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Why Get Fit

You are on the path to making some good decisions. The fact that you are on our website reading this page indicates that you are interested in improving your health and gaining all the benefits that goes along with a healthy body. We're proud of you! So we would like to encourage you by providing some of the reasons for continuing along the path to good health, and the benefits you can hope to gain!

Why Cardiovascular Train

  • Decrease:
    • Resting Heart Rate
    • Blood Pressure
  • Increase fat-free mass
  • Decrease body fat percentage
  • Increase in:
    • Blood volume
    • Plasma Volume
    • Red blood cell volume
  • Enhanced insulin sensitivity
  • You are increasing aerobic enzymes in the respiratory system
  • Increasing:
    • Capillary Density
    • Mitochondria Density
    • Myoglobin
    • Glycogen stores
    • Triglyceride stores
    • Oxidative enzymes
    • actate Threshold
  • Cardiovascular training increases VO2max, which is regarded as the single best measure of aerobic fitness

Resistance Training Benefits

  • Increase muscular:
    • Strength
    • Endurance
    • Power

By maintaining and increasing the above, we can augment performance efficiency in cardiovascular exercise.

  • Increase fat-free mass
  • Decrease body fat percentage
  • Increase connective tissue strength
  • Increase bone density/mass
  • Reduces strength decline with age
  • Maintains quality of muscle as you age
  • Increase hypertrophy (increase in muscle fiber size)
  • Can lead to decrease risks for osteoporosis and fractures
  • The greater the bone mass prior to menopause, the less severe the consequences of loss of bone mass

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