Weight Training for Seniors

Weight Training for Seniors
David – client at 79 years young

I really enjoy training older people. Today’s seniors are full of life, many still work or own businesses, and they are passionate about healthy living. That’s why I created a personal training and lifestyle program for people over 65 to help them slow down their aging process.

When people ask me if it’s too late for them to start working out in their 60’s, I say, you are never too old to attain positive results from exercise.

It is true that we can’t stop the clock from ticking but recent studies show that we can alter the rate at which our bodies age. And I think it’s pretty awesome! Some of my senior clients are in better shape and health than people in their 30s and 40s!  Recent studies prove that between the ages of 30 and 70 many of the symptoms and conditions that were traditionally associated with normal aging are in fact the result of sedentary lifestyles.

Senior Fitness Guidelines

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults over 65 should focus on both strength training and aerobic activity to improve wellness. Seniors are advised to aim for around 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity a week, but this can be done in 10-minute increments to avoid exhaustion.

heart healthRegular exercise as part of our lifestyle can improve the heart and respiratory functions, lower blood pressure, increase strength, improve bone density, improve flexibility, reduce body fat, increase muscle mass, and reduce senior’ susceptibility to depression and disease.

As an expert in senior fitness, I want my clients to know that you shouldn’t be intimidated by my big muscles and bodybuilding background. I’m here to help guide you to your optimum health with nutrition and fitness advise, and regular workouts. I and my training team know how to work around injuries, movement limitations and other issues. We can help you in the following areas:

Weight Training Benefits

  • Postural correction
  • Core strength
  • Functional strength
  • Build muscle
  • Avoid bone loss
  • Energy
  • Flexibility work

Our custom designed workouts are tailored for seniors to help them improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength.

Benefits of weight training for seniors with my anti-aging lifestyle program:

Strength exercises to build muscles and increase metabolism, which helps keep your weight and most importantly, blood sugar in check.

Balance exercises build muscles and help prevent falls. According to the NIH, U.S. hospitals have 300,000 admissions for broken hips each year, many of them seniors, and falling is often the cause of those fractures. Balance exercises can help you avoid problems as you get older and can help you stay independent by helping you avoid the disabilities that could result from falling.

Stretching can help you with freedom of movement and allow you to be more active and independent.

Nutritional guidance to reduce inflammation (a major cause of aging damage) and to boost the metabolism.

Endurance exercises like walking or jogging, and even swimming increase your heart rate and breathing for an extended period of time.

Training programs are available at one of our gym or studio locations as well as in home training. What are you waiting for? Call today!

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