Having found that 1 in 3 gym users (39%) have considered cancelling their memberships due to a lack of confidence, and with the free weights section being a common cause of gymtimidation, PureGym are launching the one-off workshops to help female gym-goers get more out of their time at the gym.
Available nationwide at one of PureGym’s 300+ gyms, the workshops will vary from gym to gym but will all last for approximately 30 minutes and will provide expert advice on how to safely perform the likes of deadlifts, weighted squats and more.
Taking place throughout the day on International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8th March), any members who are interested can claim their spot on a workshop at their nearest gym via the PureGym app.
To make it even easier for more women to take part in the workshops, including those that aren’t currently PureGym members, the gym chain will also be launching a free three-day pass offer available to everyone from Tuesday 8th March until Sunday 13th March 2022.
Najoua O’Dell, PureGym regional director and senior Sponsor for PureGym’s Women’s Employee Network Group, said: “Going to the gym has so many physical and mental health benefits. However, we know that many women feel intimidated by the gym and. in particular, by the free weights area.
“By running these workshops, we hope to help women across the country alleviate gym anxiety and learn how to use free weights safely. Weightlifting can be really empowering, and we want to remove the barriers that may be preventing women from getting started.”