IMPROVE BODY SHAPE AND APPEARANCE
We all have areas of our body that we would like to improve. Whether you are seeking toned arms, stronger abdominal muscles, or better posture, building lean muscle is essential for meeting your goals and changing your physique. Your shape is determined by bone structure and muscle tone. Our approach to strength training is designed to isolate and work every muscle group of your body to maintain and increase muscle size and shape.
INCREASE BONE DENSITY
Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis involves many things such as eating calcium rich food, calcium supplements, hormone therapy, and exercise. There is no shortage of data in medical literature substantiating the best form of exercise for increasing bone density is strength training. All living bones are in a constant stage of breaking down and building up, referred to as remodeling. One of the best methods to maintain current bone mineral density is through strength training. Strength training increases the physical stressors on bone. These stresses help activate the osteoblasts and favor bone deposition. High-intensity resistance exercises, when properly progressed and supervised, are safe and beneficial activities for many elderly clients that improve musculoskeletal health and may reduce the likelihood of falling. High-intensity resistance exercise yields slightly greater increases in bone mineral density, lean mass, and muscle strength.
Spinning classes, treadmills and jogging can all provide you with cardiovascular efficiency by building up your aerobic capacity. Slow motion high intensity training works your cardiovascular system by working your muscles to failure. An increase in muscular demands means a simultaneous increase in your cardiovascular system. Your heart and lungs cannot tell whether you are working your muscles intensely for 30 seconds on a stationary bike or working them on a leg press. The heart and lungs know only about energy requirements.
ACCELERATE FAT LOSS
For some it is a lifelong struggle with frustration as our constant companion. It doesn’t matter if you need to lose 5, 15 or 150 pounds. What causes this increase in body fat? It all begins in your 20’s, with a gradual loss of muscle mass. Of course there are other factors, such as too many dietary calories, faulty eating habits, stress, hormone changes and the natural aging process. No matter how appealing the latest diet or exercise fad, in our hearts we know we need to eat sensibly and exercise. Strength training can rebuild, reshape, and continually increase the size of your muscles. Muscle is an active tissue that requires high calorie demands, even at rest, making it the most effective and efficient way to lose body fat.
RAISE RESTING METABOLIC RATE
Resting metabolic rate is the amount of energy the body requires to sustain itself. Slow motion high intensity strength training is an excellent way to raise your resting metabolic rate, making it easier to attain and maintain your ideal weight. Adding one pound of muscle elevates your resting metabolic rate on average of 37 calories per day.
GAIN RESISTANCE TO INJURY
Your body is more susceptible to injury when you are weaker. A twisted ankle, a strained back, a sore neck are all possible injuries you may encounter if you can’t stand up to physical and even emotional stresses of everyday life. People who strength train are at a reduced risk for osteoporosis, fracture or other ailments related to bone deterioration. Connective Tissue provides the support or framework of the body. Increases in muscle mass are met by increases in size and strength of the connective tissue. Strength training not only makes you stronger, but also helps protect you from the sort of falls that causes fractures. The more muscle mass you have, the more cushion it provides your bones should you sustain a fall.
BOOST STRENGTH & BALANCE
Strength training creates an intimate connection between your body and your brain that, over time, brings your neural connections out of hibernation and improves your balance. Strength training causes muscle growth, which is important, but it is the hidden increase in coordination that changes your physical life. This is not eye-hand coordination; it is the coordination of fine muscle detail through the elaborate network of nerves that link your brain and body