Americans aren’t particularly active. In a pre-pandemic world, 25% of Americans receive the recommended amount of physical activity. The percentage of Americans engaged in strength training is even lower.
Research from around the globe is starting to paint a clear picture: COVID-19 is making us even less active. Early data from myriad universities reflect a 32%-50% reduction in exercise (and people who didn’t exercise pre-COVID-19 have continued to stay sedentary). This is compounded by research that suggests we are less likely to restart exercise after we have discontinued an exercise program. The root cause of this reduction in exercise is multifaceted but not at all complicated: Less walking in urban centers (physical activity has decreased more in New York City than in Alaska), health club closures, and an increase in screen time as so much of our work became Zoom meetings from home.
What’s the impact? We lose fitness quickly. Our oxygen uptake, blood volume, and muscle strength decrease rapidly when we stop exercising. This new research indicates that people who report scaling back on exercising since the onset of COVID-19 reported poorer mental health. At a time when exercise is more important than ever, Americans are doing less of it.
At MaxStrength Fitness we know that you want to be healthy, fit, and strong. In order to do that, you need to have an effective exercise that fits your schedule. The problem is you’re busy and don’t know what to do which makes you feel frustrated. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to find fitness professionals you trust and a program that works. We understand that finding an exercise program that fits your busy schedule and meets your goals is overwhelming, which is why since 2007 we have been helping hundreds of people just like you achieve their health and fitness goals in only 20 minutes twice a week without breaking a sweat.
Here’s how we do it: 1. Experience the MaxStrength Fitness difference. 2. See the change in only 20 minutes twice a week. 3. Live healthy, strong, and confident. Schedule your free initial consultation and demo workout. Stop wasting your time with programs that don’t work and take control of your time, your health, and your life!
Worried about going back to the gym?
We get it, that’s why we are currently helping a lot of our clients by training virtually. No travel, no equipment needed, and you still get our expert guidance ensuring you get results in only 20 minutes twice a week in the comfort of your home or office. This is a great alternative for people who might be a bit far from one of our facilities in Willoughby or Westlake or who just prefer to workout at home. You can check out more details on our virtual training plus our in-studio option at www.maxstrengthfitness.com and to request your FREE Initial Consultation and demo workout plus 2 FREE 1-1 Personal Training Sessions.
Don’t let the current state of the world keep you from achieving your health and fitness goals!