If your goal for your life is to become or remain strong so that you can continue to do the things you enjoy, then you need to take care of your physical body. Strength training for women is the best way to insure that your bones stay strong into your wonderful 50's and 60's, and beyond. Or... if you are already there and have not been doing something, then it can help you build up your bone density so that you can fight osteoporosis, and maintain muscle mass so that weight loss is easier to maintain.
Strength Training for Women:
Next Strength training class: May 29th 6:00-8:00 PM, and August 8th 6:00-8:00
Dana has been certified as a Personal Trainer by NETA since 2003, equally important she has used strength training in her personal practice for the past 10 years. Her specialty in this area is teaching women how to use free weights in a safe and effective manner, in either a class setting or one on one. If you have a set of weights collecting dust in your closet and recognize the importance of staying strong as you age to maintain your bone density and muscle mass then you should be working out with weights.
Being strong does not mean becoming bulky, but it can mean avoiding the loss of muscle mass, which if diminished can make maintaining your weight more difficult, and the loss of bone density, which can mean a broken bone down the road from osteoporosis. Strength training can also help to release hormones that just make you feel good. Using weights in your home three times a week can help you maintain strength in both your muscles and bones.
Dana will set up a program for you, teach you the program and then you have the choice to be on your own, or to come in once a month to check up on your progress. If you would like to learn more about this, contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before beginning any fitness program be sure that your doctor has given the OK for you to become physically active.