Strength Training Programs for Busy People
We know you don’t want to spend all day in the gym. Because then… you’d be us!
But, you don’t have to quit your day job to get stronger and realize the many health benefits from strength training.
Our highly qualified personal trainers provide strength training programming for busy people who are looking for an efficient workout routine to fit into their jam-packed schedules.
Use it or Lose it
Inactive adults experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass every 10 years, accompanied by an increase in fat accumulation and a decrease in resting metabolic rate.
Not only do these losses impact the way we look and how we feel but, they also impact our level of functional independence as we get older.
Strength Training is Medicine
By incorporating 2 to 3 sessions of strength training per week into your life, you’ll see benefits such as:
- increased muscle mass
- increased metabolism
- increased fat loss
- improved physical performance
- improved cardiovascular health
- improved insulin sensitivity
- increased bone density
- improved movement control
- improved cognition
- higher self-esteem
- faster walking speed (older adults)
- increased functional independence (older adults)
Are you getting your prescribed dose?
Only 2 in 10 adults meet the daily recommended levels of physical activity each day (Public Health Agency of Canada)
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines state that adults aged 18-64 should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week in addition to muscle and bone strengthening activities (i.e., strength training!) using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week. (CSEP Guidelines, 2019).
Since, it’s unlikely that those of us with desk jobs will be quitting those jobs any time soon, we need to become more comfortable incorporating strength training into our lives in order to stay healthy.
We Can Help
Whether you’re an elite athlete or have minimal gym experience, age 35 or 65, we can help you get comfortable, safe and efficient in the gym.
Our staff are credible, highly experienced Strength and Conditioning Specialists backed by the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). We’re also Certified Exercise Physiologists with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
We’re passionate about strength training for our own health and we’ve been featured in publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and Oxygen Magazine providing expert advice on strength training.
What You’ll Learn
This is not about bodybuilding and getting all muscle-y. (But, we know how to help you with that too!)
By learning compound movements that use all your major muscle groups such as squats, deadlifts, pull downs, and rows, you’ll get stronger, healthier, and more resilient to what life throws at you.
For even more info on strength training, check out some of our online publications:
1. 4 Weightlifting Tips to Master by Jon-Erik Kawamoto – Men’s Journal
2. 5 Ways to Amp Up Muscle Growth by Jon-Erik Kawamoto – Muscle & Fitness
3. 3 Ways to Spice Up the Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat by Jon-Erik Kawamoto & Thomas King – Bodybuilding.com
4. 4 Weeks to Your Best Butt by Jon-Erik Kawamoto – Oxygen magazine