Welcome to Susie Hathaway’s Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention

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Browse this Website for Susie Hathaway’s Personal Training & Strength Training Classes.

Susie specializes in strength training for women in their middle years and beyond. She offers classes and private personal training, geared toward helping women learn full body strength training in a safe and easy manner. She focuses on helping women build healthy lifestyles that can prevent, halt, and sometimes even reverse osteoporosis. Susie offers:

  • Safe, effective strength training, suited to women of all ages
  • Full body strengthening workouts, including abs & back
  • Researched-based exercises for slowing down bone loss
  • Exercises to build strength, without adding bulk
  • Weights & exercises adapted to each woman’s level of comfort
  • Progression at one’s own pace
  • Participants learn the right challenge for safe & effective weight lifting
  • Accepting and enjoyable atmosphere
  • Up to date research on strength training & osteoporosis
  • Adaptations for low bone density and  pre-existing conditions

Strength Training Classes

Group strength training can be a fun and economical way to go. The dumbbells are provided and it's similar to personal training, but in a group setting. I demonstrate the exercises, keep an eye on everyone and move around the group, giving advice, encouragement, and education. We do the workout together, with everyone working at their own individual level with different size weights. This is a very rewarding and enjoyable strengthening program because women usually see increases in their strength within a few weeks.  As women get stronger, more fit, and keep up with strength training two to three times a week, their bone density can gradually increase.

We always begin at an easy level, sometimes even with no weights, allowing time to learn proper weight lifting form. This is important to let your body adapt to the new mode of exercise and prevent injury. As we slowly build the intensity of the program with heavier weights, most women are amazed at the amount of strength that they can gain, no matter what their age. Class participants often comment on how enlivened and energized they feel after a strength training session, even if they came in feeling tired.

Private Personal Training

I recommend private one-on-one personal strength training if someone:

  • Has pre-existing physical conditions
  • Can’t make the time work for a class
  • Has been inactive to the point where moving along with a class might be a strain
  • Would simply like the privacy of personal training
  • Doesn't want to wait until the next beginning class begins

For more information, see the class schedule and testimonials.

Susie Hathaway

 

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