Choose from Three Options
- $29 for two personal-training sessions ($90 value)
- $55 for four sessions, with one consultation and three personal-training workouts ($180 value)
- $79 for six sessions, with one consultation and five personal-training workouts ($270 value)
Building Muscle: Cells on the Move
Read on to learn exactly how fitness classes leave you with more muscle or better tone.
Bulky upper-body muscles might have hindered early humans who had to chase their prey across the plains, but it could help those who often had to climb trees to adjust their satellite dishes. That’s why the body builds muscle according mostly to use: do enough curls, and the biceps expand. As anyone who has experienced post-workout soreness could intuit, those curls are actually a form of controlled damage, making thousands of miniscule tears to the muscle tissue that beckon autoimmune cells to show up alongside testosterone and other hormones. The white blood cells help switch on satellite cells, which are similar to stem cells. Before they’re activated, satellite cells aren’t doing much—instead, they lie dormant around muscle fibers until they’re called into action to repair torn tissue.
This isn’t the only kind of cellular transformation at work in growing muscles. Long muscle cells, which contain several nuclei, can also begin to change type after a workout. Certain kinds of muscle fibers are equipped to handle brief bursts of effort but will quickly become tired if asked to do more intense work. These are the first to disappear as someone starts an exercise routine, as they’re converted into fibers with more endurance. This principle is so dramatic that a sports scientist can generally tell whether someone is a professional athlete or a professional mattress model by examining a minute sample of muscle tissue.
A Chat with Danger Personal Training
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The workouts are designed for people that don’t like working out. You will learn how to enjoy exercise and be pleased to discover where your talents lie, and that there are exercises you enjoy doing, but haven’t found them yet.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Our clients are encouraged to try their best, but also will be challenged to push themselves to their goals. We have a very non-aggressive style and are big on positive reinforcement. Clients will learn psychological tactics to keep themselves focused on their progress.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Founder Jamie Ravenscroft grew up overweight, and discovered methods to change that. After years of bringing friends to the gym and talking to people about nutrition, he became a personal trainer. Starting Danger Personal Training is his way of making sure clients get exactly what they need.
What do you love most about your job?
I love my job because every day I am surrounded by brilliantly intelligent, bright personalities, caring yet realistic individuals that I know are making a difference in the world. I’m overjoyed to know that I am helping these wonderful people and am a positive influence in their life.