Why do you train?

At All Day Fit, we firmly believe that fitness has an endless amount of benefits that have nothing to do with the way you look. When your mindset toward training is feelings-based versus aesthetics-based, your fitness routine becomes a more sustainable and enjoyable part of your life.

It’s difficult to narrow it down to just 3, but here are 3 surprising benefits of strength training that have nothing to do with the way you look.

No.1 Slows age-related declines

At a certain age, our bodies inevitably and naturally start to reduce in quality, which increases pain and proneness to injury. Not fun! However, strength training can drastically slow this reality of aging. Here are just a few of the benefits of strength training, specific to age-related declines.

  • Increases integrity of bone and connective tissues
  • Muscle growth (which helps you move)
  • Improves joint health
  • Increases metabolism (essential for your body to determine how it’s using energy)

Strength training helps you move through life, quite literally, in better quality. It is an investment in your future physical being!

No.2 Improves your brain’s functioning

Multi-joint movements that you see in strength training require a strong mind-body connection. Meaning, even though strength training is heavily focused on your physical being, it can have a significant positive impact on your mental being as well! This unfolds in two ways. For starters, strength training can reduce “bad-feeling” brain chemicals called cortisols (aka stress). Stress produces those sh*tty cortisol chemicals, which in turn negatively affects your digestion, sleep, depression, anxiety, among others! Secondly, strength training can sharpen your “focus” muscles. This allows you to be more productive in your daily life as your energy levels to complete tasks is higher and your ability to focus increases. In all, strength training can improve your brain’s functioning by reducing stress and improving focus.

No.3 Improves your sex life

Strength training builds muscle, improves cardiovascular health, enhances mobility (flexibility) and stability (balance), and minimizes pain. Overall your body is functioning in a healthy and strong manner when you strength train consistently and intelligently! This directly correlates to the way your body is functioning during sexual activities as well. Sex is a workout in and of itself – and yes, it can definetly count toward your 15 minutes of daily movement ;). Strength training improves your sexual performance and experience because you are able to (1) sustain certain sexual positions longer with greater strength and cardiovascular health, (2) move without pain (this does not include pain caused from your sex mechanics or past trauma), and (3) reach certain positions with better mobility and stability. Not able to get your legs high during sex? Try some single leg rock backs to improve hamstring and hip flexibility. Click here for 2 other reasons strength training improves your sex life.

There are so many other amazing benefits of strength training that have nothing to do with the way you look – but each of us have individual motivators for developing and sticking to our fitness routine.  For instance, I, Coach Cassie, train in part to handle things like grief. Why do you train?

Fitness is More Than What You Look Like.

Finding a fitness program that doesn’t focus on appearance can feel impossible for many.

At All Day Fit, we believe fitness provides benefits that have nothing to do with the size of your body. Fitness fuels every aspect of our lives, such as sleep, stress, nutrition, and overall well-being. Understanding the inherent value of fitness creates sustainable results which help you hit your long-term health goals.

Our programs focus on helping individuals become comfortable in their bodies by providing structured programs and a community that empowers you to become stronger, more energized, and confident.

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