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The Benefits of Fitness Training

Linda Stultz
Certified Fitness Trainer

I recently celebrated 3 years of helping people improve their health and energy level. So many of my clients tell me how their lives have changed and I would like to share some of their stories with you. It may be just what you need to hear to get you motivated and started on your way to a healthier future.

The first and most repeated benefit of exercise and weight training is energy, energy, energy. Almost every one of my clients expressed an increase in their energy level. Even though most started the exercise and nutrition program to lose weight, they soon realized the other benefits that come with it. One of my ladies who, by the way, says she hates to exercise, has been with me for almost three years. The change she sees the most is that she does not jiggle anymore. She is so pleased she can wear a pair of slacks and does not feel self-conscious about how she looks. Several of my clients tell me they feel firmer and their clothes fit better now. Another client went on a field trip to the zoo and was able to walk all day without having trouble with her legs.

Two people are very pleased they can now get up from a chair without leaning on the table for help. They can also walk up the stairs much easier and are able to get out of their cars without a problem. Sometimes they do things and realize a minute later what they did and how easy it is now. That is a wonderful feeling when you realize that you improved your quality of life. These are things people take for granted until they canít do them any longer.

A man came to improve his overall condition. He is a pilot and must be alert and in top condition at all times. Weight training has not only helped him drop a few pounds, but has sharpened his awareness and his reactions when faced with a split second decision. Your mind must be able to receive, process and react to instructions in record time while at the controls of an airplane. Weight training and exercise keeps his mind, as well as body, in good condition and he has the satisfaction of knowing he is doing something to keep himself in the best health possible.

HDL(good cholesterol) is another positive benefit of exercise. Two of my clients were so pleased when their doctors told them their HDL had improved greatly. The doctors knew they were doing something different because exercise was the only way to improve HDL. High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Arthritis and Diabetes have also improved for some of my clients with exercise. Many doctors tell people to get more exercise, but sometimes donít tell them how, thatís where a trainer can guide you to better health. I have clients that come to improve everything from horseback riding, volleyball and hunting to just being able to keep up with their kids. Everyday activities and sports can be improved with exercise and weight training.

Many people who have had a stroke or heart attack are told by their doctor or rehab facility to continue to exercise. Sometimes they donít feel comfortable exercising on their own. I have some clients who have been through complete cardio rehab and realized the benefit of it. They want to continue to exercise because they know how much better their checkups are and how much better their quality of life is. A regular exercise program, guided by a trainer or on your own, is a health benefit that is priceless.

Clients come to me all the time with stories of success, pride, improved self esteem and overall health. I could write pages of stories, but I would like you to hear your story. If you donít have one, call me and lets get started on an exercise and health success story for you. I have been helping people for three years now. I have an established program and will be there to help you every step of the way. I offer private, personal, one on one training and guidance. So many people just need a little help to get started. If I can be that first step, please call me. My most important goal is to help you improve your health.

When you have good health, the rest of your life follows. Take that first step. You will be so glad you did.

If you have any questions or need help getting started, please call me 717-334-6009, or via e-mail at fitness@emmitsburg.net

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