Get Fit & Stay Fit
Want to get fit and increase your energy?
The great news is that getting fit does not require hours and hours of strenuous exercise. Just thirty minutes of light aerobic exercise, 2 to 3 times a week, and you will be enjoying all the benefits of a fitter and healthier lifestyle.
Our customized get fit programs are built around your current fitness to ensure you are exercising at just the right level. Decades of research shows that even after just a few weeks of regular aerobic exercise you will see dramatic improvements in your fitness levels. Start now and within a few shorts weeks you should start to see and feel the improvements. Here’s just a few of the benefits you enjoy when you start getting fit.
- A stronger and healthier heart
- Increased stamina
- Healthier blood pressure
- More energy
- Lower cholesterol
- More restful sleep
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Being able to run up the stairs without getting out of breath.
Your Personal “Fitness Plan”
Your “fitness plan” is the key to your success. We will work with you to develop a plan that fits you, that is inspiring, and that is sustainable. Your plan can be as simple or as in-depth as you choose. At the core of every fitness plan will be your goal(s). Without goals you are surely to fail. If you don’t know where you are headed, how can you get there? If you fail to plan, you plan to fail (okay, enough of the cliché’s). Seriously, your goal is the single most important aspect to your plan. Our fitness experts will guide you through the process but options to include in your plan is a regular body-fat measurement, prescribed exercise routines, recommended equipment to use, and even other add-on’s like our facility wide adopted MyZone belts.
Enjoy More “Fitness” Than Ever Before
MTA Sports Center offers endless choices for getting FIT: walk, run, cycle, step, climb, spin – or join in any of our 70+ weekly fitness classes. Most of our classes are even FREE with membership, ALL designed to quickly get you fit and healthy. And remember, being fit doesn’t just mean being able to run a marathon. What being FIT for you might mean is that you just kick a ball in the back yard with the kids, or run upstairs, or hike our beautiful state. Whatever your fitness goals, we are here to help!
We will work with you to develop a plan that fits you. Our trainers ensure that you get the best advice possible.
Want to build strength? The good news is strength training is one of the most essential components of keeping fit and healthy. When you build strength, not only does your appearance improve, but your overall physical and mental health improves too.
Flexibility is the range of movement available at a joint and is probably the most important component of fitness. A lack of flexibility can severely affect almost every part of life – especially as you get OLDER.
Your Personal ‘Tone Up’ Plan
We can help you get…
- stronger abs
- Flatter tummy
- Narrower waistline
- Increased muscle definition
At MTA Sports Center we make it easy for you to get the body-shaping results you want. On your first day, you’re assigned a dedicated fitness expert who will design a personalized body-toning program just for you. Your program will include everything you need to see fast results – to quickly strengthen, firm, and tone your body from head to toe.
We make sure you never have to worry how our ‘body-sculpting’ machines or equipment work. From your first visit your fitness expert will go through everything to ensure you are exercising correctly. Your fitness expert will also ensure you are training at the right level to ensure maximum toning in the quickest possible time.
Incorporating strength training in your exercise program will burn calories and increase muscle mass.
Benefits of building strength include:
- Stronger and more powerful body
- Slimmer body
- Improved muscle tone
- Lower body fat
- Improved posture and balance
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Helps control blood sugar levels
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved mobility and flexibility
- Prevents osteoporosis
- Improved mental health
- Less injury risks
- Less likelihood of getting a cold or flu
Benefits of strength training for women
Women can often be put off by the idea of strength training for one reason: they don’t want to look ‘too bulky.’ However, unless you’re dedicating yourself to a full body-building regime with a drastic lifestyle change, science tells us it’s extremely tough to accidently bulk up.
If physical appearance is your motivation to exercise, then strength training is an important element to reach your body goals. Strength training will not only help you lose weight but will help you become leaner, more toned, and give you a more defined shape.
But it really isn’t all about how you look, is it? More importantly it’s how you feel. And strength training is proven to help you feel better physically and mentally.
Strength training will boost your mood, fight against aging, burn calories, reduce injury risk, improve overall health, improve performance, reduce illness and improve body image, but that’s just to list a few. When you build strength you see a lot of other benefits too.
Benefits of Strength Training for Seniors
As we get older, we know how important it is to look after our health. But did you know that strength training is a proven technique used to help prevent and improve many health problems?
As our bodies’ age, our muscles can weaken and our bones become more fragile; we are also more at risk of developing health problems, so it’s really important that we take care of our bodies as best we can.
Strength training is a variety of exercises using resistance and weights. Some of the many benefits of strength training for older populations include:
- Help with weight management
- Osteoporosis prevention
- Improve quality of life
- Strengthen muscles
- Aid balance and posture
- Lowers cholesterol
- Helps to lower blood pressure
- Prevents illness
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces injury
- Prolongs life
If you’ve been doing some strength training already, you may have already noticed some of the benefits, but if you haven’t tried it yet, don’t worry, it’s never too late to start. Strength training is easy to incorporate into your plan and you can start light and work your way up. Speak to one of our fitness experts who can help you get started today!
How do I get more flexible?
Warm up thoroughly before every training session and stretch afterwards. Stretching afterwards, if you commit enough time to it, will increase your flexibility despite your natural levels of flexibility.
At MTA Sports Center we offer classes that will help with your flexibility. Can’t find what you want? Then try our state-of-the-art MTA Fitness on Demand Room. You will find a class that appeals to your needs.
Unsure about which joints to stretch and how to do it? Why not ask one of our fitness experts. Book yourself a free appointment and one of our experts will show you the best stretches for your body, talk about a class that will help, or even demonstrate on some equipment that you can use.
Are you Suffering From Back pain?
You are more likely to suffer from back pain if you:
- Stand or walk for less than 2 hours per day
- Are overweight (a BMI of more than 25)
- Have little strength
- Do not lift/move objects frequently over 11kg.
Advice If you are suffering from back pain
1. Speak to a medical professional
It may be necessary for you to speak to a medical professional. Medical professionals can make sure there’s nothing more seriously wrong with you. All you probably need is to increase your flexibility and strengthen your body, but just in case, it’s often better to get checked out first.
2. Keep moving
It is counter-intuitive to keep moving when you have back pain, but it is important that you try and stay active (as long as it is not causing you further pain).
Tight muscles can lead to back pain and can also lead to pain being felt in other parts of the body (such as the legs). Stretching has the potential to alleviate pressure on both the sore parts of the back and the nerves that travel through them.
4. Warm up, always
Warming up the muscles before you work out is always essential for several reasons, but more so if you have back pain. When you warm up, the muscles become more compliant and have the potential to stretch and bend more, which leads to less chance of something being pulled that will cause further pain.
5. Don’t work through the pain
Don’t be a hero and try and work through back pain; find out which exercises make the pain worse, and DON’T DO THEM!
Note: if you currently feel lower back pain, please consult a general practitioner before you embark on any physical activity program. It is important that you are pain-free before you start a new exercise program and seek professional medical advice if you feel any back pain.
*Note: if you are currently experiencing lower back pain, please consult a physician before you embark on a new exercise program. Especially if the pain has been there for a number of weeks and is in any other part of your body as well as the back (e.g. the legs).
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