Weight training is just as important as cardiovascular training to ensure you get results and achieve that lean, toned, perfect body.
Cardio may lose you the fat, but it is weight training that will build you the muscle. It will also increase your basal metabolic rate so you burn more calories at rest.
A balanced fitness program will include a weight training component alongside your cardio and flexibility.
- Strength and endurance assessments when you first start
- Personalized weight training program tailored to your unique needs
- Exercises and modifications that make you feel successful (not everyone can do pull-ups!)
- Workouts that change things up so you don’t get bored
- Workouts that you get to keep so you can keep active on your own
Weight training FAQs
What if I want to focus on cardio?
We certainly can! It all depends on what your goals are. Weight loss generally involves more cardio, while toning usually involves more weights. We will work together to find the perfect balance of cardio and strength training to get you closer and closer to your goals.
But won’t I bulk up if I do weights?
Actually you won’t! Females lack the one crucial element needed to truly bulk up, and that is the male hormone testosterone. What you will achieve is a more toned physique and an increase in your overall strength. When you do weights you become less prone to injury, because you learn how to go through the moves safely and effectively.
Your body is also forced to recruit more muscle fibers, which will actually improve your cardio performance. So there is no need to be afraid of picking up that weight.