Why you should strength train after 40

Let’s talk about something exciting today: building strength after hitting the fabulous age of 40! Society might try to convince us that we should slow down and take it easy as we age, but I’m here to challenge that notion. In fact, building strength becomes even more crucial as we enter this stage of life. So, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to discover why women should totally rock strength training after 40!

  1. Kicking Aging’s Butt:

Okay, so our bodies might undergo some changes as we age. But that doesn’t mean we should sit back and let them dictate our lives. Strength training, like strong Vinyasa flows combined with lifting weights or swinging kettlebells, is our secret weapon against those pesky age-related health issues. It will help combat the loss of muscle mass and bone density commonly experienced with age. This reduction in muscle mass can contribute to a slower metabolism, increased risk of osteoporosis, and decreased overall functional independence. By engaging in strength-building activities, you can proactively safeguard your health and maintain an active lifestyle. We’re taking control of our bodies, my friends!

  1. Living Our Best Lives:

Who says life after 40 has to be all about aching joints and feeling sluggish? Not me! Strength training releases those amazing endorphins that make us feel like we can conquer the world. It boosts energy levels, improves sleep patterns, and enhances cognitive function, enabling women to approach daily challenges with greater vigor and mental clarity. Trust me, when you’re feeling stronger physically, everything else falls into place. You’re going to live life to the fullest!

  1. Feeling Fabulous:

Let’s face it: society loves to define beauty based on some narrow standards. Well, guess what? We’re rewriting those rules! By building strength, we’re not only toning those muscles, improving posture, and gaining physical strength, we’re also embracing our bodies and feeling darn good about it. Confidence, my friends, is the best accessory. Strong is the new sexy, and we’re rocking it!

  1. Squad Goals:

Strength training isn’t just about doing yoga and/or lifting weights in solitude; it’s also an opportunity to connect with an incredible community. Joining strength-building activities with a community introduces us to like-minded women who share our passion for getting strong. It’s a chance to cheer each other on, swap stories, and build lasting friendships. We’re stronger together!

  1. Inspiring the Next Gen:

By showing the world that age is just a number, we become superheroes in the eyes of younger generations. We’re breaking stereotypes and proving that there’s no expiration date on personal growth and health. Our daughters, nieces, and all those young women out there need us as role models. Let’s empower them to embrace their strength and live life fearlessly!


Ladies, it’s time to unleash our inner powerhouses! Age should never hold us back from pursuing our dreams and staying fit. Building strength after 40 is our way of flipping the bird to societal expectations. It keeps us healthy, energized, and confident. So, let’s do those strong yoga flows, pick up those weights, challenge ourselves, and show the world that women over 40 are a force to be reckoned with. Get ready to embrace your strength and rock your fabulous selves!

If you’re ready to build sustainable strength, from your core out to the fingertips and toes, to embrace body control and freedom of movement – try the Yoga Lioness method!

It’s based on strong vinyasa flows, integrating pulsations, dynamic flexibility, embedded strength exercises, and stretching – all combined in fun, creative flows that will make you super focused and step off your mat full of energy and stress-free. 

You can start your FREE 14-day Habit Revolution program today. This is where you set your habit, get into the flows and start to make this part of your everyday life.

After that, you get a weekly schedule, with the goal to step onto the mat at least 3 times/week, or more! 

But make sure you commit, and that you’re ready to put in the work. Building strength and flexibility takes time and consistency, and it’s your decision how you choose to live your life after 40, and that decision is made today.

You’re the only one standing in your way from a strong and healthy mind and body. 

Make up your mind and join hundreds of other women and men in the Yoga Lioness app. 

Emilie | Yoga Lioness

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