In this summer of Serena and Carli (and hey, while we’re at it, Camille, and Annie, and Sam — and with the 2015 CrossFit Games kicking off next week, no doubt even more rock-star women-athlete role models on the rise), CrossFit DC is excited to announce:
Introduction to Weightlifting for Women
Led by our very own Coach Kate (none other than the Fittest Woman in Washington, DC), this four-part seminar series is dedicated to bringing women together through weightlifting and building knowledge, strength, and confidence in a supportive, inspiring environment.
We’re excited to expand on Coach Kate’s inaugural Women’s Training seminar, offered earlier this summer just to CrossFit DC members, and open up this course to women athletes beyond the walls of our gym, too.
As Coach Kate says, many of our female athletes have benefited significantly from training alongside other women, pushing themselves and each other in a close-knit, empowering setting. And we all know the importance of strength training — not only in developing explosive power and enhancing cardiovascular capacity, but also in promoting joint health, boosting metabolism, and improving body composition.
But if you don’t already have a built-in community of like-minded training partners, haven’t spent much time in a weight room, or haven’t had the benefit of the dedicated coaching that we get at CrossFit DC, where do you start?
That’s why we’re so excited about this seminar — and even more grateful to have Coach Kate’s expertise and leadership at the helm. Designed for women of all fitness levels, from those totally new to training to experienced athletes looking to improve technique and capacity, the seminar will focus on the basics of barbell weightlifting — including the squat, deadlift, press, and bench press. Participants will learn strength progressions and integrate assistance work to supplement the major lifts, and explore the mental and physical challenges of “going heavy” through workouts, hands-on demonstrations, and group discussions.
Classes will be held across the first two weekends in August – August 1 and 2, and August 8 and 9 – from 4 to 6pm. The cost for the seminar is $149, and attendance at all four sessions is recommended.
To sign up, or find out more, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “Weightlifting for Women.”
CFDC members: we can’t tell you how excited we are about this new opportunity to share our love of weightlifting and promote strength through community. We’d love your help in spreading the word about Coach Kate’s seminar! Know of friends, family members, or coworkers who might be interested in learning more? Please feel to share a link to this page, and direct anyone interested to email@example.com for more details.
Thanks for all your support, gang!