• Benefits

  • Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life?  You will see a change in your daily energy, your confidence, your looks and most importantly your health!

    Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance.

    Struggling to sleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep.

    The workout you do today will help you build a stronger heart, stronger lungs and a stronger brain in the future.

    Everyone needs a fitness and health program that evolves with your body and mind. We will make this exercise program safe, well-rounded and appropriate for your abilities, skills and goals.

    Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you haven't exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis, or you have any concerns.  Luke Connell can also consult with your doctor if you like.

  • Take Care of Your Body and It Will Take Care of You
    1. Reduce Pain in Knees, Lower Back, Sciatica, Shoulders
    2. Help Control Diabetes
    3. Increase Confidence
    4. Increase Energy
    5. Increase Strength
    6. Lower Cholesterol
    7. Prevent/Minimize Osteoporosis
    8. Reduce Ankle Pain when Balancing
    9. Reduce Depression and Stress
    10. Weight Management 
  • Exercise and the Cardiovascular System

    During exercise, the cardiovascular system is called upon to meet the increased needs of the body in many ways. The cardiovascular system rushes oxygen to hardworking muscles, returns used blood to the lungs to be re-oxygenated, and delivers fuel to the active tissues of the body.

    The cardiovascular system undergoes drastic changes during and immediately after intense exercise. Even more importantly, the cardiovascular system makes long-term and beneficial adaptations to the demands of a regular exercise program.

    1. Decrease in resting heart rate. Because the rigors of regular exercise require so much work from the cardiovascular system, sedentary periods become even easier for the heart by comparison. The heart eventually becomes more efficient, and no longer needs to beat as quickly to supply the body with blood while at rest.
    2. Stroke volume increases at rest. Resting heart rate is able to slow down because the heart is now trained to pump a larger quantity of blood with every beat.
    3. Improved circulation. In response to the need to supply the muscles with more oxygen during exercise, the body increases its number of capillaries, the smallest blood vessels in the body. Existing capillaries also open wider.
    4. Blood pressure decreases by up to 10 mmHg. An mmHg is a unit used for measuring pressure levels.
    5. Blood volume increases. The body produces a greater number of red blood cells in order to keep the muscles supplied with oxygen during heavy exercise.

    Exercise Therapy Before and After Surgery

    There is high quality evidence that preoperative exercise in patients scheduled for cardiovascular surgery is well tolerated and effective. Moreover, there is circumstantial evidence suggesting preoperative exercise for thoracic, abdominal and major joint replacement surgery is effective, provided that this is offered to the high-risk patients. Postoperative exercise should be initiated as soon as possible after surgery according to fast-track or enhanced recovery after surgery principles.  However, exercise therapy should be supervised and it is best to work with a professional personal fitness trainer who has an educational background in the science of exercise and understands your condition.

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