Strength Training Benefits

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Strength training is near and dear to my heart. As a former Mr. America and certified personal trainer, strength training and fitness are my passions. For those of you who work out with me, or one my amazing trainers, you know the key to your fitness success lies in strength training. The number one question I get from new clients is “Why?” Let me see if I can break it down for you.

What is Strength Training?

Strength training and weight lifting are key to your core fitness. While weight lifting is a key component to strength training, strength training may utilize more than just weights and machines. It may also encompass body weight resistance, such as resistance straps, bands, ropes, weighted balls and more. Both are essential to building muscles and increasing strength.

Strength Training Benefits

The more muscle you build, the more you increase your metabolism and reduce your body fat. Enough said? Who doesn’t want to feel stronger and look better with, or without clothes? I know I do. But I don’t just do this to look good, I do this for my long term health benefits. As do my clients. The health benefits to strength training are second to none. Name any other form of exercise that increases bone density, reduces blood pressure, improves balance and coordination, builds muscle and heart strength? Added bonus, fewer trips up the stairs with groceries, opening your own jars, lifting your luggage into the overhead bin, the list goes on.

Strength training helps with many intangible things as well. Increased energy and less stress. More confidence in your physical appearance. Clothes fit better, your posture improves, you look and feel better. And yes, people will notice.

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Antiaging Effects

In addition, as we age, our bodies start to break down. There is no better workout for a person, young or old, to help stave off the physical manifestations of aging. Sarcopenia – the breakdown of skeletal muscle, arthritis and osteoporosis are all symptoms of aging and can be alleviated in many ways by strength training throughout your lifetime. Even clients that come to me in their 50’s and 60’s have seen dramatic improvement in bone density and muscle strength after a short time.

healthy mealFor me, though, strength training is a lifelong journey. I strive to increase my health and fitness every day. I eat clean, balanced meals, I work out with weights and I take care of my body. I don’t just want to look great, I want to feel great and know that I do my best every day to take my health and fitness in my own hands.

It’s never too late to start with a health and fitness program, but why wait? Think of all the good you’ll do your body now. Today. No two people are the same, and no two workouts are the same when you’re training with me, or my trainers. We customize a workout and nutrition plan that’s right for you. Your strength, fitness, health and well-being are all addressed in your first consultation and we continue to monitor your success.

Contact me today to set up an appointment.

Why wait to change your life?

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