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No More Intense Workouts: Save Your Joints!

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Uncategorized

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One of the biggest challenges of midlife workout enthusiasts is the belief that they can still pursue the high-intensity training (HIT) methods they performed when they were their younger selves. However, those repetitive high-intensity training methods can do more damage than good — especially when it comes to joint health. As we age, our bodies are not designed to withstand the effects of these high-intensity workouts. At Loyalty Fitness, we understand the pain points (literally) of explosive workouts especially as you age.  That’s why we’re championing our proven super slow weight training method Let’s explore why this method is the saving grace for your joints!

The Midlife Workout Dilemma 

When you’re in your 40s or 50s, your body likely cannot tolerate the explosive high-intensity training (HIT) sessions that it may have been able to when you were in your 20s and 30s. And if you’re in your 60s or older, your body may not be able to tolerate an exercise routine for the average 40 or 50 year old.  By the time you reach midlife years- or maybe even earlier than that- your joints are begging for a break!  That’s because explosive HIT workouts and aging joints are a bad combination since: 

  • Joints wear and tear faster with high-impact exercises.
  • Risk of injuries and chronic pain increase when you perform HIT methods.
  • Recovery time becomes longer as we age.

Rather than performing HIT routines, our super slow strength training method is a more appropriate and effective option for aging bodies and joints.

The Science Behind Super Slow Weight Training

At Loyalty Fitness, slow and steady training replaces quick and high-impact workouts.  Our super slow weight training method is not just a workout; it’s a joint-friendly solution for people who want to achieve their fitness goals without increasing their risk of injury. And the best part? It only takes 30 minutes one to two times a week! Why should you make the switch to this slow and steady method?   Let’s break it down: 

  • Muscle Activation: Slower movements engage muscles more effectively, leading to better results.
  • Reduced Joint Impact: This method helps minimize stress on joints, making it ideal for midlife fitness.
  • Improved Stability: Super slow strength training enhances core strength and stability for overall joint support

Proven Results: Slow and Steady Wins the Fitness Goal Race

We get it – you want optimal results without compromising your well-being.  Our super slow strength training method offers the following benefits for our clients:

  • Increased Strength: Gradual resistance builds stronger muscles over time.
  • Joint Preservation: Safeguard your joints and prolong their longevity.
  • Customization: Tailored workouts for individual fitness goals.

Super Slow Weight Training FAQs 

While all of the above information sounds good, you may have some questions about whether or not super slow strength training is the right choice for you and your goals.  Here are a few of the many questions our clients have and the answers we offer to help them make a more informed decision: 

Q: Is Super Slow Strength Training Suitable for All Ages and Fitness Levels?
A: Absolutely! Our professional, certified trainers can easily customize each session based on your age, fitness level, health history, and personal goals.

Q: How Long Before I See Results with Super Slow Strength Training?
A: While individual results vary, many of our clients notice positive changes within a few weeks of consistent training.

Q: Can I Combine Super Slow Strength Training with Other Forms of Exercise?
A: Certainly! Our personal trainers can incorporate our super slow strength training method into a well-rounded fitness plan.

Virtual Personal Training: Midlife Fitness Anytime, Anywhere!

Whether you’re at the height of your professional career or retired, we understand that everyday life is busy.  That’s why we extend our programs beyond our physical locations.  Our online virtual personal training sessions bring our trainers and programs to you, ensuring your joints receive the care they deserve, no matter where you are! This is incredibly beneficial during winter weather emergencies, vacations, and holidays! 

Take It Slow – and You’ll Enjoy the Rewards! 

It’s time to bid farewell to the joint-jarring HIT workouts and take a fitness journey that’s as kind to your joints as it is effective.  Loyalty Fitness is here to guide you through the world of super slow strength training to ensure that this chapter of your life is one of strength, vitality, and pain-free living. Ready to make the shift to super slow strength training?  Visit us at our Greenwich, CT, or Syosset, NY locations. Or, drop us a line any time!  Your joints- and future self- will thank you!


Take advantage of everything Loyalty Fitness has to offer- from strength training and nutrition coaching to weekly wellness workshops! We are almost one month into 2024. What are you doing to better yourself and your life? You owe it to yourself to feel your best! Make this the year that you commit to you and your own health and wellness because you cannot pour from an empty cup!

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