were graced with a visit by a gold medalist from the last winter Olympics. This woman was the personification of physical beauty and health. She weighed about 115 pounds and it’s hard to do justice to her physique in a written description. She was very slim and shapely and feminine but remarkably strong. Her body seemed to move like it was like tanned, liquid, female stainless steel (best I can do, and no wonder I’m not a poet). Anyway, this lovely girl put 275 pounds on a bar and proceeded to squat that free weight up almost from the floor like it was nothing; even though she was recovering from a broken ankle.
These ladies all have one thing in common; they are all building functional, contractile muscle with a vengeance. Consequently, they are shaping their bodies exactly where they desire. Even better, this new muscle is burning body fat all day long via a new increase in their resting metabolic rate. These things simply cannot happen by doing 5 pound dumbbell curls on a Bosu ball, or via completing only high repetition, light weight exercises or cardio work. Most important, their diets are completely under control since most follow what is primarily an evolutionary diet. This diet allows them to eat as much as they want, while feeding the new muscle and burning body fat.
It has been an absolute pleasure to see these women embrace many of the most optimal training methods available. Their progress has been nothing short of amazing and continues to finally deliver the results they were after.
If you’re looking for real results, we invite you to check out our weight loss diet and exercise program called the eco-diet. It’s based on scientific evidence as well as the natural diet our ancestors followed for thousands of years. Give it a try–you’ll feel and look better than you have in years.