Concept 10 10 is safe for everyone of almost any age and fitness background. It’s recommended to be at least 14 years old due to the size of the machines and maturity to stay focused. However, some even younger people can also benefit with no risk.
Currently, the oldest Concept 10 10 member is 98 years old. She has two artificial hips and is in the best shape she’s been in for the past several decades.
“Some people say that children under age 14 can’t workout because it will negatively affect their growth. That is another fitness myth,” says Jorgen Albrechtsen, the owner and founder of Concept 10 10, which has several locations internationally and a headquarters in North Naples among its Southwest Florida locations. (Licensing and franchising information available here).
Watch and listen to more of what Albrechtsen has to say about the accessibility of Concept 10 10 here:
More on the importance of exercise while aging
Regarding age, there is a very unfortunate belief among some people that senior citizens need or would benefit from less exercise. This is rarely the case.
Concept 10 10 is extremely safe. It is very low impact, with equipment adjusted to clients specific needs and a personal trainer who is focused on only one member.
All of the physiological mechanisms necessary for the human body to adapt to exercise remain intact through every stage of life. The only difference is that a person at age 35 who has never trained with weights is only beginning to lose the muscle mass from the aging process combined with de-conditioning while a person in their 70s has dug a deeper metabolic hole due to allowing muscle atrophy for a longer time.
The remedy for adults of either or any age is the same– reverse the process through strength training. Concept 10 10 is the most efficient strength training there is. Most seniors, as is the same for other members, will need at least five days, to recover from the training.
“Seniors have the most to gain from a high-intensity strength training program like Concept 10 10,” said Albrechtsen.
In the case of inactive seniors, muscles have been laying dormant waiting for stimulus to awaken them. That is why Concept 10 10 trainers observe a common doubling or 100 percent increase in strength among senior members in as little as 6 to 12 weeks!
The only modifications in the exercise are in the case of injury or conditions such as arthritis which may initially restrict range of motion. This is true at any age.
Benefits for seniors (same as other ages only in even greater degree):
- Regain muscle
- Regain strength and muscle size
- Enhanced walking endurance
- Reduced body fat
- Increased metabolism
- Reduced blood pressure
- Improved blood lipid profiles
- Increased gastrointestinal transit speed
- Enhanced glucose utilization
- Alleviated low-back pain
- Increased bone mineral density
- Eased arthritic symptoms
- Relieved depression
- Improved post coronary performance
- Decreased cholesterol
- Decreased dependence on prescription drugs for many conditions (such as blood pressure, cholesterol, depression and diabetes)
- Increased body temperature even while resting
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