From the third decade of life on, muscles start to lose mass and function. This is called age-related sarcopenia and it affects even both men and women. The symptoms of sacropenia include measureable drops in muscle strength and overall activity tolerance or stamina. Strength training is the only proven method to combat saropenia, and can even prevent it. In addition to their necessity for function, muscles are the biggest metabolizers in the body. This means they contribute most to burning calories 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Being as strong as you can means you will not only find it easier to go about the tasks of your day, but will also maintain a healthy body composition, improve joint function, and improve bone density.
Our strength program is a research based high-intensity protocol that clients perform under direct supervision on a state-of-the-art ARX (Adaptive Resistance Exercise) Alpha machine. The ARX Alpha is a computer-interfaced strength machine that records key metrics of your exercise session in real-time. This includes torque production, intensity, work done, and time elapsed. You will be able to compare your results with previous sessions to track your progress. You will work every major muscle group efficiently in about 20 minutes. And, studies show you will make strength gains by only performing this program once per week. In addition to the strength program, we offer the value added service of a self-directed high intensity cardiovascular program using our equipment at no additional cost.