As odd as it may sound coming from a gym rat like myself, I totally understand where she is coming from.
For those that lift heavy weights, they know how empowering it can be, not to mention its numerous health benefits. For some, the gym can be more terrifying than a tornado full of sharks.
When I mention lifting weights to someone new to a workout regiment, sometime I see this weird look of fear in their eyes. A fear that if they lift weights, they will become some behemoth who eats his/her weight in red meat; a Situation wanna-be who spends six days a week at the gym and only talks about his abs, or a woman who shoots up testosterone and now wins Tom Waits karaoke contests on Saturday night.