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Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV IMG_0768 Why Seniors Over 65 Should be Lifting Weights

Why Seniors Over 65 Should be Lifting Weights

The idea of your grandparents lifting weights may be humorous, but the benefits can’t be denied. Resistance training is important at any age, but particularly so for seniors. In fact, seniors over the age of 65 should be lifting weights to benefit both their body and mind. Here’s why. Lifting Weights to Benefit the Body […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV IMG_0768 Three Reasons to Start Lifting Weights Today

Three Reasons to Start Lifting Weights Today

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that you need a base level of fitness to begin weight lifting, or that it’s too challenging at your age. Regular strength training builds more than just muscle. It strengthens your bones, improves your balance, helps you enjoy better sleep, and makes you feel better. And those benefits apply […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-training-reno-soreness-after-workout Why Are My Muscles Tight?

Why Are My Muscles Tight?

It’s not uncommon to experience muscle tightness in the day or two following a good workout. But even spending the day flopped on the sofa or at your desk can lead to tight muscles. So what’s going on? Here’s why your muscles are tight. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) The pain and stiffness you feel in […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-training-reno-seniors-lift-weights Here's Why Seniors Should Lift Weights

Here’s Why Seniors Should Lift Weights

Lifting weights offers a number of benefits, and that’s true even (and especially) for people over the age of 65. But the perks aren’t limited to a stronger physique – the mental advantages of consistent weight training are equally important. Here’s why seniors should lift weights. Physical Benefits It’s a medical fact that muscle tone […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV IMG-6239 Why Exercise is the Real Secret to Staying Young

Why Exercise is the Real Secret to Staying Young

The real secret to staying young and healthy? Exercise! A 2018 study in the UK compared a group of older adults who had spent the majority of their lives staying active to a second group who didn’t exercise regularly, with impressive findings. From the Study The study was a health assessment of older adults to determine […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-personal-training-reno-sore-muscles-e1524595430832 How Intense Should Workouts Really Be?

How Intense Should Workouts Really Be?

The idea that every workout should be extreme or punishing is pervasive, and aggressive marketing campaigns from fitness companies and gyms are largely to blame. But how intense should workouts really be? That really depends on your personal health and fitness goals. The Science on Workout Intensity At Framework Personal Training in Reno, we specialize […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-training-reno-exercise-boost-immunity 3 Kinds of Exercise to Boost the Immune System

3 Kinds of Exercise to Boost the Immune System

A healthy immune system is important all the time, but some people are paying more attention to protecting theirs these days. It makes sense, and it’s easier than you think. Exercise has been proven to boost the immune system, helping it more efficiently target harmful pathogens. As we get older, the importance of exercise only […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-training-reno-exercise-mental-health Researchers Confirm the Link Between Fitness and Mental Health

Researchers Confirm the Link Between Fitness and Mental Health

While there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence about the link between physical health and mental health, a big study has just confirmed what we already knew. More than 150,000 participants underwent tests to measure their fitness and assess their anxiety and depression with standard clinical questionnaires between August 2009 and December 2010. Seven years later, the same […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-personal-training-reno-strength-training-for-seniors-e1527624131738 How Much Exercise Does a Senior Need to Stay Healthy?

How Much Exercise Does a Senior Need to Stay Healthy?

Framework Personal Training, a private gym on Lakeside Drive in Reno, understands the many benefits of fitness, particularly for older adults. In fact, we specialize in senior fitness, which means we create personalized workout programs designed to improve our clients’ health while accommodating for any existing conditions or limitations. A common question relates to frequency – how much […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-personal-training-reno-senior-citizen-fitness Should Seniors Really Lift Weights?

Should Seniors Really Lift Weights?

Lifting weights may seem like a younger person’s activity, but there are benefits to weight training at any age. In fact, building muscle becomes even more important as we move into later stages of life. But don’t take our word for it – just ask the American College of Sports Medicine, which recommends weight training for people […]