When people see me training in the gym, alot of times they assume I’m training for a competition, some future event. My answer to them is always – No I’m training for LIFE! 

Having muscle isn’t just about aesthetic goals, being skinny, or wanting to compete. There are countless benefits to building muscle including…

  • Increased metabolism
  • Strengthens bones, joints, ligaments
  • controls blood sugar and cortisol levels
  • Decreased risk of Cancer
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Improves mental health
  • Physical Improvements: improved mobility, decreased risk of injury, everyday activities become easier especially as you age
  • Increased life span

So while looking “fit” is an added bonus, there are clearly many important reasons why you SHOULD be strength training.

And don’t forget that muscle needs food and progressive overload to grow. Most women I talk to think they are eating maintenance/surplus level calories and turns out it’s not even close. Especially when they are constantly negating their efforts with a ton of cardio. If your goal is to get “toned” it’s time to increase the weights AND the food!

Need help with figuring out the food and exercise part for a healthier you? Fill out the form on my contact page and let’s see if we can make get you going on the right path.


Have a great day!