Strength-training is the fastest, safest, and most effective way to shape up! Since 1984, Body Sculpting by Exterior Designs, Inc.® has preached and practiced this philosophy. Today, this opinion is commonly shared by most fitness and medical professionals as well. All of our classes are designed to help participants gain strength, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular endurance, tone and tighten muscles, and lose weight and inches with safe and effective exercises which can be modified and adapted for all fitness levels.
Further, strength-training exercises are the most efficient way of increasing lean muscle mass. It has been determined that around the age of 20, one-half pound of muscle will be lost each year unless some sort of resistance weight training, or other form of strength training, is incorporated into your exercise routine. Over a period of time, the result of this muscle loss can be devastating and also result in unwanted weight gain. Our Body Sculpting programs will also help to increase cardiovascular fitness. Body Sculpting is not only a shaping workout for your body, but a cardiovascular workout for your heart and a strengthening workout for your bones.
In addition, studies have shown weight training to be safe and effective even for the majority of the senior population! Muscles respond immediately to resistance training and everyone, regardless of age, has the capacity to increase and improve their strength and flexibility. Our classes are also helpful in the prevention of the development of osteoporosis, regardless of age. Osteoporosis is a bone-crippling disease we are all subject to - especially women. This disease involves the loss of bone density which happens to us as we age. The musculoskeletal system -- the foundation of the body -- slowly becomes weak and brittle. The result is the loss of functional capacity and independence. Research shows that regular strength training, or some other form of weight bearing activity, can increase and maintain bone density thereby reducing a one's risk of developing osteoporosis.
There is no excuse to not get started at any age! However, as in any physical fitness program, we recommend that you consult with your physician before starting this or any other exercise program.