1. Women are true fitness warriors, as our personal trainer-ambassadors show.For one thing, almost all the awesome 6 Pack ambassadors highlighted in our feature on how to choose a personal trainer are women. The majority of our guest features are penned by women as well, from the prolific Jaime Filer who loves to spill ink on the mental components of working out, such as how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals and the true value of discipline; to how to meal prep on the farm with popular blogger Rural Mom Barb Webb; to personal trainer and police officer Leah Berti's guide to finding balance in your workout schedule.
Jaime Filer at a CrossFit gym.
2. Women possess impressive transformative capabilities.Our most recent fitness transformation is one such strong woman, Mia Boostrom, who gained a newfound respect for herself after she changed her lifestyle; other inspiring stories of women from all walks of life in all manner of shape include trauma nurse Kayla Gill, who lost over 200 pounds in her quest for an improved life, and professional musician Jennifer dos Santos, who became a new person after overcoming a diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor, which became so small it even ceased to show up on her latest MRI scan.
3. Women know how to build muscle.Jaime Filer's badass pen appears again; she wrote us this great guide to building muscle for women, which is a must for any woman who has struggled toward achieving those gains she knows are possible. The power of women who lift is another way we have approached this all-too-necessary subject; last but not least, catch up on the top ab exercises for women (the men get a shout-out in this one, too) with tips from ambassador and personal trainer Chandler Rogers.
4. Women kick ass at traveling fit – and don't mind sharing their knowledge.Just leave it to Darlene Taylor, the mind behind this veritable handbook on how to travel fit during the holidays, with such awesome advice as how to pack the right stuff in your carry-on (one of our women's gym totes, right?) and tips on exercising at the airport. One of our favorite globetrotting ambassadors, Ryall Graber, swears by her Renee Tote, which has traveled by her side from the Arnold Classic in Brazil and Australia to her adventures in Egypt, Turkey, Ukraine, and Luxembourg and Switzerland, Belgium, and Italy.
Ryall and Renee in Venice.