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How Lifting Weights Changed a Busy Mom’s Life

By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT

A couple years ago, Arielle Silver-Karsh was a busy mother who hadn’t exercised consistently in years.

A friend encouraged her to check out a gym, but she was skeptical because she feared she would be entering a testosterone-driven environment that would make her “big and bulky.”

She had done endurance exercise before, but had never really lifted weights.

Still, Arielle decided to give it a try.

Now, she’s thriving in the supportive community at Functional Integrated Training and trains consistently several times per week despite the demands of working full-time and having two young children.

Arielle has found her workouts at F.I.T. have given her a positive mental release and have helped her get stronger so she can keep up with her growing children!

She has also developed a toned, defined body she admits she could never have gotten from cardio alone.

From the coaches to the other members at the gym, Arielle has developed positive relationships that challenge her to be her best every day!

Now, what about you?

Moms, are you hesitant to lift weights because you’ll look manly?

Don’t worry – you’re not alone.

It’s a myth that has been perpetuated by society.

However, just like Arielle has found, there are many benefits to strength training for moms.


  1. To keep up with your kids as they get older

Your kids have seemingly endless energy, and they’re going to have even more as they continue to grow.

If you don’t want to fall behind, you’ve got to keep your strength and energy levels up!

You can’t really build strength through strictly aerobic exercise. By adding in some resistance training, you’ll be stronger so you can be right by your children’s side as they tackle their daily activities.

  1. To build toned muscle

In addition to boosting energy and strength, lifting weights can help you tone muscle.

Muscle tissue is very metabolically active at rest, so strength training will help you ramp up your metabolism and shape your muscles.

Besides, who doesn’t want a little something to show for all their hard work!

  1. To prevent injury

If you’re picking your kids up off the ground (or picking up something they’ve put in a place it’s not supposed to be!), you’re going to need to move some decent weight.

Now, lifting weights can help you – if done properly.

If you do it right, weight training can help you build up strength to prevent things like back and shoulder injuries so you can be healthy to support your kids in many ways!

Are you interested in finding out more about how strength training can change your life? Set up a FREE success session with the experts at Functional Integrated Training by emailing admin@functionalintegratedtraining.com!