Now’s The Time To Get Strong
The benefits of strength training are tremendous, and the long term and short term effects are worth their weight in gold. Here’s what happens when you start focussing on strength training:
- Your workouts get easier and more enjoyable as your strength increases.
- Your confidence both inside and outside of the gym will likely get a bump in the right direction!
- You’ll increase your tendon and ligament strength which helps decrease your risk of injury.
- You’ll increase your bone density and muscle tissue. (One of the best ways to maintain healthy bone density as you age is to regularly train strength.)
- If you’re a competitor, focussed strength will not only give you an edge, but also help you stave off injury.
- You’ll find that everyday, normal activities get so much easier the stronger you get.
Can we talk about that last one for a second, the one about how normal, daily activities get so much easier as strength increases? This is a HUGE benefit. Suddenly, things like playing with your kids, bringing groceries inside, or going hiking on vacation feel, well, effortless. And when daily life gets easier, your outlook gets brighter. So if you thought that working on strength was just for folks who wanted to get big, bulky biceps, think again! Focused strength training is for everyone.
Functional Fitness + Strength Training = Success
Functional Fitness, whether done in a group setting or one-on-one, is the best way we know of to get you results. Add our Strength Program to one of our Functional Fitness Program and you’ve got one heck of a power couple!
In our Functional Fitness Program, you’ll get a blend of cardiovascular endurance training, strength training, and body weight training. It’s an integrated, comprehensive program designed to hit all of the physical skills of fitness. Conversely, in our Strength Training Program, you’ll spend the full hour working exclusively on strength. This focus allows you the necessary time to build muscle and reap all the rewards of pure strength training.
Depending on your goals, you’ll add one, two, or three days of strength training to your current schedule. Think of this as an option on the à la carte menu at your favorite steakhouse– it’s not a necessary addition to enjoy your meal, but WOW it does make it so much better!
Who Is This For?
Our Strength Program is designed for anyone who has a goal of increasing overall strength. There are no prerequisites for joining the Strength Program, and all levels, including beginners, are welcome.
Remember that the Strength Program is a supplementary program designed to be an add-on to our group classes or to personal training. Add this program to your regular schedule and watch the strength gains come rolling in!
Get Strong… Stay Strong
It’s a FACT! Strength training will strengthen your body, heart and mind. It will increase your chances of living a higher quality and longer life. Putting your body and mind through the consistent strengthening process will prepare you to overcome stressful or physically demanding situations when they do arise in your life.
I've been training with Mark for nearly four years now - I'm the strongest and fittest I've ever been and now more than ever I'm motivated to keep challenging myself. Mark puts a great focus on technique, he teaches you what will cause injury and he never pushes you beyond your real limits - removing the fear of injury. I like that he does the hard yards with you - he doesn't suggest a challenge and leave you to it. He's alongside you the 10kms, or waste deep in mud or giving you a leg up. I literally don't know what I would do without him.
I've been with Mark over 4 years. During that time he has helped me recover from several injuries. - one of which had been ongoing for over 3 years. He then worked on mobility and strength exercises which turned this often injured muscle group into a strength of mine. Mark balances a unique understanding of the body with a plethora of exercises to meet your fitness goals, reduce injury risks and build strength, stamina and muscle.
Mark as a trainer is not only helpful and supportive but also an educator. You learn about how to train yourself and more importantly why you are doing the exercise. 2 months in and I actually look forward to training. Feeling fitter, more on point and just all round better for it.