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- $35 for two 60-minute personal training sessions ($150 value)
- $53 for four 60-minute personal training sessions ($300 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 South Bay Trainer
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We take care of our clients! We have unmatched flexibility, no contracts, no cancellation fees, no membership fees and unbeatable rates. All of our trainers are focused on fun, friendly service for all fitness levels and age ranges. We believe everyone has the right to be happy and healthy!
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
We cater to every client’s unique abilities and shortcomings. Each person has a different level of comfort and drive, we try to discover what each individual reacts best to and we build their routines around this information. There is no single routine that works for everyone, you are unique!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The owner, Josh Sola, saw a serious flaw in the fitness industry. Personal training was overpriced and intimidating. Everyone deserved to be healthy, but few could or afford it and most didn’t feel comfortable doing it. We are working to change this paradigm.
What do you love most about your job?
We build lasting relationships with our clients. Our gym feels more like a family and less like a gym. Our clients come in and have a great time and it is rewarding to be a part of. Work takes on a different meaning when you are having such a positive affect on peoples lives.