As we reach our 40’s the likelihood that we will have some challenges with our health or specific body part increases significantly. It may be in the form of a chronic condition such as diabetes or arthritis or it may come under the heading of a biomechanical problem, for example back pain or joint problems. By the time we are 50, any damage and/or poor management of our body in the past starts to manifest. It is important to excercise at all ages but from our 40’s onwards it becomes essential to introduce a specific program and adhere to it diligently.
From our early 40s, our muscle mass is slowly being eroded and in our later years the process escalates unless we introduce special measures to reduce the loss. At no other time in our life is it more important to introduce progressive resistance exercise, or weight training, along with a balanced program including stretching and cardiovascular exercises.
Weight training does not mean lifting huge weights with the aim of bulking up. It means doing what you are capable of, and progressively increasing as your body becomes stronger. This means you should seek help from an expert with what weights you should be doing and how often, and when you should increase what you are doing.
Our small team of trainers specialising in exercise for mature age participants will design a program specific to your needs and ensure you start out the right way. And, there’s no additonal cost for your initial program. When you become a member of Peninsula Fitness we include this for you.