Eugene Personal Training for the Population Over 40

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WHAT IS 40 PLUS PERSONAL TRAINING?

40 Plus Personal Training is a private, personal training studio, designed specifically for anyone over the age of 40.  It is not your typical, uncomfortable, packed, 20-something, big-box commercial gym.  If you’ve never worked out before and want to comfortably begin your fitness journey, or if you’re a seasoned veteran looking for somebody to help you age gracefully, 40 Plus Personal Training is for you.

I HAVE ACHES, PAINS, AND INJURIES. CAN 40 PLUS PERSONAL TRAINING HELP ME?

At 40 Plus Personal Training, almost everyone starts with some form of aches, pains, and injuries. Life happens, but the worst thing you can do is let it win. Injuries can be worked, around and aches and pains can be improved and eliminated. You just need to know how. Click HERE if you would like to see some of the 40 Plus Personal Training community.

40 PLUS PERSONAL TRAINING THEORY.

At 40 Plus Personal Training, we realize that what worked for you at 20, doesn’t necessarily work for you at 40,50,60,70,80,90,100… Your joints and muscles probably don’t work as well as they use to, and your body’s recovery rate definitely isn’t the same.  So, rather than starting aggressively, getting hurt, quitting, and becoming worse off than you already are, we start slowly and progress daily.  By starting slowly, you will allow your body to acclimate itself to exercise, get better at repairing itself, reduce the risk of injury, and before you know it, you will be enjoying a happier and healthier life!

WHERE IS 40 PLUS PERSONAL TRAINING?

40 Plus Personal Training is conveniently located in central Eugene, near Oakway and Cal Young Rd, nestled comfortably on Oakway Golf Course.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

To schedule your FREE WEEK of personal training:

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40 Plus Personal Training

40 Plus Personal Training
2000 Cal Young Rd Suite C
Eugene, Oregon
541-505-6779
40pluspt@gmail.com

Don’t Be Afraid of Weights, Know Where to Start

All too often I’ll hear from new or potential personal training clients, that they are scared to workout, or scared to hire a personal trainer. As a personal trainer myself, it is a little saddening. But at the same time, it is a great experience to see these same people overcoming their fears and achieving awesome results. Like anything, consistency and progression is key to a successful exercise program. Start slow, build your comfort level, let your body acclimate itself to exercise, and consistently progress your routines to keep your body improving.

If you would like help achieving your fitness goals, call 541-505-6779 to schedule your FREE WEEK of PERSONAL TRAINING. Call 541-505-6779 40 Plus Personal Training 2000 Cal Young Rd. Suite C Eugene, Oregon 97401 541-505-6779 40pluspt@Gmail.com

TRX (Suspension Training) What is it?

Suspension (TRX) training is the current fitness craze, right up there with crossfit and p90x. It is basically body weight training on steroids, a take anywhere (almost) piece of equipment that can be used to obliterate any body part. But as a personal trainer working exclusively with the 40+ population, I was pleasantly surprised, that it is also great for beginners.

Suspension training has become a staple with all of my personal training clients, not only as a strength training tool, but also to improve balance and flexibility. Suspension training has also worked wonders, helping to rehabilitate numerous lower back issues.

If you would like help achieving your fitness goals, call 541-505-6779 to schedule your FREE WEEK of PERSONAL TRAINING.

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40 Plus Personal Training
2000 Cal Young Rd. Suite C
Eugene, Oregon 97401
541-505-6779
40pluspt@Gmail.com

Improve Your Core

Ask anybody, young or old, fit or not. They will all tell you,  they would like to improve their core, stomach, abs, six pack, one pack, beer belly; whatever you call it, I’m sure you want to improve it. Here are a few simple tips:

Fix Your Diet: You’ve probably heard, “abs are made in the kitchen”. Focus your diet towards, fruits, veggies, lean meats, and low fat dairy, and you’ll have success.TIP: Fruits instead of Chips & Cookies.

Drink Water: If you drink soda, juice, milk, coffee, or energy drinks regularly, you can cut out thousands of calories weekly, by simply switching to water. By cutting the calories, you’ll lose fat and improve your core!

Try these 3 ab exercises:

Planks: Get in a push up position, on your forearms, instead of hands. Keep your body straight, and hold this position for as long as you can.

Ab Wheel: This is a GREAT ab exercise, but is definitely of the challenging variety. In a kneeling position, roll the wheel forward, while keeping your arms straight, now come back to the starting position.

Leg Lifts: Lay on your back, with your hands under your lower back. Keeping your legs straight, lift your feet to the ceiling, and lower in the same manner. If this hurts your lower back, try bending your knees.

If you would like help achieving your fitness goals, call 541-505-6779 to schedule your FREE WEEK of PERSONAL TRAINING.

Call 541-505-6779

40 Plus Personal Training
2000 Cal Young Rd. Suite C
Eugene, Oregon 97401
541-505-6779
40pluspt@Gmail.com

Improve Your Legs

Your legs might be the most vital and yet under appreciated part of your body, at least when it comes to overall health and fitness. I fully understand that due to aging and various injuries, not everyone can hop under a barbell and max out on squats. But I also realize everyone can make improvements. Here is a simple beginner routine to get you started.

Squats: Start by simply standing up and sitting down into a chair ten times, if you can do that add weight.

Reverse Lunges: Start standing tall, step backwards, and bend your knee to touch the ground, step forward, switch legs and repeat.

Step Ups: Put one foot on a step, and step up with the other foot.

While these are basics, they will get you started.

If you would like help achieving your fitness goals, call 541-505-6779, to schedule your FREE WEEK OF PERSONAL TRAINING.

CALL 541-505-6779

40 Plus Personal Training
2000 Cal Young Rd. Suite C
Eugene, Oregon 97401
541-505-6779
40pluspt@Gmail.com

Improve Your Arms

Bingo wings, old lady arm, the wave. They’re all becoming popular terms at my facility these days. Everyone either wants to avoid getting them, or desperately wants to get rid of them. While there are many different muscle groups in your arms, we’re going to focus on the bingo wings triceps today.

Here is a “simple” routine you can do at home to avoid, or get rid of those dreaded bingo wings.

Pushups: Try from an incline ( like a wall or table) if you can’t do floor pushups.

French Press: Hold a dumbbell in 2 hands, above your head, and bend to a 90 degree angle, now push back up to the starting point.

Kickbacks: Lean forward and keep this position, lock your elbows on your sides, and “kick” the weight back.

Go straight through this routine 3 times without resting, and say goodbye to your wings.

If you would like to learn how to achieve your fitness goals, call 541-505-6779, to schedule your FREE WEEK OF PERSONAL TRAINING.

40 Plus Personal Training
2000 Cal Young Rd, Suite C
Eugene,  Oregon 97401
541-505-6779
40pluspt@Gmail.com

Improve Your Flexibility

Maintaining and improving flexibility is vital to healthy aging, countless injuries stem from simple muscular imbalances and lack of flexibility. Fortunately improving flexibility is relatively simple and safe.

When looking to improve your flexibility, there are two forms of stretching you should work on. The first is relatively new, is extremely effective, and is known as dynamic stretching. The second is the classic and more familiar, static stretching.

Dynamic stretching is a movement based warm-up, that is similar to calisthenics. While static stretching, is simply holding a stretched position, and is best used as a cool down.

While I go much more advanced, with flexibility training, during my actual personal training sessions. I would like to give you some basics to try.

Dynamic Stretching:

A simple form of dynamic stretching is…

Leg Swings: Stand sideways against a wall or anything you can lean on, swing your leg as high as you can and bring it back behind you as far as you can comfortably. This is a great way to loosen your hamstrings and hips.

Static Stretching:   Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you, reach for your toes, and hold the position for 10-20 seconds.

These are extreme basics, but are a good way to get you started. If you would like more info, or if you would like help achieving your fitness goals, call 541-505-6779 to schedule your FREE WEEK of PERSONAL TRAINING.

Call 541-505-6779

40 Plus Personal Training
2000 Cal Young Rd. Suite C
Eugene, Oregon 97401
541-505-6779
40pluspt@Gmail.com

Improve Your Balance

Balance is crucial to reducing risk of injury, especially as you age. Luckily, balance is also one of the easiest physical attributes to improve. My personal training clients frequently have dramatic improvements in their balance in as little as one session. Here are a few tips to quickly improve your balance:

Assisted Balance Training: While standing, put two hands against a wall, stand on one foot, once you gain stability, remove one hand, then once you gain stability…

Body Weight Balance Training:  Stand in a place that doesn’t have a lot of movement going on around you. Find a focal point directly in front of you to look at (not a mirror), and stand on one foot.

Resistance Balance Training: There are many forms of this, some of my favorites are: Swiss balls, stability pads, and bosu balls, but only when you’re ready.

If you would like help achieving your fitness goals, call 541-505-6779 to schedule your FREE WEEK of PERSONAL TRAINING.

Call 541-505-6779

40 Plus Personal Training
2000 Cal Young Rd. Suite C
Eugene, Oregon 97401
541-505-6779
40pluspt@Gmail.com