Ladies That Lift

An intro to Strength Training

Who: Females interested in strength training, 18+
When: Tuesday and Thursdays / October 6 – October 29
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: YMCA at ACRC – Studio A
Price: $75 YMCA Member


Description: Are you wanting to add strength training to your routine but don’t know how or where to start? This four-week program will be a combination of learning and training specifically designed for women who have not lifted before or who are just beginning their strength training journey. A ZERO judgement zone, where you can learn the basics of strength training and at the completion, leave feeling confident in how to approach your training utilizing the equipment within the gym.

Program will Include:

Goal Setting Techniques
– Goal Setting Techniques
– Full Body Workout Routines
– Effective Warm Up and Cool Down Methods
– Flexibility and Mobility Training
– A Trainer at every session


“I absolutely loved this class. Learning the correct technique to prevent injury and to make the most out of every workout was taught. I have been able to take what I learned and apply it to the exercises in the group fitness classes as well as home workouts. I am certainly getting more out of all of my workouts now. I am looking forward to taking an advanced lifting class when it is offered.” ~Heather

Mariah is amazing! We had so much fun. Loved the “older” ladies!! Knee and hip surgeries didn’t stop them.” ~Leah

Instructor: Mariah Evans

Bio: Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mariah started playing volleyball at ten years old. She helped lead her Lewis Palmer High School to an 81-6 record over three years after transferring in as a sophomore, making the CHSAA 4A State Championship match all three years including two state titles and the No. 1 national ranking in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 her junior year. Mariah was rated the No. 66 recruit in the nation by and accrued numerous conference, state, and national honors. She totaled 1,934 high school assists, averaging 9.6 per set over her final two seasons.

Mariah played club volleyball for the Colorado Juniors from 2009-16, and was a captain every year. She was a two-time RMR Division 1 All-Region (2013, 2014) and 2015 RMR Regional All-Star. In 2016, she was named PrepVolleyball All-America and named All-Tournament at 2016 Nationals.

Mariah committed to play at UNC as a sophomore in high school. During her freshman year she played in all 33 matches as a 6-2 setter with Abigail Curry, appearing in 122 of 125 sets. She ranks seventh all time among UNC freshmen in total assists and sixth in sets played. Along with Curry she led UNC’s offense to its second-highest hitting percentage in program history, an ACC-leading .273 clip. She posted her best numbers of the season against No. 8 UCLA at NCAA Regionals with 27 assists and 12 digs. She was an

Undergraduate Assistant Coach on the team since her retirement. Mariah graduated in Spring 2020 with a major in Journalism and a minor in History.

After graduating, she moved to Austin at the beginning of June. She has been coaching since she was 16 years old and has a true passion for guiding female athletes. Her biggest role models in high school were her coaches and trainers. Her goal is to help as many athletes, specifically female athletes, as she can in Austin. Not only in their physical goals, but in navigating and holding oneself through today’s society as a young woman.

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