Healthwatch: Strength Training Apps For Women

Healthwatch: Strength Training Apps For Women


ON THE HEALTHWATCH THIS MORNING, GOING TO THE GYM CAN BE INTIMIDATING ESPECIALLY THE WEIGHT ROOM WHICH EXPERTS SAY CAN HAVE WOMEN SKIP STRENGTH TRAINING ALTOGETHER AND FOCUS ON CARDIO AS VANESSA TELL US THERE IS A NEW BATCH OF APPS TO HELP WOMEN ADD MUSCLE TO THEIR WORKOUT BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE GYM. AFTER LEAH KENDRICK HAD HER SECOND CHILD, SHE KNEW SHE WANTS TO GET BACK IN SHAPE. BUT SHE WAS ALSO HESITANT TO WALK INTO A GYM. SEEING THE MAJORITY OF GUYS WEIGHT TRAINING AND YOU FEEL LIKE YOU DO NOT BELONG, OR THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET THESE LOOKS LIKE WHAT IS THIS GIRL DOING HERE REPORTER: LEAH TRIED IT — DECIDED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW I STRENGTH TRAINING APP CALLED FIT FIRE ATHLETE CREATED BY TWO WOMEN WHO WERE UNHAPPY WITH WHAT WORKS CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET WHEN IT CAME TO WOMEN’S FIT A PPS. THEY TOOK SOMETHING THAT WAS DESIGNED FOR MEN, MAKE IT PINK, THESE APPS WOULD FEATURE A LOT OF AESTHETIC TRAINING, BE ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS. THEY REALLY WOULD NOT EVER MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT ATHLETIC GOALS OR PERFORMANCE RELATED GOALS. REPORTER:TEACHING EVERYTHING FROM STRENGTH TRAINING BASICS TO ADVANCED TECHNIQUES. ALLOWING USERS TO BUILD TO A HARDER WORKOUT AS THEY GO. WE ACTUALLY WANTED TO INFUSE THE SENSE OF FEMALE STRENGTH AND POWER INTO OUR APP FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. HOW TO SET UP THE EQUIPMENT. USING AN APP THAT SHOWS YOU HOW TO DO THESE THINGS CAN BE A HUGE CONFIDENCE. REPORTER:ONE STUDY SHOWING 24% DOWNLOAD THEM TO THEIR PHONES, AND DIXIE STANFORTH A PROFESSIONAL — BELIEVES THESE APPS CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN GETTING WOMEN IN THE WEIGHT ROOM. FOR MANY WOMEN, TRAINING IS A KEY PART OF THEIR OVERALL HEALTH THAT IS TOTALLY LACKING, AND THE APPS GIVE THEM THE CONFIDENCE TO ADD RESISTANCE TRAINING INTO THEIR TRAINING REGIMEN. REPORTER:WHICH IS VITAL TO AN OVER — A WOMAN’S OVERALL HEALTH MORE THAN OUTER APPEARANCE I’M GOING TO HAVE A REDUCED RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS, DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, BECOME STRONGER MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY. THEY FEEL BETTER TO HANDLE ANYTHING THAT COMES IN THEIR WAY OF LIFE. REPORTER:IT IS ON THAT FOR LEAH SINCE FINDING THE APPS SHE HAS FALLING IN LOVE WITH LIFTING AND NOW FEELS CONFIDENT TO STEP INTO A GYM. I BECAME THE GIRL I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE, NOW I HAVE THE CONFIDENCE, MY BODY IMAGE HAS DEFINITELY IMPROVED. REPORTER:LADIES, IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF LIFTING WEIGHTS, THINKING YOU’RE GOING TO BULK UP LIKE A BODYBUILDER, DIXIE SAYS THOSE FEARS ARE UNFOUNDED.

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