Strong & Healthy Woman Tucson Training Philosophy



Strong & Healthy Woman Tucson Training Philosophy


We don’t use tricks or gimmicks.

The media that is supposedly designed to help women achieve their fitness goals and improve their health and wellness has ended up sabotaging their efforts. Women are being misguided and misinformed. You’ve been brainwashed into thinking that aerobic exercise equals fat loss. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

We’re here to set the record straight, GET OFF THE TREADMILLS and stop the long, boring cardio sessions!

Scientific research has shown that the most effective fat loss workouts are challenging, total body strength training sessions. There are no magic pills or potions. You’ll only get results from a program if you work hard, eat right, and believe that you can do whatever you choose to do.




Training with us is not just about weight loss.

The time and effort required to get a fit, strong body has bigger pay-offs than just losing weight in the long run. When you’re fit and strong, you feel better, have more energy, improve your self-image and confidence, move better without nagging aches and pains – the benefits are endless!

You’ll gauge your success by how you feel, inches dropped, and how your clothes fit.

You will lose inches and see a decrease in your body fat percentage, but the number on the scale might not change. A pound of muscle is denser than a pound of fat, therefore muscle takes up much less space than fat on your body. As a result, you can lose fat, gain muscle, and stay the same weight, BUT be smaller in size.

We develop healthy movement patterns first.

If you haven’t exercised in awhile, it would be silly to throw you into a high intensity environment. We want you to learn the fundamentals of how to move your body safely and effectively. We’ll encourage proper progression when you’re ready.

We focus on REAL STRENGTH TRAINING in a group setting.

Choreographed barbell classes, like Body Pump held in group exercise studios, are NOT effective at building strength. These classes are aerobic due to higher heart rates, lighter weights, and completing an insane amount of reps. If you want to see REAL RESULTS from strength training, you MUST lift heavy weights for low repetitions. You WILL NOT GET BULKY lifting heavy weights! Strength and muscle size are two very different things.

You will work hard, for YOUR body.

We will not yell and scream at you, but we will kindly remind you that there is no point in lifting weights lighter than your purse. We will have cardiovascular conditioning in our class but this is not a High Intensity Interval Training program (HIIT). Any knucklehead trainers can put together mindless circuits. All of our programming will be thought out and appropriate for the training goals.

We use kettlebells to build strength, lose fat, and improve flexibility. Why kettlebells?

This kettlebell program for women has been designed to combine strength, cardio, and flexibility training all into one quick and effective workout. Kettlebells also teach us how to use momentum in ways that mimic real life situations which can’t be duplicated by machines, barbells, or dumbbells. But, even more importantly, a big benefit of kettlebells is that they can be used for injury prevention.

We design our own programming.

We don’t follow someone else’s idea of training. Our unique program design is based on the latest fitness research methods, which maximize your results. We have several years of experience training women to become strong, lean and conditioned.

We focus on QUALITY of exercise over QUANTITY and FATIGUE.

Unlike current bootcamp and cross training fads, we don’t believe in breaking our bodies down to perform high intensity workouts. We’d rather see you do 5 quality repetitions of an exercise, versus 30 reps with poor form. When you get tired to the point that your technique fades, you’ll rest until you regain control. No sloppy repetitions allowed!