How slow do I go?
Each repetition takes 10 seconds to lift the weight and another 10 seconds to lower the weight until it is absolutely impossible to move the weight any longer. After 1-3 minutes of performing the exercise, the trainer encourages you to sustain the weight for an additional 10 seconds. The deliberate slow movement of the weight keeps the muscle contracted throughout the entire exercise.
What is muscle fatigue?
Muscle fatigue is when the muscle becomes thoroughly exhausted and is incapable of completing another full repetition. This is the most beneficial part of the exercise! Slow-Intensity® is unique because it requires both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers to work hard throughout the range of motion providing the best possible results. Muscle fatigue is the key to results-driven resistance training. It is with fatigue that the body begins to change and develop into a lean, calorie burning machine. Building and maintaining muscle speeds up your metabolism and helps reduce unwanted body fat. The ultimate goal is to push clients safely beyond the point they want to stop and to the point where their muscle actually fatigues. Learning correct form, proper breathing and muscle awareness are a few benefits to one-on-one training with a certified BodyQuest trainer.
How often do I need to train?
1-2 sessions per week for 30 minutes is the amount of time we typically recommend to our clients. The Slow-Intensity® Workout completely exhausts the body making it counterproductive to perform it more than twice a week. Each exercise is so efficient, the body needs at least 48 hours to recover and rebuild. We typically recommend 2 sessions per week if you are new to the workout, or are looking to make progress faster and more effectively. Working out 1 time a week has many benefits as well, and it a great way to maintain the progress you have already made!
Is it safe?
YES! Improper form, too much weight and excessive momentum are the main causes of weight training injuries. Our Nautilus Nitro Plus equipment isolates the muscle and positions the body in proper alignment for complete stabilization. Our trained certified professionals instruct every aspect of each repetition for optimum safety. We have a wealth of knowledge regarding injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. Just because you can’t do one particular exercise because of a limitation, there are many more ways to work the same muscle group. We have clients from 18 to 87 years old. Our clients include golfers, tennis players, athletes and many other clients who have never worked out a day in their life! Some clients have had knee or hip replacements, back surgeries, joint pain, and we’re able to work around each injury and help strengthen the areas safely, because as the muscles become stronger they support joint stability and areas of concern more effectively! It is safe for virtually everyone!
Can I lose weight and body fat?
YES! Creating lean muscle mass allows the body to burn calories 24/7. Slow-Intensity® will help you build lean muscle, increase your metabolism and challenge your cardiorespiratory system. With correct eating habits and weekly visits to BodyQuest, you will see the best possible results! Many people associate lifting weights with becoming big and bulky, when in fact very few people have the genetics (excess testosterone) to gain massive amounts of muscle, even if they tried. Since muscle takes up approximately 20% less space then fat, your body will become leaner and fit, all the while losing inches! One popular myth is that lifting light weights with many repetitions “tones” the body. This is absolutely incorrect. You can lift light weights all day and will never shed an ounce of body fat. Remember intensity and proper progression creates a lean, fat burning body!
Slow-intensity® strength training creates muscle, which burns calories 24/7, and revs up metabolism, which means more calories burned while doing absolutely nothing! Did you know that approximately 60-70 percent of the calories we burn goes toward our resting metabolism? This means the more lean muscle you have, the more calories you burn and that is what makes fat disappear!
Do I gain aerobic benefits?
YES! This specific type of strength training provides you with aerobic benefits, but is much easier and safer on your joints. Traditional aerobics may burn a small amount of calories during the exercise, but once you've stopped, so has your body's ability to burn any additional calories. Slow-Intensity® helps build lean muscle, elevate your metabolism and burn more calories, even at rest. You are no longer obligated to perform high impact aerobic exercises in order to lose weight! See the tab, why not aerobics for more information!
Is it beneficial for beginners and advanced levels?
YES! Every level and any age can benefit tremendously from this program.
How do we differ from other gyms?
BodyQuest Fitness is strictly a private, one-on-one training facility, unlike other gyms. It’s just you and your personal trainer in the climate controlled, distraction-free studio. We are the only true private training facility; other gyms claim they are personal training gyms, but allow multiple trainers and multiple clients at the same time in the gym, so you end up waiting for machines and being with many other people. BodyQuest allows only 1 trainer with 1 client at a time in the gym.
Other gyms offer only the exact same 6 machines during every workout. You will hit plateaus and it will get boring. We utilize many different exercises consisting of machines, free weights, body weight, medicine balls, balance and stretching techniques and functional trainers, all in order to keep the body guessing. You cannot do the exact same exercise week after week and expect the body to change. It needs progression and variation. Each workout is different, unique and never boring! We work hard to come up with new exercises, especially since many clients have been with us for many years! Plus, we have a wealth of knowledge regarding injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. Just because you can’t do one particular exercise because of a limitation, there are many more ways to work the same muscle group.
We have an extensive background in sports, rehabilitation and physical therapy. We also work with our clients doctors and chiropractors and make sure everyone is on the same page with the clients health progress and goals. Our clients include golfers, tennis players, athletes and many other clients who have never worked out a day in their life! Some clients have had knee or hip replacements, back surgeries, joint pain, and we’re able to work around each injury and help strengthen the areas safely, because as the muscles become stronger they support joint stability and areas of concern more effectively!
We work with clients on many other aspects of their health. Diet, nutrition, sleep habits, sport specific movements for activities like tennis and golf are just a few of the many things we provide every client! We strive to help every client with many aspects of their well being, fitness related and more!
We provide access to newsletters, blogs and videos to help continue the fitness and health progress and growth even at home and anytime you are away from the gym! Videos with demonstrations of stretching, foam rolling, golf exercises and related golf specific stretches and vacation exercises are just a few!