You’re Never Too Old To Get Stronger
Lifting weights is good for you
There is a very inspiring video making the rounds on social media. It features women in their 70s who have osteoporosis performing a variety of exercises including dead lifts, chin ups, and overhead pressing.
All of the women are part of a study to see how load bearing exercises affect osteoporosis and so far, the results are great. Women in the clip have measurable results and no one is breaking any bones.
Another trait you’ll notice in all the women is the confidence and joy they have. Their health isn’t just improving, the program is empowering them as well! They have learned that they are still strong and powerful people that are capable of more than they thought they were. It’s truly a special thing to see.
Many people that walk into my gym are intimidated by barbells, kettlebells, and squat racks. This is unfortunate because they are tools every person can use. That doesn’t mean you have to lift the heaviest implement on the first day. In fact, I can guarantee you won’t, but there is no reason you can’t lift it someday.
Properly instructed strength training is one of the best things you can do for your health. It improves bone density, reduces the risk of falling and injury, improves coordination and balance, improves hormonal regulation, gives confidence, and makes people happier. I don’t think I’ve ever had a client leave a workout without a huge grin on their face.
It’s never too late to start getting stronger. If you’d like to start lifting weights in a safe and controlled environment, reply to this email or give me a call. The first session is absolutely free. It would be an honor to help you reach your health and fitness goals.