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Weight training as you age

Why Strength Training is Your Secret Weapon for Aging Well

Strength Training and Aging Well
As we age, the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes increasingly evident. Weight and strength training emerge as powerful tools to counteract the natural effects of aging on the body. This article explores the significance of weight training for older adults, emphasizing its impact on bone health, muscle mass, and overall well-being. Unlike their younger counterparts, the goals of older individuals in their fitness journey extend beyond aesthetics to encompass vitality, independence, and a higher quality of life.

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Sleep & Your Fitness Goals

The Vital Connection Between Sleep and Your Fitness Journey

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, sleep often takes a backseat to our busy schedules. Yet, sleep is far from being just a luxury; it’s a fundamental component of overall health and well-being. One crucial aspect of sleep that is frequently overlooked is its profound impact on nutrition and muscle recovery. In this post, we’ll explore the intricate relationship between sleep, nutrition, and fitness, shedding light on how sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your body’s ability to function optimally.

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Training After Back Injury

I started training with Juan after a major back injury. For more than two years he has been my personal trainer and I have never had the slightest discomfort despite my chronic injury. During this time I have steadily improved my fitness, feeling comfortable at all times. Juan Carlos creates a pleasant environment and workout routines that are motivating whatever your level. -Pedro

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Improved Strength

Wendy has been an incredible motivator in my training and makes the sessions so much fun. She uses her humor and enthusiasm when clearly communicating and queuing movements to ensure proper form, and is quick to modify where necessary to accommodate physical limitations. Her program designed for my specific needs has resulted in improved strength and significant reduction in chronic back pain due to scoliosis.

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Kept Me Accountable

Wendy pushed me when I was feeling unmotivated. Kept up throughout the challenge to keep me accountable with workouts. Super fun to be around. Gave me the knowledge to better understand stress and its effects on the body/fat storage. Wendy was awesome – will most likely buy more training sessions with her in the future.

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Easy to Chat With

Hugo was super professional and seemed to just follow my lead when it came to conversations during training sessions, which I always appreciate, especially in that context since working out and talking about fitness goals can feel vulnerable for lots of people. We ended up being kinda friends too since he was easy to chat

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