Don’t Fear the Weight Room

 

Some women still fear the weight room.  The existing myth is that women who lift weights will end up with big bulky muscles and look too manly.  Ideas like this are giving resistance training a bad name.  We as trainers have to remember that men and women are physiologically different in the fact that the increase in muscle mass that is acquired by men is due to testosterone.  Yes, women secrete and deliver testosterone just like men do, but at much lower rates and volume.  This allows for women to build tone lean muscle and increase metabolism to enhance weight loss.

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Client Assessments

Builds your clients’ training programs according to their individual needs and goals with the NFPT client screening and assessment process

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Calculating RMR (Without a Lab)

A person’s basal metabolic rate (BMR) and resting metabolic rate (RMR) represent the total amount of energy the body consumes while at rest or asleep. One of the main purposes for determining these rates with respect to fitness is to help calculate a person’s basic caloric needs each day.

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Keys to Successful Aging

One of my favorite quotes, especially now that I am in my early 50’s, goes something like this: “Growing old is mandatory; growing up, however, is optional”. With today’s Baby Boomers comprising nearly 20% of the American population, we need to recognize their presence in a variety of arenas, including the paradigm of wellness and self-care.

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Be Independent from Technology Today!

It’s nice of you to check in but….   Play.Swim.Hike.Bike.Hammock.Lounge.Sleep.Meditate.Run.Walk. Sing.Dance.Pose.Prance.Jazzercise.Yoga.Pilates.Smile.Hug. Thank.Eat.Cook.Create.Read.Journal.Rollerskate.Bounce.Breath. Boat.Sip.Nibble.Dribble.Skip.Hop.Jump.Embrace.Mingle. Be present. Be silly. Be grateful. Enjoy!

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