The best option in weight training for women beginners.
“I want to get stronger but I just don’t know what to do. I need someone to teach me proper technique so that I feel confident.”
What your issues tend to be
You are new to lifting with free weights (barbells and dumbbells) and training for strength.
You’re tired of feeling weak, constantly getting injured, and just messing around in the gym. You want to learn how to lift weights properly so that you can train with confidence and feel like you are getting somewhere.
However you have no idea how to go about lifting weights and you are worried that your technique is just not good enough. You find that you hold back or ‘cop out’ of lifting heavy for fear of injuring yourself.
You find the weights room quite intimidating as it’s full of grunting men and you never see women in there on a regular basis. When you’ve asked at your gym about “proper” weight training you’ve been given a blank stare. You may have had bad experiences with personal trainers in the past who’ve pushed you too hard (to the point of injury) or just haven’t listened to you.
It seems like there’s no-one in your gym who can help you or who understands what you want. There must be other weight training beginners who know how you feel – but where are they?!
What you need right now
A class that is specifically designed to teach weight training for women beginners. A class that teaches you exactly how to lift weights with good technique, how to make regular progress and get excellent results from your gym sessions.
“When I came in I was really afraid of deadlifting. I wasn’t sure about the form or anything. So being able to actually pick that up off the ground was great. And I think just generally learning how strong I am and how much I can lift is very encouraging. It makes you feel really good.” – Rhian, February 2014
You want to learn in a supportive, non-judgmental environment with other people who are weight training beginners, in the same boat as you. You don’t push yourself when you’re on your own so you need the support of a coach and training partners to encourage you to lift heavier.
“I’m on the train home from the gym and just thought I’d email to say thank you for putting together the ladies who lift course. Went to the “male” area of my gym this evening for the first time ever and squatted in the squat rack. I’m over the moon. I’ve wanted to do it for so long and now I finally have the confidence!” – Jess, February 2014
Most of your friends think you are crazy for wanting to do weight training so you would like to spend time with other women who train, and to have a coach who understands what it’s like to be a woman who lifts weights.
“There is a sense of satisfaction in lifting more than I weigh which I’ve never got from any sort of cardio. Along with counting macros I’ve lost 25 lbs which never would have happened if I wasn’t lifting. I have had about six people say that I am inspirational, which is pretty special.” – Jenny, October 2014
The class that will suit you best is the BEGINNER class
The Beginner class will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know as weight training for women beginners, to start lifting free weights in the gym with confidence. From mastering perfect technique in the squat, deadlift, pull up, bench press and other big exercises, to learning how to set up all the equipment for your workout, you always know EXACTLY what to do and how to do it when you are in the gym.
What if you are not ready to plunge straight into regular weight training? What if you are just curious, and want to find out more? Maybe you’d like to experience weight training, dip your toe in the water, before you decide whether to make it part of your training life. If so, the Ladies Who Lift Beginners Workshop was created just for you! Find out more
However, if you are interested in a regular class, and want to try weight training for at least a few weeks, book into a Ladies Who Lift trial class below.
Days and times
Mondays 7pm-8pm @ Dulwich College Sports Club, SE21
Tuesdays 7pm-8pm @ East London Rugby Club, E15
Thursdays 6.30pm-7.30pm @ East London Rugby Club, E15
Fridays 7pm-8pm @ Dulwich College Sports Club, SE21
We recommend that you come to a scheduled trial class before signing up for membership. A trial class costs £9. You can take part in the class, and if you then decide you want to come on a regular basis, you can sign up for a membership.
Click below on your chosen date/time to register for a trial class at your nearest venue (location details below):
West Ham: Thursday 2 May, 7.30pm-8.30pm
West Ham: Saturday 4 May, 12pm-1pm
Dulwich: Monday 13 May, 7pm-8pm
West Ham: Saturday 1 June, 12pm-1pm
Dulwich: Monday 3 June, 7pm-8pm
West Ham: Thursday 6 June, 12pm-1pm
East London Rugby Club
71 Holland Road
London E15 3BP
The gym is a 5 minute walk from West Ham station. Free car parking is also available. West Ham is on Jubilee, District, Hammersmith & City, DLR and national rail.
Dulwich College Sports Club
London SE21 7LE
The sports club is a 10 minute walk from West Dulwich station (trains from Victoria and Brixton, and also on Thameslink at peak times). Free car parking is available in the main college car park [with sports club membership card]. On street parking is also available.
To sign up for regular Ladies Who Lift classes, please go to the Memberships page.
Pippa: “I’ve always felt really self conscious in exercise classes, so it was really nice to come, there’s such diversity and range of experience”
To find out more about our Ladies Who Lift classes just fill in the contact form below