Cardio on its own is awesome, but strength training, coupled with intervals, burns more fat, and in turn you feel better!
Because we are constantly losing lean muscle mass, strength training is especially important as we age.
Here are some benefits of strength training:
Develop stronger bones by increasing bone density, and reduce your risk of osteoporosis.
Improve your quality of life by feeling better. Over time you will notice that everyday activities come easier when you are stronger to tackle them.
Manage your weight and increase your metabolism to burn more calories.
Manage chronic conditions like back pain, obesity, heart disease, and depression.
As you incorporate strength training into your workout routine, muscle mass will increase, and you will slowly notice that you feel stronger, and more in tune with your body. Over time you will likely increase the frequency and intensity of strength training and, with consistency, notice yourself getting in better shape.
Here are some forms of strength training you can find incorporated into our Fitbox classes:
The classic strength training tools
You may have noticed these awesome bands being incorporated into our classes. Tell us all about that burn the next morning!
Push ups, pull ups, burpees, planks, crunches, and squats are only some of the ways in which you are using your own body weight to get stronger
Don’t be afraid to pick up those weights!!