Did you know that as you get older, your muscle mass naturally diminishes? Weight-lifting, also called weight training or strength training, is beneficial to a healthy lifestyle in more ways than just gaining a “buff” physique.
So why weight train? Weight training helps keep body fat at bay by replacing it with lean muscle mass, and is beneficial to both men and women by contributing to overall health and fitness.
Other benefits include:
● Increased stamina - weight training makes you stronger, which in turn takes longer for your body to feel fatigued.
● Stronger bones - weight training isn’t just good for your muscles. It’s good for your bones, too! Lifting weights increases bone density, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
● Boosted mood and sharpened focus - Like most forms of physical exercise, lifting weights increases endorphins, a natural mood-boosting chemical. Some research also suggests lifting weights helps sharpen focus and attention in adults.
● Toned Physique - Weight-lifting keeps your body performing like a well-oiled machine, with the added perk of looking great, too!
At Five Star Fitness, we have a weight room to accommodate all experience levels. We offer two full sets of Olympic dumbbells ranging from 5 to 125 pounds. We also have squat racks and flat, incline, and decline benches for bench pressing weights all the way up to 100 pounds. We are fully equipped with all the classic weight training tools to build your better body!
If you are new to weight-lifting, rusty, or perhaps just looking for additional motivation, we also offer regular strength training classes here at Five Star Fitness. You can check our website for a schedule of upcoming classes, or see if your workout could benefit with the help of a personal trainer (new gym members qualify for one free session with a personal trainer!). Visit our website or stop on by our state-of-the-art facility located behind the Louis Joliet Mall and give your body the Five Star treatment!