What You'll Get
- 10 Small Group Training Class Passes
- 20 Small Group Training Class Passes
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Reservation Required. Occasionally classes are cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. 10 Class Pass is valid for 60 days after first class. 20 Class Pass is valid for 90 days after first class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About A Chat with Fitness With Rachel
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? _ My philosophy is that fitness is a lifelong journey, an exciting and rewarding hobby, to be shared with others in a friendly, supportive and uplifting environment. My focus is to empower you to enjoy regular exercise and proper nutrition for the rest of your life. In my classes you’ll find a community of supportive people like yourself, who enjoy having fun while they’re on this adventure of getting fit for life. You’ll never hear me say, “no pain, no gain” – instead you’ll find yourself having a blast and enjoying your workout with me._
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I was out of shape and really unhappy in my job. As a former dancer who quit due to injury, my mother-in-law suggested a popular dance fitness program. As I searched for a local class, I discovered that a training was being held locally, so I went, fell in love with movement and exercise again, and decided to take the leap on a massive life-change by quitting my job and becoming a fitness instructor.
What do you love most about your job? Helping my local community not only get fit, but stay fit by helping others discover or re-discover that they truly are happier when they’re active and actually enjoy working up a sweat -- that’s what puts the smile on my face and spring in my step every day.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? While many of my clients come to me excited that they’ve lost weight of that they’re fitting into clothing that previously had been too tight, my favorite comments are when people have been approved to come off their blood-pressure medication, are no longer considered pre-diabetic, have stopped needing to take over-the-counter pain pills for their arthritis, or are sleeping throughout the night without needing to get up and go to the bathroom!