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Why Strength Work Needs to Be a Priority at Every Age

By: Nancy Palermo “Every day is another chance to get stronger, to eat better, to live healthier, and to be the best version of you.” In 2020 the Baltimore Sun did an article on an 84-year-old grandmother, mother, and retired secretary, Ernestine Shepherd, who won the Guinness World record for the oldest female competitive bodybuilder in the world. This record won her the title of “6-pack Granny” What makes Ernestine’s story so amazing is she did not start working toward this goal until her mid-50s after the death of her sister. Prior to that she rarely visited a gym. Ernestine’s story is a great reminder that it is never too late to get in shape, and you are never too old to build muscle. There are many reasons we want...

3 Benefits of Strength Training for Women Over 50

You probably know some of the benefits of strength training, such as how it increases your physical strength and helps you lose weight faster. What you might not know is that those benefits increase as you age. In fact, strength training can help women over 50 improve their metabolism, fight muscle deterioration, and maintain good bone health. Let’s discuss the health benefits as well as how to get started with a strength training routine.   Improve Your Metabolism   The higher your muscle mass, the faster your metabolism will be. One of the best ways to increase your muscle mass, and thus speed up your metabolism, is strength training. Good metabolic health is crucial to a number of health functions, most famously maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight....

Fitness Instructor Spotlight: Sara Cain-da Costa

Sara, originally from New Hampshire teaches  Yoga, Meditation, and specialty workshops at Thrive and we're excited to have her. Learn more about Sara, her style and book a class below! What's your name? Sara Cain-da Costa What is your superpower at Thrive? Yoga, Meditation, & Health Coaching What's so special about Thrive? The amazing health care and fitness/yoga professionals and staff. There's nothing like it in Charlotte. Where did you grow up? Hooksett, New Hampshire Any Activities/Hobbies outside of Thrive? Hiking, biking, cooking, traveling, enjoying time with family, friends, and my 3 rescue dogs. What is your definition of Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine is getting to the root cause of issues, not just placing a "band-aid" on a concern. Going deep to heal. What's on your Netflix Que? Well, it's December so I'm deep into Christmas classic movies, Red...