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October 28, 2022

Strength Training Is the Cheat Code For Longevity

If you could do one thing to improve your health, strength training should be at the top of your list.  Due to a growing body of evidence supporting its many benefits, strength training has become a fundamental part of most exercise programs.  Strength training is any physical movement in which you use resistance to build muscle mass, strength and endurance.

Benefits of strength training

  1. You get stronger. Perform daily tasks easier, such as carrying groceries or running around with your kids.
  2. Burn calories efficiently. Strength training will help boost your metabolism.
  3. Lowers risk of injury. Strength training reinforces your joints.
  4. Improves heart health.  Strength training can decrease blood pressure and improve circulation.
  5. Manage blood sugar levels.  Muscle mass helps increase insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels by removing glucose from the blood and sending it out to muscle cells.
  6. Makes your bones stronger.  Weight bearing exercises put enough stress on bones to trigger bone building cells to rebuild bones stronger which reduces the risk of osteoporosis, fractures and falls.
  7. Boosts your mood.  Multiple studies have shown that strength training may reduce anxiety and promote the release of mood boosting endorphins.
  8. Promotes a better quality of life.  Studies have shown a significant correlation between resistance training and better mental health, physical function, pain management, general health and vitality in adults age 50 and over.



Personal trainers work with you one on one, or in a small group setting. They design a safe, full body exercise regimen, coach for proper technique, and adapt the program to the individual’s changing needs.  Personal trainers are excellent resources for beginners as well as for more seasoned exercisers who want to push themselves further.  We’re not born knowing how to design a complete program that includes strength training, flexibility training, cardiovascular conditioning, which specific exercises to do for each, and how to fit it all in to a busy schedule.

A professional trainer can help to design an effective program around your schedule, with your specific fitness and wellness goals in mind.

How a trainer can help

  • Suggest activities that work for your body, schedule, and available equipment.
  • Help you figure how hard to work during exercise, and how to monitor your exercise intensity for the best results.
  • Guide exercise selection as well as weight, reps and sets
  • Teach you how to get the most out of your workout, while making sure you are safe.



True North Personal Training offers private, one on one, or small group personal training only.  The gym is a sanctuary from the stress of work and a busy life, and a promise kept to our future selves toward healthier aging and a better quality of life. The gym provides support, accountability, education and a personalized plan of attack.  You will find joining well worth the investment.