As we age, there’s no denying that our body isn’t the same as it once was. We have new aches and pains and come to realize that certain activities we used to do without even thinking about are now more difficult. The main reason for these problems is because as we age, we lose muscle mass. Muscle mass is an important factor in our overall health and well-being. It is crucial to maintaining your strength and muscle to complete daily tasks and avoid injury. Thanks to new research and equipment, you can slow down the aging process by regaining some of your lost muscle mass.
Age-related muscle loss is called sarcopenia, and it’s a natural part of aging. According to Harvard Medical School, after age 30, you begin to lose as much as 3% to 5% of muscle mass per decade. Muscle mass is crucial when it comes to fitness and your overall well-being and the many benefits that come with it. Having high muscle mass makes everyday activities easier, increases metabolic rate and prevents injuries. All factors that are important in having a healthy and safe aging process. Not to mention strength is one of the best predictors of survival and longevity. That’s why it is so important to take part in strength training exercises at any age.
Just because the muscle mass is lost doesn’t mean you cannot regain it, that’s why it is so important to continue a healthy lifestyle as you age. No matter how old you are, you can still work on increasing and maintaining your muscle mass through exercise. Continuous exercise has many other health benefits including a lowered risk for certain diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
As we age, we’re more susceptible to health problems. Having a high muscle mass will decrease our chances of being affected by certain diseases and injuries. Once we are stronger, we can have a healthier aging process.
Numerous doctors recommend resistance and weight training as well as allowing your muscles to rest between workouts. At fit20, we focus on a healthy lifestyle as well as healthy aging. Our training method is based on the latest scientific findings about effective and efficient training to improve fitness and health. Our studios have the most up to date equipment that focuses on strength training, helping you combat the fear of muscle loss. fit20 workouts are only 20 minutes long but focus on high intensity strength training. The sessions are just once week which gives your muscles a chance to grow and then recover. The climate-controlled studios, provide a cool temperature so there is no need to have to shower after your workout, allowing clients to fit in a workout no matter how busy their schedule.
The unique appeal of fit20 is its quick and simple workout format. Members have an intense, slow-motion, resistance-training session once a week, for 20 minutes, with a certified trainer to ensure a safe and highly effective workout experience. A circuit of specialized, strength-training machines are used to create a full-body workout that increases strength and vitality. The workout challenges the muscles, and the time between sessions provides the needed muscle rest. Most members show measurable results within a few sessions, and more importantly, they feel stronger and fitter.
Additional unique features of the fit20 training approach include:
The fit20 format also offers a safer alternative in the midst of COVID-19. Because of the allotted timeslots, members can work out alone, or with a training buddy of their selection. There are never more than three people in the studio at any time, allowing for social distancing. Equipment is disinfected between uses, and trainers wear masks to create a safer environment for members to work out during the pandemic.
“We want to make sure our members feel comfortable and safe, because being fit and healthy is vital for your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, especially during this stressful time,” said Cathy Battreall, Regional Developer and owner of the two locations in Jacksonville. “We’ve learned the difference good health can make when facing a dangerous virus. It’s important to take the next step in feeling good during this challenging time.” So, get started on your journey to a healthy aging process today!
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