Archive for October, 2012

Strong Over 50: for individuals

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Are you strong? Why should you be strong?

Here are some facts.

1. The 6th leading cause of death after age 60 is from injuries due to falls. Proper strength training improves balance.

2. After age 40 your body starts losing 2 to 3 percent of its muscle a year. Less muscle also means a weaker internal system including your heart, lungs and liver.

3. Less muscle = lower metabolism, which leads to weight gain.

4. Adults 45 and over who sit more than 11 hours have a significant increase in risk for early mortality and other key health issues.

There’s hope and help. It’s a program called “Strong Over 50.”
Strong Over 50



Rob Sweet, a personal trainer at Fitness Plus in Lexington KY, is working the Strong Over 50 equipment with SO-50 founder John Stuef
Our educated, experienced trainers at Fitness Plus use the cutting edge SO-50 training device as part of your personal, functional, efficient workout.



A client at Rapid Fitness in Raleigh works out on SO-50 equipment, developed by Rapid Fitness owner John Stuef
Strong Over 50 is designed to help your body build and maintain muscle, lose weight, and increase mobility, balance and function.



Fitness Plus personal trainers Katie and Dave work out with SO-50 equipment

We understand what you want and what you need. Give us a call. Be strong at any age.



Fitness Plus
831 National Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502
859.269.9280

Strong Over 50: video

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Fitness Plus
831 National Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502
859.269.9280

 

Rob Sweet, personal trainer at Fitness Plus in Lexington, Ky., shows off a new workout routine he came up with for the “Strong Over 50” exercise equipment.

Check it out.

 

 

 

 

Strong Over 50: intro

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Here’s an overview of the Strong Over 50 program.
www.strongover50.com

John Stuef, owner of Rapid Fitness in Raleigh, N.C., worked with a team of exercise physiologists over a 5-year period to develop and manufacture the Strong Over 50 (SO-50) system.

Fitness Plus personal trainers in Lexington KY work out with John Stuef, creator of the Strong Over 50 system
Here, John (in the black warmup suit) trains Fitness Plus personal trainers in the program.


Strong Over 50 was created by John Stuef, with patent-pending exercise equipment
The patent-pending rack equipment is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, corrosion-resistant Delrin bearings, heavy-duty grips and a height adjuster.


Rapid Fitness clients practice squats on Strong Over 50 equipment
Exercise accessories for the SO-50 system include an ab strap, door hanger and mounting strap with carabineer.


SO-50 works for all ages, under or over 50
Focusing on body weight suspension, the SO-50 specialized workout routines allow individuals of all ages and fitness levels to improve their balance, endurance and core strength.


Sheila Kalas, owner of Fitness Plus, and John Stuef, creator of the SO-50 system, watch Fitness Plus personal trainer Rob Sweet work the SO-50 equipment.
SO-50 uses a new, patent-pending piece of equipment, along with accessories, to provide a suspension fitness training system with a focus on safety.


Fitness Plus, Lexington KY. Certified trainers in the "Strong Over 50" system:  Katie Dennison, Dave Moreland, Chris Morris, Rob Sweet, Sheila Kalas;  Amy Ball, Laura Coombs, Amber Stone, Jackie Hanson
“John invented a safer version of the very popular suspension-based training designed by the Navy Seals, which is a really cool way of training but you have to be fairly coordinated to use it,” said Sheila Kalas, founder and owner of Fitness Plus in Lexington, Ky. “Safety and fitness should always go hand in hand. As we age, safety is even more important when keeping up with fitness trends. The SO-50 equipment is an easier and safer way to do this type of suspension training.”


Fitness Plus
831 National Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502
859.269.9280

 

Strong Over 50: certification

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Strong Over 50 (SO-50)
 
Fitness Plus in Lexington, Ky., is the only distributor of the Strong Over 50 program in Kentucky. In October 2012, nine of the personal trainers at Fitness Plus in Lexington became certified SO-50 instructors.

Fitness Plus Lexington KY certified trainers in the Strong Over 50 system
They are qualified to certify other gym owners and personal trainers throughout the commonwealth.



Strong Over 50 client working out at Rapid Fitness in Raleigh NC
Working with a team of exercise physiologists over a five-year period, John Stuef of Rapid Fitness in Raleigh, N.C., developed and manufactured the Strong Over 50 system. He released SO-50 via a distributorship basis in September 2012.



John Stuef founder of Strong Over 50 program trains Fitness Plus personal trainers in Lexington KY
If you’re a gym owner or personal trainer in Kentucky who wants to offer the Strong Over 50 system to your own clients, contact Sheila Kalas at Fitness Plus and get started with the certification program.



Fitness Plus
831 National Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502
859.269.9280