MaxStrength Fitness can change the way you age with a stronger body and bones

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For Sharon Yemich, the private training with the professionals at MaxStrength Fitness provided her with the proper form and techniques that are crucial to preventing injury. The 20-minute, twice weekly workouts fit nicely into her routine.

By Patricia Nugent

People often consider achieving their best overall health a function of maintaining a healthy weight, building muscle and losing fat. But we also have the power to change the structure of our bones, which could have an equally impactful correlation to well-being and healthy aging.

According to a recent study from the Harvard Medical School, “Activities that put stress on bones can nudge bone-forming cells into action. That stress comes from the tugging and pushing on bone that occur during strength training (as well as weight-bearing aerobic exercises like walking or running). The result is stronger, denser bones.”

Declining bone density, osteoporosis and risk of falls and fractures do not have to be the writing on your wall. Just ask Sharon Yemich.

Overcoming an Upsetting Diagnosis
Two years ago, following a routine bone density test, Sharon was diagnosed with osteoporosis in three lumbar spinal bones.

The active 68-year-old retiree, who likes to garden, go for daily walks and paint watercolors, suddenly had to put falls and broken bones on her radar.

She went on medication and supplements, and after her doctor recommended strength training, she began working out at MaxStrength Fitness.

“During private, one-on-one sessions, the knowledgeable professionals here provide me with the proper form and techniques that are designed to build bone density and prevent injury,” she says, adding that the 20-minute, twice weekly, no-sweat workouts fit nicely into her routine.

On a recent bone scan, she discovered the good news that her condition had improved significantly, and she was downgraded to osteopenia. Much to Sharon’s relief, she could go off her medication.

MaxStrength founder Jeff Tomaszewski says it’s not uncommon for clients with osteoporosis to either significantly slow down the progression of bone loss, stop it or reverse it, allowing them to drop their medications.

Why the Specialized SuperSlow Protocol Works
Besides the abbreviated length and frequency between the workouts, the MaxStrength system differs from other training programs in that it follows intense, slow exercises on high-tech equipment designed to fatigue the muscles so they can rebuild on the off days. When Jeff was formulating this research-based methodology, bone density was one of the factors he addressed.

He explains that the SuperSlow protocol they tap into enables older women with fragile bones to exercise safely. SuperSlow is actually the result of an osteoporosis study done at the University of Florida Medical School.

Following the training with slow, controlled movements, the women in the study saw dramatic improvements, much like Sharon, who says she owes a tremendous amount to MaxStrength.

“It is never too late to start exercising,” she adds. “I am proof!”

To schedule a complimentary consultation with MaxStrength Fitness, at 4212 State Route 306 in Willoughby, call 440-226-8080 or 440-835-9090 2211 Crocker Road in Westlake. Working with The Germ Free Company, the studio is continuously disinfected. They also limit the number of clients allowed in the facility and run wellness checks on staff to make sure they’re symptom-free. For more information, or to view more testimonials, visit