Personal fitness training for people over 40 who want to train at home to get fit and stay fit for life!
Hi, I’m Gary and I’ve been helping people train for longer than I'd care to say, initially with a focus on martial arts but transitioning to pure fitness (although I still run a sort of kickboxing class when I can).
StrongFast Fitness gives you personal training and coaching for you to use at home including:
- Fully individualized training programs
- Online progress entry and monitoring
- Daily monitoring and feedback
- Online personal support system—not automated messages!
- Video chats available
- Training/coaching sessions…your place or ours!
- Assistance with setting up your home fitness area
How do I know it works? I use it myself! Yes, all of my training is done using Blitzes and recorded in blitzometer. And almost all of my training is done at home.
Invest in a healthy future: Get stronger now!
Age-related strength and muscle loss (sarcopenia) isn’t just a possibility…if you’re over 40, it’s probably already started. Do any of these sound familiar?
- Grunting and groaning when standing/sitting or other everyday exertions?
- Harder to climb stairs? (Do you need to hold the handrails more?)
- Harder to open jars? (Grip strength is often the first ability to decline.)
- Walking more slowly and/or carefully?
- No longer doing physical activities you used to enjoy?
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, for Medicare enrollees age 65-74 more than 12% of men and 21% of women are unable to perform at least one of these physical functions:
If you're well under 65, you might be wondering what this has to do with you. Getting stronger now doesn't only help you now (in many ways), it also builds a strength base that will help you as you get older.
You’ve probably already seen the effects of aging on older loved ones: difficulty standing, walking, lifting, reaching, etc. These are all very basic physical functions. At StrongFast Fitness, we specialize in helping people who want more out of life.
- Running and jumping and dancing and playing
- Hiking and climbing and biking and skiing
- Lifting TVs, air conditioners, or other heavy objects
- Carrying bags of groceries
- Moving furniture
Getting It Done
So what exactly is “strength training”? Any exercise intended to make you stronger with resistance. Resistance can come from bodyweight (push-ups, yoga, pilates), or external loads (barbells, kettlebells, resistance bands). Progressive resistance provides the most strength-building potential. When using bodyweight, progressions consist of doing harder variations of exercises. When using external loads, you can use exercise progressions as well or just simply increase the load.
At StrongFast Fitness, we support using various forms of resistance training including bodyweight, various weights (barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells), and resistance bands depending on your needs, preferences, and available equipment. (Note that lifting weights does not automatically make you “bulky” — especially if you’re female. It takes lots of specialized work and dietary changes to build big muscles without drugs.)
We also include aerobic exercise in our training programs with a focus on ambulation (walking and running). In the statistics cited above regarding loss of functional abilities in people over 65, note the most commonly failed measure is the ability to walk just two or three blocks. Being able to get around quickly and safely on foot is an ability we often take for granted but is a critical factor in quality of life.
StrongFast Fitness Can Help
If you have a gym membership or any home equipment (you don't need much to get started), StrongFast Blended Fitness combines in-person training sessions with online training and support to help you get the results you want on your own schedule.
For over-40 folks in the Buffalo, NY area, we recommend you take the Strength Retention Screen (SRS) to check your current strength and ambulation speed levels for your age. It’s free and takes less than 30 minutes including prep time. It’s not hard—you shouldn’t even break a sweat—but it can provide early indications on areas of weakness before they become real problems.
Call or text 716.425.3739 today!
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