Weight training is an important part of any exercise program however, this week I will be focusing on the benefits that weight training holds for women.
Many of the common issues women face can be addressed thought lifting weights: Body fat, stress, weakness, insomnia, osteoporosis, poor balance, etc.
You really don't need a lot of fancy equipment or expensive gym memberships to train with weights. All you really need are a couple pair of hand weights to get you started. It will most likely take you a couple times to figure out what size weights you should be using for each exercise, but you want to make sure the weight is heavy enough and not too easy. The object is to lift weights heavy enough to build muscle, which in turn will speed up your metabolism and burn more fat. Weight training is a weight bearing activity which with consistency over time (at least six months) you will begin to increase your bone density which helps to prevent osteoporosis. Many women report after weight training they get a better night sleep. It can also be a great stress reliever taking your mind off other things while you are focusing on breathing, proper form, and technique. I have seen the confidence level in many of my women clients improve immensely even after a couple weeks of weight training three times a week.
When it comes to weight loss, or rather, fat loss, there is a lot more to it than just weight training or cardio exercise alone. Women On Weights is now offering unique classes to teach you everything you need to know to get results. Classes are small, to offer more individualized attention. It is actually more like a small group personal training session. You will be given the tools you need to see the results you want.
Over the course of the 10-week session, you will progressively work up to heavier weights and more advanced exercises appropriate for you and your group. You will be given a detailed print out of the exercises done in class to help you along when you are on your own. You will also be given a cardio plan and nutritional guidelines to follow. An individualized sample meal plan will be developed specifically for you to get you started.
Nutrition, is a huge part of getting the results you want. About 80 percent of your results come right from what you are putting into your body. That is why I find it so important to teach my clients about nutrition. We will take measurements along the way to track your progress and you will have unlimited support from me because I want to see you succeed.
Women On Weights is now also offering Weight Management education which is done on an individual basis. Our weight management program will educate you over the course of eight weeks on how to incorporate fitness, wellness, and proper nutrition into your lifestyle. Anyone wishing to sign up for a weight management package before Jan. 1, will also receive one free private personal training session.
Corinna Maggy is the owner of Women On Weights, a health and fitness program developed specifically for women, and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist. Maggy offers private personal training, small group classes, and individual weight management programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The information contained within Health Matters is not a substitute for professional medical examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician before starting an exercise program or beginning any nutritional regimen.