Why Women Lift: What are the benefits of lifting weights for women?

by | Mar 21, 2020 | Female, Why Women Lift

Debunking popular myths regarding women and lifting heavy.
We asked our female clients and trainers: what are the benefits of lifting weights for women?
Here’s what they had to say.

 What are the benefits of lifting weights for women?-Suraya Shulhameed


“I was looking to improve on my strength, get toned and do so in a way that is measured and sustainable.”

This is precisely what I found in weight lifting sessions at Level. It’s not a linear nor limited journey – with weight lifting you can continually progress better and stronger.

– Suraya Shulhameed, Tax Lead


What are the benefits of lifting weights for women?-Premi Streram


“A whole lot of SELF LOVE!!! You will love the way your body looks and feel, I know I did! My body started to look leaner and stronger.”  

Our bodies and minds are much more intertwined than we might know.

As I started noticing the changes in my body, I started adopting a more more positive mindset. My mindset shifted from “I should exercise” to I must exercise because of the changes.

I started paying attention to my eating habits and overall lifting “raised the bar” ( no pun intended) in all areas in my life.

– Premi Streram, Dentist


What are the benefits of lifting weights for women?-Jasmine Chan


“Olympic weightlifting has taught me to understand my body – it’s strengths and weaknesses, and to how work with them.”

I attend Level’s Barbell Club twice a week, where we learn the snatch, and the clean and jerk. It’s learning a skill and is so much fun.

– Jasmine Chan, Lawyer


What are the benefits of lifting weights for women?- Sharlynn Ooi


“Lifting weights increases your metabolism and helps to sculpt your muscles and give it a defined look- making you not only look more confident, but also feel more confident in your own skin!

It also helps women as we age by reducing muscle loss and your risk of injuries while simultaneously allowing you to work on your cardiovascular health.

Sharlynn Ooi, Trainer at level


What are the benefits of lifting weights for women?- Evadne Woon


“You feel stronger, you lose weight, you look good, you preserve muscle mass, you build functional fitness (being able to carry your shopping, groceries luggages etc, and not being reliant on a man to do it!)”

Best of all, you get a sense of empowerment.

Evadne Woon, Trainer at Level


What are the benefits of lifting weights for women?- Bronwen Appel


“Both men and women can see benefits such as: (1) increased energy and endurance (2) better strength and lean mass, and (3) lower levels of body fat.”

However, women are fortunate as they have natural female hormones such as estrogen, testosterone and progesterone – all of which go hand in hand with strength training. Adapting the way you train based on menstrual cycle hormone fluctuations can also take your muscle-leaning, fat-burning results to the next level (pun intended). Strength training properly can help stabilize moods throughout your menstrual cycle, increase overall energy and has also been shown to improve emotional self-worth (i.e. confidence).

– Bronwen Appel, Trainer at Level


Interested in the benefits of lifting heavy for women? Try our strength classes STRUCTURE and SKILL or email us at trial@level.com.sg for a complimentary personal training consultation.

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