One of my biggest obstacles in helping people achieve their weight loss goals is their reluctance to lift weights. Many people, mostly women, think if they aren’t slaving away on a treadmill or elliptical machine for an hour every day they are not going to lose any weight. This is simply not true. In fact next time you are at the gym look around and observe what people are doing. Some are on the same cardio machine for 45 minutes, others are only lifting weights and yet others are doing a combination of both. Now, tell me which group of people looks the most healthy, toned and in the best overall good shape? Without a doubt it is those doing a combination of cardio and weight training.

The benefits of adding strength training to your gym time is invaluable. Here are my top 9 reasons to start strength training today!

Strength Training

1. increases your energy levels

2. improves your posture

3. increases your energy

4. helps build your bones

5. reduces stress

6. firms your soft spots

7. increases your metabolism

8. improves self confidence

and my favorite

9. you can kick someone’s butt if you have to!!

If you need some help learning proper form and the best exercises for your body, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at or call me at 413-579-1767!