Prevention of ageing is a billion dollar industry. We all want to look and feel like we did in our 20’s forever, and are unquestionably spending $100’s and $1000’s on products, procedures and even surgery to prevent and reverse the effects of ageing. What if I told you that you could save your money (well, most of it) and just workout instead?
If you think that strength training is only for men or that you are too old, you are absolutely mistaken! Strength training is essential to EVERYONE, for staying fit, healthy and strong. Strength training will build the strength of your muscles, reduce your risk of injury and illness and slow down or even reverse the process of muscle loss that ageing will bring.
So, how exactly will strength training make you younger? Here are some reasons why you want to be incorporating strength training into your workout:
Reduce fat, cellulite and saggy skin: Having more muscle mass means faster metabolism, which means burning more calories throughout the day and combined with good nutrition, will help you to burn off those unwanted kg’s! When you strengthen your muscles, you also tighten them, which helps to tighten the skin and tissue attached to them. Cellulite is basically the uneven spread of fat, so as you burn fat and tighten your muscles, your cellulite will also start to disappear. Win-win-win!
Stand tall and look defined: Having an exercise routine that contains regular strength training will drastically improve your physique by giving your body more definition and better posture, making you look slimmer, healthier and more youthful.
Development of strong bones: Strength training will increase bone density. When you work your muscles, they pull on the ends of your bones as they contract, which causes your body to create more bone tissue to support this added pressure.
Feel energized: Having more strength will not only boost your energy levels, but also make your daily activities seem much easier, so you have more energy left over at the end of the day!
Alleviates health conditions: Strength training can reduce back pain, arthritis, obesity and heart disease.
If you were carrying less weight, had tighter skin, less cellulite, stood tall with better posture and muscle tone, wouldn’t you LOOK so much younger?And if your aches and pains were gone, you got sick less, you were carrying around less weight and were stronger and had more energy, wouldn’t you FEEL an age younger? No matter what your age or fitness level, strength training can do all this for you and more.
If you’re not sure where to start, want some guidance with what to do, or just need a little motivation or a new challenge, come in and check out one of our strength and conditioning classes. We are now also offering (boys only) Strength and Size classes specifically structured for the male physique. Contact us now to find out more!
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