My personal story as to why I started weight training is a short but powerful story.
Through my teenage years I developed an inner rage due largely to things that were occurring in my personal life. As a young male expressing this was very difficult for me the only way was through anger or rage which never was quite appropriate. The difficulty in expressing myself effectively lead to high levels of anxiety, constant agitation and disconnection.
THEN ENTERED WEIGHT TRAINING AND A PASSION FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Even though meditation and yoga are very essential in achieving balance in the mind, body and soul, through the more non-traditional methods such as strength training, you also achieve optimal levels of mental health. Both meditation and strength training answer the need to have down time along with the need to quiet down and look within.
This is especially important because today people absorb more information in one day than a person in the 1400’s absorbed in an entire lifetime. Weight training today helps you stay focused, strong and in control!
We need to view movement as an affirmation of living and a function to maintain health and wellness. We need to change the language we speak to ourselves from “I have to” to “I get to!”
We don’t have to do anything, we have the luxury of choice! Every day we get to choose to give ourselves the greatest reward in life, the gift of strength training!
– Coach Mitch
WHY SHOULD YOU STRENGTH TRAIN?
There are so many benefits behind doing regular strength work, too many to list. Today I thought I would list the obese that I think will benefit you the most.
1. You’ll Feel Better: Not only will you find yourself with more energy and confidence, less stress and anxiety, and a better overall mood, but you’ll actually begin to think better resistance training has been proven to help increase cognitive function
2. Makes You Healthier: If you’re looking for a workout in which you get the biggest bang for your buck, strength training is it. Strength training increases bone density, builds a stronger heart, reduces your resting blood pressure, improves blood flow, halts muscle loss, helps control blood sugar, improves cholesterol levels, and improves your balance and coordination
3. Look Good Naked: Strength training helps you lose body fat in a few different ways. First, it helps you retain the muscle you have while eating a calorie deficit, Second, strength training has a much greater level of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption than aerobic exercise and lastly strength training can help increase your metabolism by speeding up your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). This is because it takes your body more calories to maintain muscle than it does to maintain fat.
Our G.P.T Strength Classes
STRONGMAN (Saturday 8am)- Don’t let the name put you off, this class is full of strong-woman as well. 60minutes of pushing, pulling, squatting, deadlifting, throwing, dragging etc. Think strong, big and power!
PURE STRENGTH (Sunday 8am)- Your Sunday endorphin release. Sweating up a storm whilst getting super strong with a pure strength workout. This is perfect for creating lean muscle which increases your metabolism and is super effective to burn fat from the tougher areas.
With big compound movements your able to utilises more muscle which enhances your fat burning potential.