As ridiculous and exaggerated as it may sound, it’s actually true!
For many older adults, aging seems to involve an inevitable loss of strength and energy, such as difficulty walking for long distances, climbing stairs, or carrying groceries. These examples and more are largely due to muscle loss, which results mainly from inactivity. Haven’t you ever heard the saying, “Use it or lose it”?
One of the best ways to keep muscles healthy and strong is through strength training! If done properly and responsibly, strength training has several benefits that can positively affect your life. Not only will it have you looking and feeling good, strength training has other benefits that you wouldn't even realize! Of course you probably already know that it improves strength but it also improves bone health, balance, mobility and can decrease the risk of certain diseases, which, if you’re over the age of 50, you are considered to be at risk.
Here are a few diseases and chronic conditions that strength training can reduce the signs and symptoms of (research from John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University):
Now, if you’ve just read all those benefits and you’re still on the fence for whatever reason, don’t worry! We’re here to help. Here at Beach Fitness, we have one of the most educated staffs on the west coast. Feel free to schedule a 15 minute consultation with a trainer where you can ask questions and voice your concerns about beginning your strength training journey.
The best part about strength training is the variation that it offers! This is also one of the best parts about Beach Fitness. Here we offer ELDOA, Fumanet, group fitness classes and one on one training where a trainer will personalize a program just for you!
We are currently offering an amazing deal for new clients. You will receive a full postural and fitness assessment plus three 30 minute training sessions for only $99! But the deal only lasts until Dec. 31st, so you better jump on it!
Come in today and speak to one of our many specialized trainers to learn more and see which variation of strength training would work best for you. We can’t wait to meet you and help you jumpstart your strength training journey!