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Strength Foundations

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Foundations of Strength and Wellness

Are you getting enough weight training exercise?

Do you want to learn how to lift weights safely?

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 2-3x/ week of resistance training with weights in addition to 5x/week of aerobic training.

Lifting weights does not have to be scary. We are here to show you how to do it safely and efficiently!

Terrapin Physical Therapy is committed to supporting you through your recovery from injury and also in empowering you in the NEXT STEP of full body strength and fitness. In these classes you will learn:

  1. How to perform foundational movements such as the squat and deadlift (picking up an object from the floor).
    1. Strength training and aerobic exercise are essential to living your healthiest, most fulfilling life. Picking things up from the floor is a daily activity, whether it’s a shoe, the 20 lb. dog food bag, or a child. We believe that strength training will lead to increased confidence for these everyday tasks.
  2. We will address common misconceptions about strength training.
    1. Lifting heavy weights is not safe.
      1. It actually is safe, for all ages.
    2. Strength training is not as important as aerobic activity.
      1. It’s equally as important! The American Academy of Sports Medicine recommends 30 minutes of aerobic activity 5 days per week and 2-3 days per week of strength training. It’s important to keep your minutes of aerobic activity 5 days per week and 2-3 days per week of strength training. It’s important to keep your
    3. Strength training will make me too bulky.
      1. It will not, it will improve your balance and make everyday activities, like taking out the trash, much easier.
  3. Why strength training is of importance to all ages, female and male.
  4. How nutrition and sleep affect our fitness and energy levels.
  5. How our beliefs about aging impact our longevity.
    1. People who have more positive thoughts about aging, seeing it as an opportunity and a wonderful new stage of life, live 7.5 years longer than their counterparts who have a more negative view of aging.
  6. The importance of a comprehensive healthy lifestyle.

Strength and wellness is a lifestyle that we can develop at any age. Come join us to get strong, today!

Scheduling of this program is in progress. Please contact Dr. Nathan Kadlecek, PT, DPT via email, at or by phone at (831)920-2891 for additional details.