The 2nd in our Fitness Fundamental series and your number 2 fitness priority is STRENGTH.
The bad news first: Your strength WILL decline by up to 40% over time over the age of 40, unless you do something about it… Use it or lose it, folks, it’s that simple.
Now we’ve all had a bad year in 2020, but we aren’t going to dwell on that or drown our sorrows in a sea of booze and food are we? Well… maybe you will but when you’ve got that out of the way do you really want to feel or act your age?
The answer is of course a resounding NO (even if only to the latter). Here’s where we come in…
How strong are you?
Anecdotally you will have an understanding of whether you are strong or not.
1. Can you sit up from lying in bed without having to roll to the side?
2. Can you walk down the stairs with control and without needing to hold the handrail?
3. Can you carry 2 bags of shopping 500m without having to stop?
4. Can you lift a heavy grip-sized bag over head and into a cupboard?
5. Can you open a jar without help?
If you can’t do one or more of the above, you are probably lacking the minimum, adequate functional strength.
The good news is that (in most cases) a loss of strength is completely reversible, and maintenance also is totally doable. 4 days per week of structured activity will help you get to and maintain a good level in all 5 fitness Fundamental categories, including Strength.
How we assess you
We have 15 state of the art, electro-magnetic strength machines capable of testing your maximum peak strength and balances or imbalances between muscle groups or joints, offering movements in every way your body needs to (and some it doesn’t very often). All your performance data is instantly transported into the cloud and the results displayed graphically and engagingly forming a detailed map of your strengths and weaknesses via our new eGYM APP. For good measure, we throw in a bonus grip strength test (actually rather important) using our hand-grip dynamometer.
We certainly know how to give you a good time!
eGYM Fitness App
The App provides all of the information from your Fitness Fundamentals Assessment including a Bio-Age for Strength, Cardio & Metabolism categories. There will be motivation, guidance and actions to take from us. You can also link activity trackers like Apple Health and diet/lifestyle trackers like MyFitnessPal to integrate and help you manage every aspect of your health and fitness journey
Following your assessment, you will be invited to download the App:
It’s simple folks, and not as hard as you might think.