Gaining Muscle Is Possible For Women Over 40

You’re never too old to get stronger and challenge your body to learn new things.
Unfortunately, intimidation and skewed perspectives create barriers for women who
want to try and gain muscle as they age.
For many of us the forties are a time of many changes, and this is especially true for
women. Their metabolisms are slowing, many start to experience hormonal changes,
and many feel like they’re too old. We shouldn’t allow these things to get in our way, as
one of the most important things we could do is start to make building muscle our
As women age, they’re also more likely to experience a loss in bone density, resulting in
serious issues, like osteoporosis. Increased lean muscle mass has a direct relationship
with bone mass density. Also, having lean muscle mass as we age protects us from
potential broken bones. In other words, making an effort to build muscle will make your
bones stronger.
Moving our bodies also helps women with sleep and stress. The higher our stress
levels, the more likely we are to eat unhealthy food and cause more harm to our bodies.
Getting into the gym 3-4 times a week for at least 30 to 60 minutes will improve our
sleep and help us manage our stress levels.
Don’t let time be the excuse that stops you from starting to work on muscle gain. At
Widespread Fitness, we have so many different options available to fit your business
schedule. We have group classes or personal training sessions that can be in person
or via zoom. One hour workout is 4% of your day. No Excuses.

-Erica Erickson, Group Fitness Coach