Gym Exercises

gym exercises

The Best Women’s Gym Exercises

Ladies, let’s face it. We are super busy, just getting to the gym can be hard enough (check out my home workouts here for when you can’t make it) and I know that we want to get the most out of our workouts when we are there. So, I wanted to share my favorite gym exercises, the best ones to focus on if you want to maximize your gym time for ultimate fat blasting and toning.

As a personal trainer, both online and in person, I focus on helping my clients get the best workout, in the shortest time. It has been shown time and time again, you don’t need to spend hours in the gym to get the results you want. I have found that when I stopped bouncing from exercise to exercise, and focused on a few main lifts, I started to tone up and get the results I was after.


gym exercises
gym exercises

If you focus on these gym exercises, you will blast fat, build muscle, and get the body you want. I do 3-4 sets of each exercise, and I always throw a cardio move (high knees, butt kicks, jumping jacks, etc.) in between sets for maximal fat blasting effect.

My top favorite gym exercises:
• Dumbbell Incline Chest Press
• Leg Press
• Lat Pull Down
• Barbell squat
• Dumbbell Incline Chest Fly
• Hamstring Curl
• Seated Row


These gym exercises (some you can even do at home) are the main ones I use during my own workouts, and with my clients. They target the large muscle groups, which blast fat and burn major calories. For a few workout options, pick 2-3 upper body and 2-3 lower body moves and do 3-4 sets of each for a complete full body workout. Alternative between upper body and lower body moves, and add a cardio move between sets, for a fat blasting workout.


Now, there are lots of different gym exercises that I left out. For instance, you can also add these 4 moves into your workout for even better results. I would add them towards the end of your various workouts, to finish off your legs/arms.

• Barbell Front lunge
• Barbell Back lunge with front squat grip
• Triceps Push Down
• Cable Bicep Curls


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Workouts for Women

Workouts for women who want to be lean and toned!

Ladies, if you are after that lean, strong, toned look you can’t be afraid to lift weights! Now, I am not saying you need to hit the gym every day, you can grab some dumbbells and still workout at home…but I have found that it pays off to add some lifting into your routine.

I have found that the main areas that women want to tone are the arms, abs, and butt. Workouts for women who want to tone up these areas should include some weight lifting to get the best results. Don’t be scared to go a little heavy, you will not bulk up! You will however lift and firm those areas, look and feel better. There is no point in lifting weights lighter than your purse ladies!
Now, here is just an example of workouts for women who are trying to tone the arms, abs, and butt. This comes from my brand new 6 week online boot camp. Now, grab some dumbbells, and let’s lift!

Now, you want to focus on those problem areas but you also work every other muscle group. You want to reshape, strengthen, and tone your whole body to look and feel the best you can.

Workouts for women
Workouts for women

If you are looking for workouts for women make sure that any plan you’re following is giving you a good combination of weights, cardio, and rest.

This plan is 3 days of training:

You will perform 3 full body workouts that train the whole body in order to build strength while you burn fat. Use your bodyweight and free weights, and you will do 3 days of full body weight training circuits. Training in circuits will give you a cardio component, and keep your workouts short and effective. Rest 1 aim after each round, but try to go from exercise to exercise with little to no rest.

Monday: WORKOUT 1
5 rounds of:
20 sumo squats
20 chest press
20 front lunges
20 bent over row
10 burpees

Wednesday: WORKOUT 2
5 rounds of:
20 goblet squats
20 chest fly
20 back lunges
20 renegade rows
40 mountain climbers

Friday: WORKOUT 3
5 rounds of:
20 dumbbell squats
10 pushups
20 side lunges
20 1-arm rows
40 jumping jacks

There you have it! A sample of different workouts for women that are looking to blast fat and get in shape.

Workouts for women
Workouts for women

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