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Be honest, do the words STRENGTH TRAINING make you think of heavy dumbbells and big beefy weight lifters? Its a pretty common misconception that that is what strength training is all about, however this is not the case at all.  While some people train with those specific goals in mind, the effects of strength training are very specific to the style used and the goals of the person doing it. Also, while it is common for men to gain more muscle mass when training, women have much lower levels of testosterone, the hormone needed to build large muscle mass.

What is strength training? Strength or resistance training is a type of physical exercise that uses resistance to induce a muscular contraction to help develop endurance, tone and power of one’s muscle fibers. The resistance used can come in many forms including weights, bands or even just one’s own body weight.

Strength training is such an essential key to keeping our body running well and feeling great that it is one we should all be including in our weekly routines. The long list of benefits includes helping you:

-Maintain strong bones: By increasing the demand on your bones, it helps improve bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis
-Maintain a healthy  weight: By improving the ratio of muscle to body fat, not only will you see more muscle tone and definition but you will achieve a healthy weight and burn more calories when you exercise
-Disease prevention: Strength training can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, including back pain, arthritis, obesity, heart disease and diabetes
-Improve coordination, balance and posture: By stimulating your muscles and tissues, strength training helps enhance muscular agility and bodily awareness to help you
-Boost mood and energy levels, manage stress: Strength training has been shown to be a great anti-depressant, to help you sleep better and to improve overall quality of life.

With so many positives attributes strength training is a valuable addition to your weekly wellness routine. Thankfully here at Body Alive Yoga we have a great class to help you do this! Tone &Tighten is an innovative class that combines strength training, core work and Yoga stretches to give you a well rounded and effective workout that targets every muscle group in your body. This class will help you develop long, lean muscles, improve full body flexibility, all while getting a cardiovascular workout to keep your heart strong and healthy too!!

Tone & Tighten is offered every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30-8:30am, Fridays classes use resistance bands to add variety to your workout and gently increase the intensity of your workout to enhance the results you get.

Come check out a class, you are sure to love it!!!

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