Why Work Out?


Strength training should be an important part of every womanís fitness program. Unfortunately, most women focus only on aerobic conditioning and miss out on the many benefits of strength training. What will it do for you?


  • Boost your metabolism. Muscle is the most efficient fat burning tissue in the body. Therefore, every extra pound of muscle tissue burns 35-50 extra calories per day. More muscle tissue equals a faster metabolism.

  • Help reduce your risk for injury — strong muscles and a strong core create a solid foundation. Functional exercises strengthen bones and muscles to help you maintain the activities of daily living (unloading groceries, cleaning house, gardening etc.) Strong muscles also support and protect your joints. The stronger you are, the lower your risk of "throwing out" your back or pulling a muscle.

  • Function better inside and out. You will feel better and your clothes will fit better.

  • Increase and restore your bone density and strength. Resistance training and weight-bearing exercises are the most effective ways to do this!

  • Increase your bodyís stamina, energy and endurance.

  • Improve your balance with a strong core and leg muscles.

  • Improve posture.

  • Increased level of endorphins — the "happy" chemicals that improve mood.

Sources:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/strength-training/HQ01710
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/metabolism/WT00006/NSECTIONGROUP=2

At Finney Fitness, ALL small group fitness classes and personal training incorporate strength training and aerobic conditioning. Routines are constantly changed to keep your body challenged. It is very important to keep your body "guessing" about exercise. If you follow the same routine every week, your body adapts and the results are subsequently limited. To achieve your fitness goals, your muscles and cardiovascular system must be constantly challenged to strengthen the muscles or reach a higher aerobic threshold. Continuously changing the workouts forces your body to adapt and meet these new demands — thus becoming healthy and fit. And isnít that what itís all about?

Here is just a sample of the some of the equipment used at Finney Fitness:

  • Stability balls
  • Foam rollers
  • Resistance bands
  • Body bars
  • Dumbbells/Barbells, Sandbells, Kettlebells
  • TRX, Agility Ladder, Battling Ropes
  • Medicine balls

Cardiovascular equipment includes:

  • StairMaster
  • Treadmill
  • Spin Bike
  • Life cycle

I promise that you wonít get "bulky" or "look like a body-builder." Womenís bodies do not respond to strength training this way. With regular strength training you will be stronger, healthier, and more toned. Keep in mind that the rest of your success depends on what you do when you leave Finney Fitness. The goal is to make your workouts so fun and effective youíll be motivated to eat right and exercise every day!