When it comes to weight loss, you must think beyond fat loss if you want to achieve sustained results and better health. It’s why Lancaster County’s emPower team of professional fitness coaches focus on “fitness beyond fat loss.”
While your initial goal may be to lose fat, and that is important for improved health, your main goal should be on achieving a healthy life, both physically and emotionally.
Personal training and group fitness at emPower Training Systems can help you achieve fitness beyond fat loss. Read on to learn why there’s a big difference between weight loss and fat loss.
Weight Loss or Fat Loss?
Your weight includes muscle, bone, organs, fat, and water. It isn’t just the number you see on your bathroom scale. And while it might appear that fat is the one component that’s a negative, that’s not true. Fat enables our bodies to absorb needed vitamins, like vitamins A, D, and E. It also cushions our vital organs!
You do want to lose excess fat, but not all fat. What you want to focus on, if you want to lose weight, is improving your overall fitness. The more active you are, the more you build lean mass, the better you eat and the better you sleep, the more fat you will burn and the more fit you will become.
Naturally, the leaner and fitter you become, the healthier your body weight will be. Notice we never mentioned dieting or a restricted food intake!
emPower can help you start your journey toward fitness without the focus on fat loss or numbers on the scale, and get you on your way to a healthy life.
Healthy Approaches to Weight Loss
Your body will start to break down fat lipids and triglycerides more rapidly as you start to develop muscle tone and mass. Rapid weight loss isn’t healthy. It could mean you are losing water weight and lean tissue rather than losing unhealthy fat.
That new “500 Calorie Diet” making the news is a prime example of a poor approach to weight loss. Those who are on that diet like that without a physician’s recommendation risk nutritional deficiencies, gallstones, and this diet is not a long-term solution.
You could reach a bodyweight that seem ideal, but it won’t be sustainable, and it won’t necessarily mean you’re healthier. Many times people end up rebounding in the opposite direction and end up worse off than they started.
We strive to help our clients lose between 1-2 pounds per week through exercise and better nutrition. We help you build lean muscle and gradually lose fat while being emotionally supported. This last part can play a huge role in achieving fitness success.
Local Fitness That’s Fun
empower Training Systems Owner Josh March founded the Sparta exercise program so you can get stronger, healthier while having fun. Participants work out in short intervals at various exercise stations, with lots of intensity.
Since each exercise challenge is different from the other, it’s never boring and the short duration helps you realize each one is achievable. That emotional perspective is crucial to the success of your fitness journey. It’s what makes the Sparta workout and other Group Training Classes at emPower the best in Lancaster.
Ready to learn more about emPower and achieve fitness beyond weight loss? Every Saturday, emPower offers a free 1-hour Sparta workout to the community. There’s no need to buy a membership and you don’t need to be an existing client. Learn more here.