My Instagram feed is currently taken up by friends, acquaintances and celebrity women posting empowering #strongnotskinny #girlsthatlift #crossfit posts. Several years ago the thought of women lifting weights wouldn’t occur to the majority of us. Why? Because the fear of looking too muscular, losing our curves, gaining weight, stopped us. The topic revolved around appearance rather than accomplishment.
This has now changed completely, and while it would be overly simplistic to credit Instagram with single-handedly addressing the gender gap in the gym,