Heavy, Eh? Fitness and Wellness

Cataraqui Westbrook

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In a Nutshell

Trainers lead client-focused, results-driven workouts that can benefit exercisers of all fitness levels

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Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, 24 hour advance notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must sign waiver. Under 18 needs adult or legal guardian to sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • C$50 for 2 personal-training sessions for 1 or 2 people (C$100 value)
  • C$99 for 5 personal-training sessions for 1 or 2 people (C$250 value)
  • C$199 for 10 personal-training sessions for 1 or 2 people (C$500 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.

Customer Reviews

Chris is very good at putting you at ease and tailoring program to fit your needs. I wouldn't have found this without Groupon. Very happy with both experiences.
Susan H. · August 20, 2015
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