The boutique Hobart gym, Artgym, that she went on to open has a s Memphis look and aims to attract those who are put off by corporate environments. Kettlebell athlete Eilish Kidd competes on an international level, performing competition lifts such as the snatch, jerk and the long cycle over as many reps as possible in 10 minutes. But for others, female strength is a fetish. In an era when female wrestlers tended to be cheerleader types, Lita was strong, tattooed and had the technical skills. Instead she wrote a program for marginalised teenagers, Kamp Konfidence, and ran it in the Gold Coast hinterland. Taking a gamble, she dumped traditional sizing in favour of GRRRL sizing — customers pick one of eight athletes who have vastly different body shapes by comparing their own measurements.
Wendy. Age: 27.
Instead she saves her money and spends stints wrestling in Mexico, Europe and the US.
Natalee. Age: 26.
Kortney Olson is crushing it: 'It's about them experiencing true female strength'
Olson benchpresses men like Jason. Her weekly regime now involves two kettlebell training sessions, a mobility session, a light Olympic weightlifting session, a strength-conditioning session, and some cardio. Salter gets lots of DMs from men offering her big bucks to crush them with her thighs, or for her used gear. Olson was fascinated by the idea of having a six-pack from an early age, partly from idolising her older brother and partly, she says, because she was molested as a seven-year-old. Now Salter trains in the gym four days a week, isolating body parts — back, legs, arms.