As we age, our bodies experience a number of changes, including a loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) and strength, and an increase in body fat. Left unchecked, these changes can result in increased vulnerability to sickness and injury, and an increased risk of losing mobility and independence. Therefore, it is critical that we implement strategies to counteract the negative effects of aging.
These strategies are often referred to as healthy or successful aging. The cornerstone of healthy aging is physical activity. More specifically, research has shown that resistance exercise (exercise performed with an external load like a dumbbell or barbell) is most effective for maintaining strength and muscle mass into late life.
Dr. Andrew Layne earned his PhD in Exercise Physiology through the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida. Consequently, Dr. Layne is an expert in healthy aging strategies and resistance exercise for older adults.
Whatever your condition or concerns, Dr. Layne will work with you and your health care providers to develop a safe and effective plan to help you reach your goals.
Whether you prefer working one-on-one or in a group, Layne Performance offers options that will work for you. Not sure which option is best? Contact Dr. Layne for a consultation, or book a free assessment.
Concerned about risk of exposure to COVID-19? At Layne Performance, we offer isolated, small group training and personal training only. Therefore, we do not have the traffic of most gyms. Furthermore, we sanitize all equipment after each class or training session, so you are less likely to be exposed.