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Strength Training Specialists

Apex Wellness

Physical Therapists & Wellness Specialists located in Newark, NJ & Kansas City, KS

When it comes to exercise and working out, most people immediately think of aerobic activities such as running, swimming, and fitness classes. Though aerobic exercise is an important part of any good exercise program, so is strength training. Nima Patel, PT, DPT, and Janel Jones, PT, DPT, at Apex Wellness in Newark, New Jersey, and Kansas City, Kansas, offer strength training services via telehealth. To schedule a consultation, call or book online today.

Strength Training Q&A

What is strength training?

Strength training includes exercise activities aimed at maintaining, improving, or building muscle strength. Types of strength training exercises include:

  • Lifting free weights
  • Using resistance bands
  • Body weight activities (crunches, lunges)
  • Weight machines
  • Yoga

Strength training is an important part of any well-rounded fitness program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults engage in muscle-strengthening activities that work out all the major muscle groups (legs, back, arms, shoulders, chest, hips, and abdomen) at least twice a week. 

What are the benefits of strength training?

Many people struggle with weight management as they get older. Though eating more and moving less are major factors that influence age-related weight gain, you may also struggle with weight due to the muscle loss that occurs with aging. 

In addition to preventing muscle loss, strength training offers many health benefits, including:

  • Reducing body fat
  • Increasing metabolism (calorie-burning power)
  • Helping with weight loss and weight maintenance
  • Improving bone health
  • Enhancing quality of life

Strength training may also help you better manage your chronic disease. For example, improving muscle strength and balance may improve body weight distribution and decrease back pain or arthritis pain. 

Am I a good candidate for strength training?

Everyone benefits from strength training. You may be a good candidate for the strength training program at Apex Wellness if you’re struggling to develop a program that works for you. 

Dr. Jones and Dr. Patel provide care for patients of all ages throughout the country using their telehealth technology. They also work with athletes and can design a strength training program specific to your sport. 

What can I expect during a strength training consultation?

You can expect a personalized and comprehensive evaluation during a strength training consultation at Apex Wellness. Dr. Patel and Dr. Jones create custom strength training plans that match your fitness level, health needs, and ultimate wellness goals.

During your consultation, they ask detailed questions about your current exercise program, personal medical and family histories, occupation, usual diet, and typical day.

Based on the information gathered during your consultation, Dr. Jones or Dr. Patel creates your strength training program. They schedule regular telehealth follow-up appointments to adjust your plan as needed so you reach your goals quickly.

For a comprehensive strength training program from an experienced team, call Apex Wellness or book an appointment online today.