In my training, I use an Integrated Fitness Training model. I customize a progressive program for each individual via cardiorespiratory training, functional movement, resistance, balance, flexibility and core training. Additionally, my training incorporates high intensity interval training (HIIT), which has been shown to contribute to a “boost” in metabolism – a concept known as the ‘after-burn.’ Research suggests that both HIIT and resistance training disturb the body’s homeostasis (body at rest) to a greater degree than aerobic exercise to create sustained excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.
To lose fat weight and swap this for lean mass weight, it is paramount to eat healthy (whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, and quality protein) in addition to exercising four to six days a week. Cardio training and resistance exercise provide a protective effect against a drop in metabolism when reducing caloric intake. I support my clients in both the physical shift this requires as well as the mental shift. Simply hiring a trainer will not be a ‘silver bullet’ that melts away pounds, but I am confident that you will see results with my coaching and holistic approach to fitness and weight loss.
According to several studies, even losing a few pounds of fat can be the catalyst to make a drastic shift in your health. Call or email Training for Health to jump-start your journey to a healthy life style.
Strength training is an important part of an overall fitness program, and helps reduce body fat, increases lean muscle mass and allows you to burn calories more efficiently. Despite its reputation as a means to get bulky, strength training is a key component of overall health and fitness for everyone.
Muscle mass naturally diminishes with age, but strength training helps preserve and enhance muscle mass and also helps with developing strong bones, controlling weight, boosting stamina and reducing the symptoms of many chronic conditions; such as back pain, arthritis, obesity and diabetes. Additionally, some research suggests that regular strength training helps improve attention and focus for older adults. Strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health.
Training for Health clients achieve noticeable improvements in strength and stamina in just a few weeks. For more information on how to get started, fill out the contact form below!
Balance and Flexibility
Balance and flexibility are the foundation for fitness programs and key to avoiding injury.
What exactly is proprioception? Taken as a whole, proprioception includes balance, coordination and agility because the body’s proprioceptors control all these factors. It is the body’s sense or kinesthetic awareness, or the brain’s ability to sense the relative positions and movements of the different body parts. Improving proprioception is an excellent goal for anyone who wants to improve sports performance or reduce pain.
Better flexibility improves performance in physical activities and decreases the risk of injuries by helping joints move through their full range of motion and enabling muscles to work most effectively.
Contact Training for Health today to learn more about balance and flexibility as a part of a comprehensive fitness program.