Gloucester, United Kingdom

Strength Workshop in Stroud

In person strength workshop



A weekend based in Stroud for LGBTQIA+ women and those who are non-binary to learn about the basic principles of strength training. We will have sole use of CrossFit Stonehouse on Saturday afternoon. Either join us just for the gym or make a weekend of it with Saturday & Sunday morning coffee & input in Stroud. We will car-share from Stroud to the gym. You will learn how to train with freeweights including dumbbells, kettlebells & barbell lifts. How to train for body weight exercises, e.g. press ups & pull ups. And gain a basic introduction to Olympic Weightlifting. All welcome, from no prior experience to lots of experience! We will also cover some mindset work on overcoming fears linked to training in the gym or with free weights. Bring all the questions you have and prepare to enjoy!


01 Strength training

01 Strength training

The event will be based in Stroud and the venue for Saturday & Sunday morning will be confirmed once bookings come in to ensure a space that accommodates us. The gym we will have sole use of for Saturday afternoon is: CrossFit Stonehouse, GL10 3RD …and no, we won’t make you do gnarly CrossFit! 😆 This is a workshop, so come prepared to move, but we won’t be going hard or heavy. If you’re unable to participate but still want to learn, you are more than welcome. We will car share from Stroud to the gym (and possibly taxi if there are more attendees than car space available) Make the most of this wonderful opportunity being donated to Out & Wild.

Val Craft

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Val Craft

Val is a Private Strength & Conditioning Coach as well as a freelance writer and speaker on topics such as sports science, fitness, health, mental health and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. She is a Post Graduate Teaching Assistant at Loughborough University, studying a PhD on Female Coaches in Strength and Conditioning. Last summer Val joined the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Board of Directors to help further Education and Training pre-accredited status (pre-ASCC). She writes and edits a new column in the UKSCA's Journal titled 'Empowering Female Coaches' which she initiated. Val also studied Sport & Exercise Physiology and worked for Orreco, a private physiology company who work with elite sports teams globally. She worked with teams and athletes from the FA's Premier League and Women's Super League. Val has over 23 years of experience in fitness & sports coaching, including coaching in football, snowboarding, Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, running, indoor rowing & Strength & Conditioning. She is also an experienced educator with over 16 years of experience designing and delivering classroom and online learning content for both adults and young people.

Val is passionate about bringing Sports Science knowledge to a wider audience and is committed to supporting typically underrepresented groups.

Strength Workshop in Stroud

United Kingdom August 3 - 4 2024 1 night

From $16.12/pp

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