Fit After 50
The old saying "use it or lose it" really is true when it comes to your body. A gradual loss of muscle mass is consistently found with advancing age; by age 50, about ten percent of muscle mass is gone. After 50 the rate of muscle loss increases significantly. Muscle strength declines by approximately 15 percent per decade in the sixties and seventies and by about 30 percent thereafter. The loss of muscle strength means the loss of functional mobility and the ability to perform the motions of everyday living.
The key to maintaining functional mobility
is the retention of muscle strength and flexibility. With a good strength training plan and a healthy diet you can turn your life around. A two to threefold increase in strength is possible in a three to four month period. In addition to strength gains participation in strength training can reduce body fat, increase metabolic rate, decrease resting blood pressure, lower cholesteral, improve glucose tolerance, reduce lower back pain and lower the risk of developing osteoporosis.
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar
"It's never to late to start "- Bob
Do you want to start an exercise program but don't feel comfortable working out with the crowd in the typical fitness center? If the answer is yes; then there is a solution, personal training in a private training studio. No unwanted watching eyes, just you and your trainer. The only person you will have to try to impress is yourself.
Personal training starts out with a fitness assessment. The fitness assessment will measure your fitness level with a simple four-part test; Health screen, cardio fitness, strength, and flexibility/functional mobility. Knowing the specifics we can set realistic fitness goals, monitor your progress and maintain your motivation. Once you know where you are starting from, you can plan where you want to go.
Bring A Buddy
With my "Bring a Buddy Program" you and
a friend can workout together. I'll create a program that will work for the both of you
and you can share the cost of having a personal training program.
Whether you choose Individual Personal Training or Bring a Buddy, I will make sure you get the most out of your workout. Both include a Fitness Assessment and discussion of your goals, so I can design the perfect Training Routine just for you.