‘For me, weight training is a lifestyle that goes deeper than just wanting to look good,’ Garrick says. ‘It’s more about having a healthy body.’ This isn’t strictly a Canadian phenomenon; a survey last year of female Gym Group members in Britain found close to 95 percent have added resistance training, including the use of free weights and strength equipment, to their workout routine, and almost half named free weights as their favorite gym equipment.
- Walzak won first place in the May 2015 competition in Mississauga in the women’s master tall category.
- In the last ten years, we have seen a massive increase in women taking weight training.
- In the early 1990s, we introduced the figure category for women who wanted to build muscle and compete but didn’t want to look like bodybuilders.
“Women’s growing interest in weight training goes beyond bodybuilding competitions. More women are pumping it up in recreational gyms across the country, natural and free of drugs, to improve their health and tone their bodies.”
- J-P-Moczulski-The-Globe-and-Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/women-getting-pumped-up-about-weightlifting/article35457904/