Women's Weight Lifting Week

March 25th to March 29th, 2019 

Women's Weight Lifting Week is all about helping anyone find their empowerment and progress to the next level of their physical (and mental and emotional) wellness! Held every March, all classes are taught by women and geared towards women. UNC Asheville students, faculty, and staff learn can learn the benefits of strength training, debunking common perpetuated myths about strength training, and how to find their STRENGTH. Choose between beginners topics for those who have never lifted a weight in their life, advanced topics for those who have attended in the past and want to beef up their established routines, and everything in between. No one will be turned away from events- we just want to create a safe space for women to learn traditionally male-dominated subjects.

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Prizes

Attend 3 workshops/lectures (1 workshop, 1 lecture, and 1 event of your choice) and receive:

 

Workshop and Lecture Information

Lecture Descriptions

  • Reading Your Body- Led by Health and Wellness Department professor- Ellen. Where do you start when you’re new to strength training? How do you know if you’re overdoing it? This lecture will cover the benefits of fitness assessment (and the FREE options for getting one here on campus) as well as signs of overtraining. 750 NowPoints. All levels Lecture.
  • How Many Reps and Sets?- Led by Health and Wellness Department professor- Aubri or group fitness instructor and personal trainer- Caroline. So you know how to lift, but what about when? How much? How often? Learn how to properly plan your weightlifting routine to maximize your results. 750 NowPoints. All levels Lecture.
  • How to Stay Strong when You're Busy!- Led by Health Promotion Coordinator- Kenda. Sometimes it’s hard to prioritize training when you are a student and working one (or more) jobs! In this lecture learn about strategies and tips for staying strong- even short workouts can be effective. 750 NowPoints. All levels Lecture.
  • Next Level Programming- Led by personal trainer- Caroline. So, you’re not new to strength training. You have an established routine and maybe you are plateauing in your progress or just want to take it to the next level. This lecture/workshop hybrid will cover strength training progressions to see the results that you want. 750 NowPoints. Intermediate Lecture OR Workshop.
  • Protein Consumption- Led by personal trainer- Caroline. Now that you are strength training, ever wonder about protein? There are so many supplements, mixed messages about when to consume, and how much- let Caroline de-mystify it for you and answer your questions in this lecture! 750 NowPoints. All levels Lecture.
  • Mentally Strong- Led by Health Promotion Coordinator- Kenda. A lot of times, building physical strength can help lead to developing your emotional and mental strength too. This lecture will cover how to improve your mental health and how strength training can effect it. 750 NowPoints. All levels Lecture.

Workshop Descriptions

  • Learn How to Clean- Led by personal trainer- Eva. Some barbell experience strongly recommended as this is an intro to one of the Olympic lifts. If you’re bored of squats and deadlifts and want to add a little more fun and power to your routine then USA Weightlifting certified coach Eva will show you how! 750 NowPoints. Intermediate Workshop.
  • Strong Shoulders- Led by personal trainer- Caroline. Scared of getting shoulders that are too “manly”? Let’s bust that myth and show you how to get strong and beautiful shoulders! You will learn exercises using all sorts of different equipment in the gym that target the shoulders. 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • Women Bench Too- Led by personal trainer- Eva. Women need upper body strength just like men. In this workshop you will learn how to bench press using the barbell. Get confident in your technique and leave feeling excited about incorporating more upper body strength into your workouts. 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • Next Level Programming- Led by personal trainer- Caroline. So, you’re not new to strength training. You have an established routine and maybe you are plateauing in your progress or just want to take it to the next level. This lecture/workshop hybrid will cover strength training progressions to see the results that you want. 750 NowPoints. Intermediate Lecture OR Workshop.
  • No Excuses: Train at Home- Led by group fitness instructor- Miranda. Participants will be led in a typical body weight lifting class that keeps limited space and time in mind. There will be a 45 minute workout (warm-up, body weight exercises, then cool down). The last 15 minutes of class will feature an inspiring discussion on how "Everyday Home Workouts" can be manageable and how we can utilize them effectively. 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • Fun with the Rig- Led by Health Promotion Coordinator- Kenda. The rig is big and exciting, but can also be scary and intimidating if you don’t know how to use it. This workshop will cover how to use the attachments for the rig. You get a mini workout by practicing the movements too- monkey bars, TRX, battle rope, ball target, triceps dip, and more! 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • Get Your Deadlift On- Led by personal trainer- Eva. The deadlift is one of the most functional power lifts- picking something off the floor. This lift will strengthen your lower back, glutes, and hamstrings and is a great place to start with barbell lifts for seeing changes in your ability to perform everyday activities. 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • POUND- Led by group fitness instructor- Miranda. This fitness class will be focused on strength training in a cardio setting and using only bofy weight. POUND is a 60-minute full-body jam session inspired by the infectious, sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • Body Weight Training- Led by group fitness instructor- Miranda. This workshop focuses on using the body as a fitness tool- no free weights or fancy equipment required! This class provides participants with knowledge of exercises they may do without gym access, or exercises they may add additional weight to when at the gym. 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • A Strong Defense- Led by Health Promotion Coordinator- Kenda. This self-defense workshop will give you the confidence you need and remind you of the strength that you already have. No previous experience needed. You will learn how to get out of an unwanted hug, wrist grabs, and more! 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • Squats on Squats on Squats- Led by personal trainer- Eva. Squats are essential for any weight lifting routine. This workshop will cover all sorts of squats from a back squat, to a goblet squat, to a sumo squat, and several others depending on the group! 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.
  • Beyond Strong Core- Led by group fitness instructor- Julia. Did you know that your core strength is essential for nearly all forms of physical activity? Come build on your core strength and learn new, challenging exercises utilizing dumbbells and other equipment! This hour long workshop will build up to advanced exercises that you can incorporate into your exercise routine. 750 NowPoints. Intermediate Workshop.
  • Circuits for Strength- Led by group exercise instructor Julia. Strength training doesn’t have to be performed with set reps and sets… This 60-minute class will illustrate a less boring (and still effective) way to work through total body strength exercises using a circuit and working through stations of exercises for time instead of number of reps. 750 NowPoints. All levels Workshop.