Why Strength Training 101?

We continue to offer this class and many people often ask us, why? It’s because we’ve had so much success with training people over 50 and many of them were intimidated and unsure what strength and conditioning was. They were nervous about potential injuries and hated going to “gyms.”

Strength training can be scary. It’s often associated with big weights and bulky muscles. That doesn’t have to be the case. At GAIN, we think getting stronger is important for life. It’s important for confidence, independence and resilience.

Why have we had so much success training this population?

There’s no ego here. You don’t have to do anything you aren’t comfortable with or ready for. We meet you where you’re at and guide you along in a noncompetitive environment. Working out isn’t about who is the best, it’s about developing yourself and that’s what we teach. Reasonable, sustainable and individualized fitness.

After seeing the success our clients were having after 2 years, it was a no brainer to create a 4-week introductory course. We go over the basics of warming up, creating tension and stability while moving, teach our fundamental movement patterns, mobility work, interval based conditioning and cool down.

After the 4 weeks you’ll have the confidence to add what you learned into your current training plan or you can progress by starting a customized program at GAIN. We all know that strength training is good for our bones, muscles, brains and our overall well-being. You don’t know stress relief until you’ve slammed a medicine ball into the ground!

Our bodies are complex. Figuring out how to train properly is no easy task. Instead of risking injury by doing it on your own, let us help guide the way in a sustainable way.

You can find out more about Strength Training 101and the GAIN community by emailing or calling Justin at 603-686-6002 or Justin@gainsc.com

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Why Strength Training 101?

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