Currently over 66% of the American adult population is overweight and
1/3 of those are obese. Over 8 Million children and adolescents are overweight.
Over the last 20 years, the rates for overweight adolescents have tripled.
When we think about losing weight, we often think: Cardio & Diet....The truth is that strength training does a lot for you. It adds much needed
muscle tissue, burns calories and may even help our blood sugar from spiking
which helps prevent us from binge eating. Unless you do something to stop it, your body loses about a half pound
of muscle each year after age 25. Since
muscle is your biggest calorie burner, it's like taking your foot off the gas
pedal of your metabolism. That metabolic slowdown can lead to a creeping
weight gain of 1-2 pounds per year, or 45 pounds of fat between the ages of 20
& 50 for the average American. So you can see how important strength training is in your overall fitness!
There are no secrets or overnight fixes when it comes to
weight loss. Successful weight loss and weight maintenance requires an
integrated program of exercise, sound nutrition and healthy lifestyle
habits. It can be hard work but we are here to help you.