Women's Weight Lifting Week

March 2019 dates will be announced soon! 

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.

Come get emPOWERed with Campus Recreation!


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

An "emPOWERed" cut off tank top
A pair of lifting socks


Register for the "Fuel Your Day" Teaching Kitchen lecture here!

This event is on Thursday March 29th from 4-5:30pm. The first 12 to register are guaranteed spots on a first-come first-serve basis. The next 8 to register will be placed on a wait list. 

Register here

Why Lift?

“The reason I lift weights is to help maintain confidence and strength in myself. Because of strength training everyday activities seem easier. Being able to share the love and passion I have with weight lifting is an honor and I feel every women should have the opportunity to enjoy weightlifting just as much as I do.”

"I lift because it makes me feel empowered, strong, and beautiful in the body I am in."

"I lift to strengthen my body-mind connection
I lift because it lessens my stress
I lift to realize my full potential
I lift to become stronger throughout all of my actions and decisions
I lift because it feels so good!
I lift because its fun!"

"I lift so that strangers will compliment my arms and because it makes me happy."

"Strength creates confidence, confidence creates capability."