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RESISTANCE TRAINING…

Fat loss

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST For decades, people have been visiting their local gym with the notion of either building muscle (by lifting weights), or losing weight (generally via cardio); but for today’s gym goer the benefits reach far beyond this. Delve deep into the community of your local gym and you will find the motivation/s to lift weights can vary widely. Many potential gym goers are turned off visiting their local gym, not because they don’t want to take action and do something positive for themselves, but through fear of standing out. Once they get past that stigma and take their first step, they find there are many people similar to them and that their fear was unfounded. SUCCESS STORIES The success stories are endless where people’s lives have been improved or transformed by lifting weights — and in many cases, weight loss wasn’t the major goal. Our personal success stories include: • A Parkinson’s sufferer who credits the gym for saving his life. • Multiple mums from 30 to 60 years of age, who all have autoimmune disorders — such as Lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis — and whose quality of life has increased tenfold. All credit weight training as an integral part of the puzzle. • Helping sufferers of depression and diabetics. THE BENEFITS OF WEIGHT TRAINING There is a long list of reasons as to why you should include strength training in your program: • Not only does strength training increase your physical work capacity, it also improves your ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). You will be able to work harder and longer with the proper weight training activities.

• It improves bone density. One of the best ways you can control bone loss as you age is to add strength training into your workout plan.

• It promotes fat-free body mass with decreasing sarcopenia. The lean muscle mass that we all work so hard for decreases with age. If we don’t add strength training to our routine, then it will turn into fat. • It Increases the strength of connective tissue, muscles, and tendons. This leads to improved motor performance and decreased injury risk. • It improves your quality of life as you gain body confidence. Strength training will not only make you strong, but also help with managing your weight. •  Burning more calories throughout the day. Your body works harder to maintain muscle over fat. Strength training can boost your metabolism so you burn more calories throughout the day. • Lower diabetes risk. • Helps to fight depression.

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CameronLeth, Perspective Training

A lifelong passion for sports and sports coaching has helped shape Cameron’s passion for helping others into a career. Cameron takes a particular interest in helping those with autoimmune disorders live a better quality of life after helping his wife, Trish, improve her life tenfold after being diagnosed with Lupus. Cameron, a Level 1 Coach with the Australian Strength and Condition Association, believes that a strong foundation is the key to success and achieving results for everyone from mum’s working on their fitness through to individuals training for MMA.

You’ve tried it alone, now try what has been statistically proven to get RESULTS. Change your perspective, change your results, change your life. Athletic Development – Performance Coaching – Strength & Conditioning – Personal Training Services

Find us at Plus Fitness Gym, 1/1 Nicklin Way Minyama, Sunshine Coast www.perspectivetraining.com.au Perspective Training

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