Weightlifting for women…a bespoke all-female class launched by Burnley Leisure helps build physical and mental strength

Burnley Leisure have organized the free education program to bring female members together on the gym floor, educate and build confidence around strength training in a bid to combat the insecurities it can often bring.

A four-week plan has been created at St Peters and Padiham Leisure Centres. The two instructors running the course taught identically so members could use both sites with confidence when it came to training on their own.

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A bespoke course aimed at boosting women’s confidence when using weights in the gym has proven to be a huge success at Burnley and Padiham

Sarah Drinkwater, Operations Manager, said: “Common questions we get asked here at Burnley Leisure are ‘should I do more reps and lighter weights like all the magazines and articles have told us online or should we ditch the pretty pink 2kg dumbbells, kettlebells and heavy lift but for fewer reps?

“All women are completely different, so there is no specific answer for everyone.

“At Burnley Leisure we wanted to help our customers understand that it can totally depend on your goal, whether you are looking to lose body fat, gain muscle mass, run a marathon, participate in a triathlon or being the strongest women’s competitions in the UK, the categorizations can be endless.

“Watching these ladies progress over the past few weeks, gaining more confidence physically and mentally, has been truly inspiring.

A bespoke course aimed at boosting women’s confidence when using weights in the gym has proven to be a huge success at Burnley and Padiham

“The excitement each week of the ladies when they come to tell us what training they did during the week, at the back of the course and

seeing how proud they are of themselves is invigorating.

“We are already planning our next classes.”

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