As fitness experts, we openly acknowledge the specific differences between men’s and women’s physical bodies. Most women have wider hips relative to where their knees sit, creating a unique challenge in relation to ensuring our knees track safely when we run, dance, ski and bike. We are far more dominant in lower body strength when compared to our upper bodies. We possess a natural, beautiful difference in our body composition compared to men. These are all hard-wired biological differences. Embracing and understanding them ensures we can optimize our wonderful bodies. We are then able to move incredibly well – with intensity and integrity – and become stronger, more supple, agile, confident, vital and happy.
So, let’s also explore the potential mental and emotional differences between men and women when it comes to exercise.
Did you know:
- Women are far more likely to be and remain physically active if they have family members who support their exercise habits. This can be as simple as a partner who ensures you are able to make your workout a priority to having a child, parent or sister who exercises with you!
- Women who are part of a fitness group led by an instructor they trust and like are more likely to exercise on a regular basis, and report high levels of self-confidence and perceived movement competence. How great is that?! Check out our online classes!!! Live and recorded to facilitate your chaotic schedule!
- Social support from friends, coworkers or family members is particularly powerful during the first 2-3 months if starting or restarting an exercise program. Connect with friends online for a workout or bundle up and head out for a long walk.
- Women who focus on feeling better, being stronger, having more energy and feeling less stressed are far more likely to continue to exercise than those who predominantly or exclusively focus on weight or fat loss.
- Women who engage in sessions with a personal trainer – even just a few times a year – are far more likely to get results and stick with their exercise program over the long term. Incidentally they are also more likely to feel self-confident and focus on how their bodies feel and perform instead of how they look. If you haven’t yet, please connect with us to explore getting some individualized support. Whatever your goals, challenges and budget – one of our trainers would love to be your Fitness Valentine!
Inspiration of the day
“For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious—or whatever we please. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution.” – Naomi Wolf