Take a look at these photos. There are a lot of women in them. These women come from all ages, fitness backgrounds, and abilities. They come from all walks of life.
Some sit on their butts all day at work. Some are on their feet all day. Some are moms. Some run marathons. Some are diehard CrossFitters. Some do triathlons. Some are police officers. And for some.... I have no clue what they do!
This I do know: All these women have committed themselves to make changes in their bodies. Some female athletes want performance increases...mainly faster paces and shorter times for races. Some want to lose excess weight. Some enjoy the stress relief from a high-intensity workout session. Some just want to push their bodies to their limits, in search for elitism.
In a previous post called Poor Excuses, I explained how a select few reasons for not getting into a functional fitness program are getting old. There are plenty of acceptable reasons (injury, sport-specific training for a particular event/sport, family commitments). These women could easily throw down the we're-not-as-strong-as-the-men card. But they don't. They realize that excuse doesn't fly in the functional fitness world. Weights are scaled down to manageable loads, and other adjustments are made. But the overall workout is done simultaneously with men.
So, we'd like to hear from some of you women. What draws you to functional fitness? Post to comments.
We see more and more women joining our ranks each week. For more posts about females and fitness, click the label "FEMALES" below.