Fitness Over 40 | Personal Trainer in Buffalo, NY

Personal fitness training for people over 40
who want to train at home to get fit and stay fit for life!

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Working out at a gym doesn't work for everybody. (Statistically, most gym memberships go unused.) But there's a great alternative: train at home! You don't need a ton (literally) of equipment.

Basement Gym
How many pieces of equipment are here? How many cats?

There are some challenges to training at home, in particular:

  • Knowing what to do and how to do it
  • Getting going and sticking with it

StrongFast Fitness can help with 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

StrongFast uses two-week custom training blocks called "Blitzes" and a propietary online system for programs, feedback, tracking, and more.

How do I know this system 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.

Click here to find out how to get started

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:

  • Stoop/kneel
  • Reach overhead
  • Write
  • Walk 2-3 blocks
  • Lift 10 lb.
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In fact, 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 your quality of life.

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

Call or text 716.425.3739 today!


StrongFast Planet: Recent Posts

 

Exercise at Home

Home fitness isn’t new. Although gyms (or something like them) have been around more than 3000 years, they’ve never been accessible (or desirable) to everyone. In the modern media age, Jack LaLanne was bringing fitness into the home via television starting in the 1950s. More recently, endless infomercials have touted … Continue reading

Doorway Pullups

This one isn’t part of my home setup but was a 2019 Christmas gift for use where I stay on the west coast. The basic design has been around a long time and is a clever use of physics to distribute the weight into the horizontal bar putting much less … Continue reading

Nutrition Advice: Exercise

An interesting article from the “Food, We Need To Talk” podcast. https://www.wbur.org/foodtalk/2019/12/27/food-podcast-resistance-strength-training The podcast’s co-host asked every eating expert she interviewed the same question: “If you could tell people to change only one thing that would have the biggest impact on their health for the rest of their lives, what … Continue reading

De-ice

I’ve been reading about this for years but here’s a nice summary: https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a29710918/icing-sore-muscles/ Bottom line: despite the old RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) standard treatment for inflammation and injury, it seems icing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. This might make ice factory workers very angry. (Warning: video contains … Continue reading

Granola Isn’t Dessert

Granola is generally considered a “healthy” food…and it can be! I like to have granola with yogurt (Siggi’s plain 4%) and blueberries for breakfast. I usually get my granola from the local co-op bulk section. The first thing I look for is the ingredients list to see how much sugar … Continue reading

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