Maiden Resistance recently opened in the Streator Incubator.
The business wants to give women+ the opportunity to explore weight-based training while in a safe environment.
When women+ begin their fitness journey, they often avoid the free weight section of the gym and go straight to the machines, said owner and founder Courtney Jonsson.
Many clients at Maiden Resistance said they never used the free weights because they aren’t sure what to do or how to perform the exercises properly.
The term women+ centers on women but is inclusive of others who are underrepresented or face gender-based biases, like non-binary people.
Maiden Resistance is offering weight-based training classes to adult women and teenage girls under the supervision of a certified personal trainer. Jonsson is an NASM certified personal trainer and nutrition coach.
During classes, clients are challenged with different exercises, using every modality; barbells, dumbbells, suspension trainers, battle ropes, etc. The mission of Maiden Resistance is to educate on what exercises women should be doing, how they complete the exercise with proper form, and what results to expect from the exercises.
“I don’t mind if I work myself out of a job,” Jonsson said. “If I follow the mission of Maiden Resistance, women+ will be able to walk into any gym and feel comfortable using all of the equipment.”
Maiden Resistance is located in the Streator Incubator at 401 W. Bridge St. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org , go to the business website maidenresistance.com, or find it on Instagram and Facebook.