Dear PNT readers! Here is the conclusion of our earlier feature on Getting your SmartBody ready for Summer:
Muscle strength decreases 30% on average between mid and senior years, with even more dramatic strength loss after 80. Endurance training improves the aerobic function of muscles. Resistance training improves central nervous system recruitment, increases muscle mass and improves aerobic/anaerobic function in older folks.
Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone. There are 4 main types and doing all these will give you compounded benefits: Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming, and biking are good examples; Strength exercises make your muscles stronger. Lifting weights or using a resistance band can build strength; Balance exercises help prevent falls; and Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and help your body stay limber.
Working with a Personal Trainer
Here are the “Top Ten Reasons why one Hires a Personal Trainer”
- Motivation – Personal trainers wear many hats, serving not only as coach, but as an educator, confidant, role model and a major source of motivation and encouragement as well.
- Consistency – Do you find it difficult to stick to your program? Scheduling regular appointments with a personal trainer helps eliminate any excuses you might come up with for not exercising.
- Safety – Unsure about how to use the chest press machine at the gym or how to perform walking lunges without hurting your knees? A personal trainer will show you how to exercise safely (including which exercises to avoid) and instruct you on the proper and safe use of exercise equipment.
- Individualized Instruction – What works for one person, may not work for another when it comes to choosing an exercise program. A personal trainer will develop the most effective program for you based on your fitness evaluation results and personal goals. Beginners in particular benefit from instruction on how to perform specific exercises and program planning.
- Effective Workouts – Today’s hectic lifestyles mean you don’t have time to waste on ineffective exercise routines. Personal trainers help maximize your time by providing workouts designed to meet your goals quickly and efficiently.
- Supervision – Personal attention during exercise is the primary function of personal trainers. Need someone to spot you while you do pull-ups? Looking for feedback on your running form? No problem-that’s what your personal trainer is for-to observe, assist and, if necessary, correct as needed.
- Sports-specific Training – Many amateur and professional athletes work with a personal trainer during the off-season to prepare themselves for in-season competition. Whether you want to shave some strokes off your golf score or beat your brother-in-law at tennis, a personal trainer can tailor your program to your sport of choice.
- Injury Rehabilitation – Injuries and accidents can prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. An experienced personal trainer, however, can make the road to recovery a smooth one by recommending exercises that emphasize overall muscular balance to prevent future injuries.
- Special-needs Training – Research confirms that individuals with health challenges such as diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis or heart disease benefit greatly from regular physical activity. These conditions, however, can make exercising safely a challenge. Many personal trainers are experienced in designing programs that address the special needs of these and other conditions.
- Ego Boost – It’s a fact-feeling good makes you look good, and vice versa. Not only can your personal trainer help you achieve your health and fitness goals, they provide you with positive feedback on your performance and bolster your confidence to take on new challenges.
Having a personal trainer has certainly made a huge difference in my quest to: regaining my strength, endurance and reaching my desired body weight. I can personally vouch for each of the above reasons!
To recap: a lot of Smart Body’s training happens at X-Club Fitness located at 1533 Broadway in Port Coquitlam. If you want the best deal on gym memberships, please look for Frank and let him know that Winnie of Smart Body will be your trainer! For more information on Smart Body’s Personal Training, Group Training, Online/Virtual Training and price packages, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 604.783.4653.
If you have comments and/or questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Public Service Announcement
WATCH OUT for the upcoming Hike for Hospice Palliative Care organized by the Crossroads Hospice Society!
Come Hike With Us! Sunday, May 7, 2017 For more details, please go to:
http://tinyurl.com/homeinsteadpoco and register &/or donate.
If a password is asked, please use hisc3003.
OUR HIKE LOCATION: Hyde Creek Recreation Center, located in Port Coquitlam at 1379 Laurier Ave at the Hyde Creek Recreation Center, the hike takes place along the Poco trail.
EVENT TIME: May 7, 2017 – Registration Date | 9:00 AM – Registration Start Time | 9:45 AM – Event Start Time