Components of an Optimal Fitness Program

Cardiovascular Training

  • the cornerstone of good health
  • refers to the hearts ability to pump oxygen-rich blood to the muscles
  • Ability to utilize oxygen efficiently

Resistance Training

  • Increasing muscle strength and endurance
  • Ability to exert force and sustain any given activity over a period of time
  • Translates to daily performance including carrying groceries, lifting small children, moving furniture, etc
  • The more muscle mass, the greater strength
  • Improves bone mass
  • Improves body fat and glucose tolerance

Flexibility Training

  • Promotes recovery
  • Protects against possible injury
  • Improves posture
  • Decreases stress

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