Fitness and Women this New Year at Custom Health and Fitness Many women enter gyms wanting to lose weight, tone up and be fit, yet they think the way to do it is by spending lots of time on an elliptical trainer, treadmill, stationary bike, and or stair climber. While it’s true that we all need cardio to burn calories, sweat out our toxins, keep our hearts healthy and get our dose of endorphins to just plain feel great, cardio should not be the only component of our ! $50 enrollment fee applies JANUARY / F E B R UARY 2 0 1 4 47 ONLY $39.99 A MONTH! Affordable, high-quality service for all levels of fitness 520 California Blvd., #12 • NAPA • 707.224.2300 www.customhealth-tness.com exercise regimen. (Unless your doctor has given you order stating otherwise.) Strength training in the form of lifting weights and body weight exercises has more benefits that you may think, including weight loss and strengthening of the bones. Not only do you burn calories during your workout, but your body continues burning calories long after your workout is over! How great is that!! advertorial feat ure Two Myths About Women and Strength Training 1. I don’t want to bulk up and risk looking “big” Lifting weights will NOT make you bulk up. Lifting weights and keeping the reps high and a good pace throughout the workout will build long, lean, nicelooking muscles and a healthy body—and make you feel great! “Bulking up” has more to do with what you eat than how you work out. 2. I just want to be toned! Can’t I just do cardio? Cardio will only get you so far. Cardio keeps your heart healthy and starts the fat burning process. Having that summer body look all year round and seeing those abs and nice leg lines will require some light weight and strength training.
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