Fit for Life

Our goal is to get you fit for life.

This means the things you do at Kanna will help you with things in the real world. Things like picking up your kids, carrying in your groceries, and doing things like going for hikes or simply walking up the stairs without breathing hard.

When people say they’re intimidated by lifting weights, I ask if they’ve ever picked up a kid, luggage, bag of dog food, etc. If so, I point out that lifting a 35 lb. squirmy child is actually harder than lifting a 35 lb. barbell. And that by lifting weights with correct form and progressively adding weight or intensity over time, we can help you get better at the real world lifting, carrying, running, etc.

Getting fit for life also means getting fit for the *rest* of your life. Fitness is not just for the young. In fact, there is a strong argument to be made that as you get older, the more you need fitness. As we age, we lose muscle mass (this annoying thing called sarcopenia), so we need to counteract that with lifting weights, plyometrics, and cardio.

How do you build stronger bones? Yes, calcium can help, but science shows that compound movements such as squatting and deadlifting, plus plyometrics like box jumps and jumping rope help build a strong skeleton more resilient to breaks.

Most of us want to be capable human beings. I don’t know many people who want to helpless. In order to be capable, your workouts should mimic what you do in the real world and they should be scalable to any age or level of ability so you can continue your routine for years and be fit for life.

-Coach Chris

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