Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Perfect Workout Featured in The Washington Post

http://goo.gl/9PSXIN We'd like to thank the Washington Post for choosing to feature us in an amazing article about Slow Motion Strength Training and the results associated with this scientifically proven method.


The Perfect Workout La Jolla
715 Pearl St,
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
+1 858-210-6200

Washington Post says The Perfect Workout's "Slow-motion strength training is hard — and fast."

Thanks to The Washington Post for featuring us in an article that helps spread the message about Slow Motion Strength Training and its amazing results.

Here are the points from the article:

  • These training studios offer clients more of a personal training in a quiet, no-frills space filled with Nautilus equipment 
  • It's a complete workout in just two short sessions per week.

Here’s the drill: 
  • A high-intensity, low-impact program known as "slow-motion strength training"
  • Gradually lifting and releasing weights without the aid of rest or momentum brings muscles to exhaustion also known as “muscle success”.
  • It is extremely difficult but it’s also only a total of 20 minutes per session.
  • Though The Perfect Workout, a California-based outfit founded in 1999, is new to the East Coast, the Slow-motion strength training concept isn’t.
  • The Perfect Workout system cites principles outlined just over 30 years ago by fitness professional Ken Hutchins. 
  • In slowing down movements to safely train women with osteoporosis, Hutchins concluded that the technique builds muscle more effectively than conventional weight training.
  • The effectiveness of slow-motion strength training depends on the individual, according to Lee Jordan, a spokesman for the American Council on Exercise, but it offers a broad range of people a safe and viable program.
  • Like high-intensity interval training, Jordan says, it seeks to remove the top barrier to exercise: time. 
  • Unlike high-intensity interval training (“by its very nature, it’s extreme,” Jordan says), slow-motion strength training is accessible to anyone.
  • Practitioners of slow-motion strength training also satisfy their need for cardiovascular activity.
  • The key to an exercise routine is sticking to that routine. And The Perfect Workout's clients say this program works.
  • Clients love to hate slow-motion strength training but they keep coming back because they get results.
  • Slow-motion strength training practitioners often report better body composition plus lower blood sugar and cholesterol.
  • Slow-motion strength training may not be sexiest or most trendiest, but it gets the job done quicker and safer.
  • Many clients of an advanced age love the safety along with the added bone strength that slow-motion strength training offers.
  • Slow-motion training sessions come in several convenient packages. Some packages even help reduce osteoporosis and Type 2 Diabetes. 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Judy’s doctor recommended one thing for her back pain: Core strength

Since she began slow-motion strength training with personal trainer La Jolla, Judy Dennis (right), 70, has lost 20 pounds, her back pain has subsided and her stronger body allows her to enjoy playing golf twice week.

The orthopedist’s advice to Judy Dennis was simple: “The one thing that will help you is strengthening your core.” He was talking about how to solve her back problems and sciatica, a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. She also had pain from her L5 (lumbar 5) and S1 (sacral 1) nerves being too close together. That alone gave Judy a reason to start working out, and she knew exactly where to go. She had gone to The Perfect Workout when it first opened back in 1999, so she was already familiar with the method. This time she had extra motivation for going. At age 70, she knew she needed to get stronger. Her husband had recently had an amputation, and she was taking on a lot more of the work around the house. Plus, over the years the weight had gradually crept up, and she had 20-30 pounds to lose now. It all added up to perfect timing to join The Perfect Workout.

Judy loves playing tennis and golf, but had never done much weight lifting. The 20-minute sessions twice a week were a big draw, as well as getting one-on-one instruction from a personal trainer. She started working with Barbara at the La Jolla studio last June, and immediately started noticing changes. “I felt like I was really working my muscles,” says Judy. “I love that feeling of having a little soreness. I could see some muscle definition, and my clothes started fitting better.” With her bad back, an artificial knee, and what she felt were weak arms, she appreciated the personal attention from Barbara, especially the alignment on each exercise. “She’s just marvelous! I like the way she pushes me. She’s very enthusiastic and puts all her effort into you.” For her part, Judy says she wouldn’t miss her twice a week appointments for anything. She gives it her all for 20 minutes and adds, “It’s part of my being now.”

The hard work has paid off. Judy has lost 20 pounds since June, with a goal to lose another 10. She’s lost 17 inches overall, gone down one size, and increased her strength overall by about 15%, including a big increase on the leg press of 44%. Even better, her core has gotten considerably stronger which gives her more stability and better balance. The back pain has subsided, she’s ready to take on any household tasks, and she’s playing golf twice a week at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Life is good, and she is definitely planning to continue slow-motion strength training. “The Perfect Workout has given me such a lift. I’m very much in love with it. I look forward to going, and I’m doing this for me.”

The Perfect Workout La Jolla
715 Pearl St, 
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
+1 858-210-6200