Studies have shown that we lose between 3% and 8% of our muscle mass every 10 years after the age of 30.

Customized, preventive strength training is the best way to maintain vitality as we age. The benefits attainable from proper strength training for older adults are even more compelling than for others, as they have so much more to get back. When proper, customized strength training is applied to the physiology of elderly people, the rate at which they develop strength is astounding. It does not take much to stimulate the muscles and bring them back to the “baseline” because they have just been lying dormant.

It is quite possible to double the strength in as little as 6 to 12 weeks!

For example, residents from a home for the elderly in Boston, all aged between 86 and 96 years, completed an 8-week program of strength training. Exercises were restricted to the thigh muscles (quadriceps). The group recorded an average increase in strength of 174%. CT-scans showed that muscle mass had increased by 9% and walking speeds rose by 48%. The results were outstanding and the residents welcomed the improvement in their quality of life.

Increase in Strength
Increase in Muscle Mass
Increase in Walking Speed

Health Benefits

The most effective preventive medicine?! Studies have revealed that a proper strength training program can produce the following changes in the muscle and other health benefits:

  • Regained muscle strength, size and function, in both men and women
  • Enhanced walking endurance
  • Reduced body fat levels
  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Reduced resting blood pressure
  • Improved blood lipid profiles
  • Increased gastrointestinal transit speed
  • Enhanced glucose utilization (insulin sensitivity)
  • Alleviated low-back pain
  • Increased bone mineral density
  • Eased arthritic discomfort
  • Relieved depression
  • Improved post coronary performance

At New Element Training we developed strength training protocols to help people with the following medical conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower Back Pain and Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Stroke
  • and Weight Loss

At New Element Training we take the necessary precautions when training older adults to ensure safety, as we do for all of our clients. At our facility, clients perform biomechanically correct exercises through the full range of motion that is tolerable by the body. Our medical grade equipment properly tracks specific muscle and joint function. We perform the exercise in a manner that properly controls the forces brought onto the muscles, joints and connective tissues, so that the chances of injury are greatly reduced.

Regain your vitality and stay independent! Test us and test yourself! Book your complimentary trial session today!