The Unspoken Benefits Of Lifting Weights

By Ange

If exercise only accounts for 20% of your weight loss results, why is regular training so important?

I quite often get asked ‘what is the golden amount of strength session needed to see results’, followed by and ‘how much cardio?’

But regular training goes way beyond losing weight. A routine in the gym gives you the foundations from which you can draw purpose, focus and motivation in all ares of your life.

Improving your physique to match the mental image of you self is a powerful way to start but there are so many more benefits of following a well structured program that it structured to help you get stronger each week

While some of these benefits are not able to be measured, like changes in body composition, they have a far more profound impact on you life.

1. Self Belief

How you feel about yourself  and your ability to succeed impacts every ares of your life, from your job, relationships and opportunities that come your way. With every new clients the walks through the 23W doors, this is the first thing we notice start to change. The internal dialogue goes from ‘I can’t’ to ‘anything is possible’. Harnessing consistency and dedication, we teach that the joy is in the journey itself.  As a coach there is nothing more rewarding that seeing this mental transformation and seeing the moment of realisation in the clients mind where mental strength overpowers any self imposed physical limitation!

2. Discipline

Any one who has undergone a physical or mental transformation will tell you, results are not easy. You are not going to notice results but taking an on again, off again approach. Consistent daily  execution on diet and training will develop a strong sense of discipline which can transcend into all areas of your life. From establishing productive routines, metal clarity and more!

3. Self Control

Strength training helps put you in the drivers seat of your own life. Only you are able to change the way you look and feel in your body. Training will heighten your ability to control your thoughts and actions. It is true that a strong body is often a product of a strong mind.


There is no better feeling than being healthy, fit and strong. But the self belief, discipline and self control that weight training teaches is by far, more remarkable. Realising your own capabilities and capacities can be one of the most empowering parts of the whole journey.

For more information on our training packages, head to our intro packages page.

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Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.

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