Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
Recorded Video
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs

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Integrating Weightlifting into Women’s Fitness Routines

For years, women have avoided strength training because of stigmas based on myth vs science. While times have changed and women are understanding the benefits of strength training through weightlifting more and more, we still have a long way to go. The fact is, weightlifting is a necessity for postural alignment and skeletal integrity in women.

With approximately 30% more men than women utilizing resistance training (as stated in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health), women will experience a lack of muscular strength supporting their skeletal structure. In this video training, you will explore the possible reasons for this lack of engagement in women and weightlifting, plus the known physiological benefits gained from weightlifting. You will also learn the best strength exercises women should be performing regularly for functionality and performance in life and sport.

Led by international educator, Farel Hruska, you will walk away understanding the needs of women so you can show them that lifting weights is not just okay, it’s vital to their fitness. With nearly 20 years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, author and educator, Hruska has a unique specialty in women’s health. From the physical components to emotional and cognitive coaching, she understands how to holistically approach training women.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

• Recognize the main reasons why women haven’t included weightlifting into their fitness routine

• Explain the benefits of weightlifting to posture and injury avoidance

• Understand the most beneficial strength exercises to perform regularly

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637


This is a pointless course and should be taught when we certify in the first place

Very very basic information. With the audience assumedly fitness professionals, I would recommend this course if you are recently certified/new to the industry. If you have been in the industry for some time and have been successful in maintaining client relationships with your female clients for years (ie same female client for 5 years, with multiple clients of yours) you and your clients likely are already successful in connecting and most of this information is likely something you already know.

This was the best course I've taken so far because it actually focused on how to work with clients from start to finish. Many of the courses are more theoretical or the exercises are too advanced for many clients. The fact that she suggested starting with a functional movement and then adding weights is so important especially with seniors. I do wish she had an email address because I am not on Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.