Many of my clients start with no prior knowledge of exercise. My passion is to help you learn to love taking care of your body, become strong, and discover that fitness can be both fun and attainable. The goal is for you to make a lifelong commitment to fitness and health.
Did you know that Weight Training is considered a cardiovascular exercise and therefore has all the same benefits as traditional cardiovascular exercise such as improved sleep, glucose metabolism, cardiovascular efficiency, mood, energy, and even memory? Weight training also has additional benefits compared to traditional cardiovascular exercise.
Additional Benefits of Strength Training!
- Increased lean body mass
- Decreased body fat
- Increased metabolic efficiency
- One lb increase in lean muscle mass increases your resting metabolism up to 50 cal/day
- A beginner of strength training can gain up to 5 lb of muscle and therefore burn an additional 250 cal/day more
- Increased bone density (prevent osteoporosis)
- Improved physical functioning and strength
- Improved posture
- Better balance
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends a minimum of 2 days/week of resistance training. This program requires a minimum of one set of 8-12 repetitions for each major muscle group.