I Am Not Afraid To Lift®

Are you ready to lift??

If you are not afraid to lift then I hope that you will join me for my workshop

I Am Not Afraid To Lift®



More details below…

When: TBD

Where: TBD

Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (check-in starts at 8:30 AM and I will start the course promptly at 9:00 AM)


Early Bird – $199.00

Regular Price – $299.00

Sign up for Lift® (LINK PΕΝDING)


.8 NASM CEUs approved, I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is a registered trademark.

Scroll down to read all about the workshop below…

Excerpts from I Am Not Afraid To Lift® Boston 2018

Lift Workshop Montage 2

NYC, Boston 2014 & Connecticut, Ohio, New Mexico 2015 I Am Not Afraid To Lift® Workshops 

.8 NASM CEUs Offered for I Am Not Afraid To Lift®

Lift NYC VA Boston 2015

NYC, Boston, & VA 2015  I Am Not Afraid To Lift® and Keep It Simple Workshops

Excerpts from I Am Not Afraid To Lift® Boston 2018

About the Lift® Workshop:


In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge (video below).

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

I can assure you ladies, strength training will not make you look less feminine and your lady parts will remain intact.

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curriculum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym and how to overcome fear and shame in order to be brave and approach more and avoid less.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

After registering for the workshop, I will send each registrant a questionnaire in order to gauge what level they are at e.g. beginner lifter vs. advanced lifter. I will also send each registrant a detailed agenda.

Pre-Workshop Emails Include:

  • Link to download detailed agenda;
  • Link to download presentation.

Post Workshop Emails Include:

  • Program Design Handout;
  • Sample 5-day, 5 level, pull-up program.

Read testimonials and watch footage from past workshops HERE!

Contact me at IronBodyByArtemis@gmail.com if you have questions or need more detailed information and I look forward to lifting with you!!


23 Comments on “I Am Not Afraid To Lift®

  1. hi Artemis, the link for expressing interest in the Australian workshop doesn’t seem to be working – i am getting a 404 not found error. cheers Donna

  2. Thank you for letting me know. I just updated the links. I can add your email to the interest list. I will do that right now. I’m excited to meet you in person!! 🙂

  3. excellent thanks Artemis. Hopefully i can make it up to Brisvegas for the workshop as agreed, exciting to be able to meet in person.

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  5. Hi Artemis
    Great you are coming to Australia. But very disappointing that you, Neghar Fonooni and Jen Sinkler, And Max Shank Are all giving workshops on the east coast of Australia the very same weekend. Was there a bonus flight deal that weekend or something?

  6. Wow! I had no idea such a crew would be there. I’ve had this in the works/scheduled since last November 2014. I chose the date based upon East Coast U.S. school vacation week because it would be a bit easier for me to get away from my duties at Iron Body Studios because a lot of our members will be away. I hope you can attend! 🙂 ~Artemis

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  9. To anyone considering attending Artemis’ workshops, I heartily recommend it! I took her two workshops “I am Not Afraid to Lift” and “Keep It Simple Nutrition” in Oct. 2015 in Sterling, VA. I learned so much and was completely satisfied with both the content and presentation of both workshops. In fact, I just signed up for her “I am Not Afraid to Lift/The Power of Mindset Edition” coming to Severna Maryland in April, 2016. Highly recommended for everyone from novice to master.

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