No matter one’s age or current fitness level, one should never feel as though they’re “too old” or “too out of shape” to derive the benefits of following a sensible exercise program. Throughout our lifetimes – and especially in our golden years – we need to prioritize maintaining as much of our physical vitality as possible. That means cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility.
Depending on your fitness level and lifestyle, PYC’s Certified Personal Trainers will be able to devise a program that’s designed specifically for you.
Your personal trainer will also be attuned to any preexisting injuries and/or medical conditions you may have – and modify your workouts accordingly. Strength training should be done cautiously – but must be performed regularly. That’s because, as we age, if we don’t do strength-training movements regularly, we lose vital muscle mass – up to 15 percent per decade after the age of 50.
However, don’t be intimidated by the idea of “strength training.” PYC Personal trainers are adept at helping you accomplish what you need to with light hand weights, bands and Pilates Apparatus equipment that’s designed for folks who aren’t experienced weightlifters. You will also focus on flexibility training to compliment your strength training program and work out any discomfort you may feel in your body from the effects of aging.
Maintaining both your upper and lower body strength is what will enable you to perform the tasks of daily life pain free– carrying groceries; negotiating stairs and curbs; taking care of household chores, etc.
What’s more, as your fitness improves – and trust us, it will improve! – you’ll become an even more active, vibrant version of yourself!