Final day of Southeast Family YMCA is September 15.

Schottland Family YMCA opens September 30.

Women’s Strength Training

Develop a stronger, healthier body, increase your energy, and improve heart health, whatever your age or situation. It’s like having your own fitness mentor.


MYTH: Women who lift weights will ‘bulk up.’

TRUTH: Women don’t possess the necessary levels of hormones that would be required for large, bulky muscle growth. You’ll create lean muscle mass, which equates to a higher metabolism–a body with a higher composition of lean muscle mass will burn more calories than one with a higher percentage of fat.

Additionally, muscle is far more dense than fat and takes up less space in your body, helping you control weight. In other words, 5 pounds of muscle takes up the space of 3 tangerines, while 5 pounds of fat takes up the space of 3 grapefruits.

Did you know: a muscular set of legs will take up less space than that of ‘slim’ legs consisting of higher body fat.

TEN REASONS for women to incorporate a weight program into their routine:

  • Develop a stronger, healthier body
  • Have your own fitness mentor
  • Increase your energy
  • Sleep better
  • Improve your hearth health
  • Improve your bone density
  • Burn more calories, even when resting
  • Reduce your risk of type II diabetes
  • Sculpt killer curves if you like
  • Women of all ages are never too old to benefit


The program begins March 19, 2019, and runs 8 weeks, meeting twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Group size is a maximum of 5 participants to ensure quality instruction.

Choose from two time slots: 10:00-11:00am or 6:30-7:30pm


$160 Y Members, $150 Returning WST Members, $200 Program Members


Visit the Southeast YMCA to register.


Contact Lisa Tschiderer, 585-341-3079


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At our core, the Y is about helping individuals stay healthy, confident and connected, while reaching their full potential and giving them opportunities to connect with the community around them — all in service of making us better as individuals, communities, and as a nation.