Fitness for Women: Get Moving!

Posted by Angie Quehl on Jan 4, 2012 10:00:00 AM

Exercise is the key to vitality!

Thinking about how to begin a fitness routine? The good news is no matter your age, your health, or your fitness level—you can benefit from moving more. Whether you are generally healthy, are managing an illness, or simply beginning to notice the effects of time, there are big and small ways to get more active and boost your fitness level.Exercise tips for women move more

Leading an active lifestyle is more important than ever...

The truth is that you can’t afford not to get moving. Exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, and healthy. No matter your age or your current physical condition, you can benefit from exercise. And not only is exercise good for your body—it’s good for your mind, mood, and memory.

The 1st building block of  fitness:  Cardio endurance exercise

  • Uses large muscle groups in rhythmic motions over a period of time. This type of exercise increases your body’s ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues, improves the strength and vitality of your heart and lungs as well as burns excess body fat.

The 2nd building block of  fitness: Strength training

  • Builds up muscle with repetitive motion using weight or external resistance.  Helps prevent loss of bone mass, builds muscle, and improves balance—both important in staying active..

The 3rd building block of fitness: Flexibility

  • Challenges the joint’s ability to move freely through a full range of motion.  This helps the body stay limber and increases the range of movement for ordinary physical activities.

The 4th building block of fitness: Balance

  • Maintains standing and stability under a variety of conditions.  These exercises improve balance and posture.

So as you can see there four areas that are critical to becoming and remaining a healthy, vibrant woman well into your golden years. The first step is always the hardest sometimes, but you don't have to do it alone.  

Now that we have closed the book on 2011, a have begun anew in 2012, our best advice on fitness for women is very simply put...Get Moving!

We're Here to Help...

We know that starting an exercise routine or getting back into the routine can be a daunting task. We have lots of solutions that can help you shape your fitness path for 2012. Be it starting to attend a new group exercise class for women, instituting the help of a personal trainer, having a few days to try out a new center, or just to ask a question, we have a bevy of trained professionals on staff who would be happy to assist you. Click one of these links for more information or just drop it in the comment box below and we will get back to you ASAP!






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