Female Empowerment in Fitness
Written by Lexy Johnson
How often do we hear the term “male-dominated” when referring to the fitness industry? What comes to mind when you hear that term? I’m sure you have your own interpretation of how it is defined, but I’m here to tell you that women are creating a new reality within the fitness industry.
Now more than ever, women are finding their voices. Our strength to speak, to do, and to act is coming from within our identities. The fitness industry has become a space where all women of different ages, backgrounds, religions, countries, abilities, and much more come to pursue and live through their identities. I personally continue to witness communities of women coming together to pursue the best version of themselves – to become women of strength rather than just strong.
The more that we normalize women focusing on their health within a gym environment, the less intimidation and hesitancy we will see. Being a collegiate athlete required working out in the gym to be my “normal” self. Now, being a coach for the past several years, I have seen women start their fitness journey very hesitant, unsure, and doubtful. Over time, through continuous effort, courage, and community, those same women inspire and motivate others to put one step in front of the other.
Women continue to challenge the status quo, break barriers, and reach new heights. The fitness industry gives us, as women, a platform to prioritize our physical and mental health in a space where growth is encouraged. If you ask me, women have gained a new level of confidence and conviction fueled by the fitness industry. We are creating a world of women empowering women, and above all else, we’re creating a world where we are dominating.
Lexy Johnson is a Personal Training Manager at Crunch Fitness in Carmel Valley.
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