Category: 20 Minutes to Fitness News

We TOLD you that exercise would help keep you young!

And here is (even more) proof that you will benefit from our 20-minute, once-a-week workout. 

“The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds,” according the New York Times.

The Times reported on research that studied the muscles of active older adults. They found that the older men and women who exercised “had much higher aerobic capacities than most people their age…making them biologically about 30 years younger than their chronological ages.”

The New York Times also reports:

“The muscles of the older exercisers resembled those of the young people, with as many capillaries and enzymes as theirs, and far more than in the muscles of the sedentary elderly.

“The active elderly group did have lower aerobic capacities than the young people, but their capacities were about 40 percent higher than those of their inactive peers.

“In fact, when the researchers compared the active older people’s aerobic capacities to those of established data about “normal” capacities at different ages, they calculated that the aged, active group had the cardiovascular health of people 30 years younger than themselves.

“Together, these findings about muscular and cardiovascular health in active older people suggest that what we now consider to be normal physical deterioration with aging “may not be normal or inevitable,” Dr. Trappe says.”

You can read more about the study, conducted by researchers at Ball State University and originally published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, here.

When you’re finished, contact us to schedule a visit.

We’ll show you how you can build muscle safely and effectively in just 20-minutes a week.

Gerry Hempstead celebrates six years of building strength at 20 Minutes to Fitness.

This is Gerry. You’ll find him photographed at various spots on the 20 Minutes to Fitness website.

Gerry — like everyone you’ll see on our website and in our ads — is a real person, not some fancy fitness model. We tell the stories of real people because 20 Minutes to Fitness delivers real results. And all it takes is working out once a week for 20 minutes.

We know it sounds too good to be true. But this is one case where it is not. Here you’ll train safely on physical therapy equipment under the direct supervision of a personal coach who handles all the details and makes sure you use proper form. We’re not saying it is easy. But it is efficient, effective and fun. It helps your mind and body feel better. Don’t believe us?

Just ask Gerry.

Track your progress with our Styku Body Scanner

St. Louis area clients:  have you tried  the Styku Body Scanner in our Clayton studio yet? It’s a great, reliable way to pinpoint exactly where you’re losing inches and replacing body fat with lean muscle mass, and more.

How the Styku Body Scanner Works

A powerful camera creates a 3D image of your body that can be rotated and viewed from any angle.

Completing a body scan is quick and easy. You’ll be asked to stand on an automatic turntable in front of the scanner. The turntable will rotate 360 degrees while the scanner’s powerful 3D camera  creates an accurate 3D model of your body. The entirely non-invasive process takes less than a minute to complete.

Working with a trained 20 Minutes to Fitness professional, you will immediately review a 3D model of your body on a computer screen. A virtual measuring tape will show your measurements anywhere on the body. Body fat composition and other metrics will also be visually displayed.

Your first scan sets your benchmark. Subsequent scans allow you to monitor the changes in your shape and dimensions as your body responds to your fitness and nutritional regimen. You’ll be able to track your loss of inches over time; by comparing overlapping sections of your body from scan to scan, you can see for yourself exactly how and where your body is changing.

Try it! 20 Minutes to Fitness clients who purchase fitness packages can exchange individual fitness sessions for 30-minute body scan sessions. Individual and bundled pricing is also available.

To learn more or schedule a Styku session, call us in Clayton at 314-863-7836.

WANT TO BE LIKE JOHN?

John Gudeman was a weightlifter and pole vaulter in college. He was an educator for 44 years. And today he is a Senior Olympian with gold medals in the high jump and running long jump.

How does he stay in such great shape?

John is a regular at 20 Minutes to Fitness, which he credits with helping to keep him competition-ready. “I can’t praise my trainer enough,” says John. “Vicki absolutely works the daylights out of me. She is totally fabulous. The people at 20 Minutes to Fitness are like family to me, and I’ve grown to love them.”

We love you, too, John! You are an inspiration to everyone you meet.

John Gudeman, Senior Olympian, 20 Minutes to Fitness client

John executes a gold medal-winning long jump at the Senior Olympics.

St. Louis Magazine reporter Jeannette Cooperman visited 20 Minutes to Fitness’ studio in Clayton and tried about our 20-minute, once-a-week strength training workout herself.  Then she wrote an article about what she experienced.

You can read it all here. Or here. Or here.  It’s all the same. We just don’t want you to miss it!

Have you been wanting to learn more about 20 Minutes to Fitness? Here’s your chance! Show Me St. Louis recently stopped by our studio in Clayton and spoke with Megan Arney, PTA, one of our fitness coaches, as she led a training session.

Do you realize we are allotted 10,080 minutes each week? And all we’re asking is for you to spend 20 of them with us. That’s it. Twenty measly minutes a week! In exchange, we will help you build your strength, burn fat, increase your bone density, improve your flexibility and balance, stave off the consequences of aging AND look better in a pair of jeans. Not a bad trade-off, is it?

Here’s to a happy and and healthy 2018!

Worried about osteoporosis? Then you should read what 20 Minutes to Fitness client Dorothy Menetre has to say!

I came to 20 Minutes to Fitness because I was bored with the routine of a “regular” gym. It had become monotonous, and I was totally “burned out.”

I enjoy the fact that I can now do 20 minutes, once a week, and I am finished. The benefit I was not expecting is that a recent bone density scan showed a slight improvement in my bone density over the past two years. That is really exciting for me, and it will keep me returning for my 20 minutes.

Thanks very much, 20 Minutes to Fitness!

Dorothy Menetre
St. Louis, Missouri