K’s Corner: Being a Girl in the Weight Room
Being a girl in the weight room… in the same room as a bunch of strong guys (or guys who think they are) was one of the scariest things I’ve had to do. I’ll admit I had my boyfriend come with me the first time to show me how to use some of the equipment. He showed me some exercises to do with free weights, and it’s they’ve been my favorite workouts ever since.
Being in a weight room is empowering. Even if you don’t know how to use equipment, there are usually diagrams or people there who are more than willing to help! I started off doing exercises with 5 pound weights and was nervous about what people would think of me only using small weights. Soon it didn’t matter though, I could tell I was getting a good workout and that’s all that was important. Being nervous is okay! My suggestion is to bring a friend and figure it out together!