The first time a woman went to a fitness center to work out was a big deal for a lot of women.
It changed how they viewed fitness and training and helped them stay in shape longer.
It also gave women a chance to show off their bodies, and it allowed women to learn from one another, experts said.
“The more you know, the better you feel,” said Lorna Johnson, a former fitness coach and fitness trainer.
“The more comfortable you are, the more confident you are.”
For a lot women, the weight loss program that gave them the confidence to take on the new roles of mothers and wives was the first thing they noticed about the gym.
For others, it was the opportunity to have a full-time job and the chance to travel.
“When I first saw the women, they were all so fit and athletic,” said Kia Miller, a fitness coach in the Los Angeles area who started her career in fitness before moving to New York and New Jersey.
“I was so excited.”
The change in a woman’s body was not just physical, though.
For years, many women had felt intimidated by what it meant to be a mother or a wife.
When you were working out, you didn’t have to think about how much work you were putting in.
Women were also less likely to look for men to mentor them, according to research.
“It changed everything,” Miller said.
“It made me feel like I could do whatever I wanted and do it on my own time.”
When a woman was asked to start a gym, she usually felt like she needed to do it in a way that made sense for her.
A new woman would be expected to work up to the maximum, but not at the expense of others.
“If you have the courage, it can be hard to do what’s right for your body, but the courage is there,” said Lauren Bechdel, a professor of psychology at Harvard.
“I’ve found that it’s not as bad as it sounds,” said Karen McArthur, a woman who had a gym for six years.
McArthur said she used to think that she had to work extra hard at a certain weight.
“But after the first few years of that, I think I was able to do the things I wanted to do,” she said.
When she had a new baby, she began working out a little more.
“My husband said to me, ‘Look, Lauren, I have a kid.
I’m not going to let you train alone,'” she said, laughing.
She got to know the people who had the freedom to be themselves, to take their own paths, to do things their own way.
She realized that she needed those people to share the love and the camaraderie.
It was the change that had her most worried.
She was worried about what she could become and the way she was going to be judged.
She wanted to be strong.
“When you’re in the gym, you’re being strong,” she remembered her husband saying.
“You’re not afraid to be who you are.
And I wanted that for my child.”
As women started training more, it became a lot easier for women to go out and train.
But for the women who did not, they had a lot to worry about.
They were not getting the help they needed, and they felt alone.
And that is what happened to so many women.
A new kind of fitness magazineWith the exception of the early 1970s, the fitness industry has largely been in decline for the past decade.
It is still in the business of providing a steady stream of products and services for the men who work in it, including health and fitness magazines, fitness and diet plans, fitness apparel, and fitness classes.
But the industry has also changed.
For the first half of the last decade, women were becoming more involved in the fitness community and the men were leaving.
“In many ways, it changed the way women looked at fitness and what they were doing,” said Elizabeth Mottram, a sports nutritionist and founder of the fitness magazine BodySpace.
“And for some women, it even changed the mindset they had about what they wanted to achieve.”
As the industry continued to decline, so did the number of women who started working in fitness.
The trend of women starting their own fitness magazines and gyms had been going on for decades.
But it started to pick up speed in the late 1980s, with the launch of BodySpace magazine in 1987 and Bodybuilding magazine in 1990.
“In the early 1990s, I was really the only woman doing gyms,” said Johnson, who started a gym in Los Angeles in the early 1980s