There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to strength training, especially for the ladies! Well, we’re breaking those barriers down. Here are 5 reasons why YOU should start strength training:

Hitting those PR’s: Getting in the gym and following a training program is a GREAT way to relieve stress in a positive and productive manner. A bad day at school is easily forgotten once you have smashed a few personal records! Plus, setting strength training goals is a great way to keep you motivated to head back to the gym week after week.

Save money: Stop paying for that monthly gym membership! Strength training can easily be done in your living room with your own bodyweight.

It’s not all about how you LOOK, it’s also how you feel: Strength training boosts energy levels, AND improves your mood! Endorphins, anyone? Your posture, balance, and coordination will all improve once you hit the weights. Plus, it’s known to help you sleep better! And as a student, nothing’s more beautiful than sleep.

A bad day at school is easily forgotten once you have smashed a few personal records.

You’ll burn more calories: Plus, your body will CONTINUE to burn calories even after you’re done training. PS – more muscles are used to create and maintain muscle than fat.

Your workout will never be boring: Hitting the treadmill is great, but it can definitely get a little monotonous. Amp up your workout with pushups, jump squats, lunges, and mountain climbing exercises. As you can see – not all strength training is done with weights or machines!

 Your posture, balance, and coordination will all improve once you hit the weights.

How to get into strength training, you ask? You’re going to want to make sure you have everything you need to smash those PR’s. Head into Sport Chek for all your strength training needs; from weights, to training gloves,and resistance bands, Sport Chek makes it easy to create your own mini gym at home! PS – Use your SPC Card, and get $5 off any purchase of $50 or more, and $10 off any purchase of $100 or more. Even more reason to deck yourself out!

Now go show yourself what you’re made of!

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