Meet Girls Who Lift Founder Abi Hardy

We thought we'd write a quick introduction about Abi Hardy for those who haven’t met her in person…

Abi started Girls Who Lift classes over 8 years ago to help inspire and encourage women to love the joy of lifting weights. Realising many women felt intimidated in the weight section of gyms, she started Girls Who Lift to create a welcoming class to educate and coach women how to lift weights with a focus on technique and progressive overload.

Abi’s classes welcome women of all levels and she strives to reassure even new members that there’s always options for every exercise regardless of their strength or current capabilities.

Due to the success of the classes, Abi launched her Girls Who Lift range targeted at women who love to weight train. The current collection include hoodies, vest tops, water bottles, glute bands, lifting straps and sliders. Visit the webshop.

Current Girls Who Lift classes are 12.30pm Wednesday & Friday’s at Local Motion in Wandsworth, South West London. Booking available here.

If you can’t make the classes Abi also trains clients 1-2-1 both in the studio and online. For details on availability you can send an email to

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