Motherhood is an endurance sport and you must train your body if you want to go the distance day after day. At Fitness Force, it’s our goal to help you train your body to improve your health, enhance your figure and boost your energy levels. We stand ready to help you achieve your wellness goals.
Fitness Force understands the challenges that moms face.
- Do you lack the energy to achieve everything you want to accomplish?
- Do you often feel stressed?
- Are you frustrated taking off that last 10 pounds of baby weight?
- Maybe you’ve lost your baby weight, but your body tone just isn’t what it used to be?
- Are you frustrated by past attempts to lose weight?
- Are you exercising, but not seeing results?
- Are you bored with the same old workout routine?
- Are you in great shape, but need help taking it to the next level?
Ladies should train now !
Strength training has been proven to benefit all populations, from adolescent athletes to seniors. Women, in particular, see tremendous benefits from strength training. Traditionally, women relied on cardiovascular activity and a low calorie diet to change their physical appearance. Unfortunately, low calorie diets merely punish the soul and plummet the metabolism, and, without including consistent strength training in our program, effecting change can be an impossible goal. (Sidebar refers to article with tips on eating correctly for your metabolism.) Also, aerobically overtraining can lead to injury. We now know that strength training is absolutely essential if we wish to create visual changes in our bodies, and we’ve discovered that the benefits of strength training extend far beyond the visual.
Strength training creates strong ligaments and tendons, which serve to support our joints and decrease the likelihood of injury from other activities. Bone density increases dramatically, reducing our risk of osteoporosis. Strength training enhances quality of life, as it enables us to better perform daily activities that require lifting, pushing and pulling. The physical and spiritual benefits of strength training are myriad, and when realized, the goal no longer becomes a “hardbody”, but the confidence and control that strength training teaches us.
Women further benefit from strength training because of the increase in resting metabolism created by strength training. Because of this increase, women who are trying to reduce bodyfat will do so more easily. When done sufficiently and consistently, strength training increases muscle fiber size. Once muscle fibers enlarge, they consume more energy – which boosts our metabolisms.
For women of middle age, this is particularly important. Strength training can help them avoid that predicable metabolic sluggishness that often occurs at that stage in life. Thus, the true secret to keeping middle age pounds off is not to eat less, but to strength train more!
Again, for the safest, most effective program, you should seek the advice of a certified fitness professional.