Rebell of the Month: Dave Verkinderen

We are very excited to announce that Dave is our rebell of the month for April!! Dave has been a member for 6 months now and has made some great progress towards his goals. Dave comes in with a great attitude and is ready to concur the day when he steps foot into the gym! We are excited to share with you his story!

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Dave and his family at their lake home.

 Your Background

Very limited in recent years…many hours of basketball, baseball, and biking over the years!

Thoughts about strength training before & after  

I had recent hip replacement surgery and ongoing lower back issues. I met William through his previous employment and based on that I knew I need to get serious if I was going to live the life I wanted to. My thoughts about training have remained the same…I enjoy it but rarely have the self-discipline to stay with it.

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Dave working on his anti-rotation hold.

Challenging barrier you overcame

Just getting started and staying with the plan even though my fitness had deteriorated to a poor level after surgery.

Greatest achievement

The ability to get back on the basketball court and play two consecutive rounds of golf without significant pain.

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Dave working on his kettlebell deadlifts.

Changes your family/friends noticed

Not many yet. My immediate family has been impressed by my discipline to stay with the plan. My co-workers were very surprised by my ability to do a two-minute plank at a company event.

What do you tell people about our training

For me it has been life changing and creates discipline I have not been able to maintain on my own. The workouts are unique and different than anything I have done in the past.

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The family and I at the Grand Canyon.

What do you enjoy about our training here

Great people and the results I am experiencing.

3 benefits you’ve noticed

1.Pure Strength
2. Flexibility
3. Conditioning

I’m feeling better each month.

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The family and I in Hawaii. 

What makes the difference

I have not really tried other programs other than my own workouts these are much more diverse in nature.

Additional Words

William and Tyler are great to work with and I plan to continue with the program for many years. They keep it fresh and motivating.

Dave always comes in with a bright smile and a cheerful attitude towards his session. It is always a pleasure being able to get caught with him on sports, family life, and his traveling. Dave has had some setbacks due to some pervious injuries, but has always came back stronger than before each time. Dave is a hardworking member and continues to push himself towards better health.

 

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Rebell of the Month: Saara Raappana

We are very excited to share with the world that Saara is our #rebell of the month for March! Saara has been working hard and giving her goals everything that she has and has been crushing it! Saara comes in with such a great spirit to each session, even on days we train a little earlier than usual ;). We are excited to share with you her story! 

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Saara working on her kettlebell swings. 

Your background

Growing up, I was the opposite of athletic. I was uncoordinated; I got injured a lot; and I was the girl that no one wanted when we were picking teams in gym. I didn’t just get picked last—people would fight over who had to take me. So, I’ve always felt pretty scared of/alienated from sportsy/exercisey pursuits. When I was 36, we moved to rural southwestern China, and the lifestyle there is so active that I ended up developing a few muscles by accident, and when we came back to America, I started working out pretty regularly to try to maintain that muscle. I never really liked it, though, and I always found it confusing. How do people know where to put their limbs? Is there such a thing as too sweaty? Can you die from using your arms too much?

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Working on the Turkish Get Up.

 Thoughts about strength training before & after

Beforehand, I actually liked weight-lifting more than any other kind of exercise, but I also thought of it as sort of a guilty pleasure that I snuck in while I was cheating on cardio. Also, I’d never had anyone actually tell me how to do it, so I hurt myself a few times. Now that I’ve been training at Restored Strength, I legit *love* it, and rather than hurting me, it seems to have taken away the pain in my knees and hips/back.

 

Challenging barrier you overcame

Apparently, I’m terrified of jumping up onto a box…? But I’d never had a reason to do it before, so I had no idea, and the fear came as a legit surprise to me the first time William asked me to do it. I don’t know if I’ve totally overcome that barrier yet, but I’ve been practicing it and no longer feel like I’m going to have a heart attack before I do it, I know I will overcome it. Just knowing I can overcome it is a big deal.

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Me on the day that my Uncle George finally let me use the augur.

Greatest achievement

The greatest thing is that I’m not in daily pain anymore. I’ve got trouble with both knees (multiple dislocations because my kneecaps sit too high) as well as my hips/lower back (hyper flexible SI joint). Before coming to Restored Strength, I’d been in pain almost daily for maybe 15-20 years. When I first talked to William about my goals, my #1 goal was to be in less pain so that I could be more active as I age, but I didn’t think it was possible to not have at least some pain every day. But after just maybe three weeks, both my knee and back pains were gone. I can now bend and go up stairs, and lift things and go on car trips, and I’m FINE. I forgot to bring Advil on a work trip recently, and I freaked out at first out of habit, but then I realized I didn’t even need it.

Also, OMG, you should see my thigh muscles. I don’t think I’ve ever had quads before.

Changes your family/friends noticed

Apparently I’m more cheerful…? At least my husband says so. J I struggle with depression and anxiety, and my symptoms for both have lessened—the depression especially. My husband has noticed that I’m less afraid of injuring myself, too. Before, I felt like I’d get one or two weeks of regular work-outs in before I’d hurt my knee or my back. I haven’t hurt myself at all since starting at Restored Strength. Plus, I have more energy, and I feel comfortable in my body for probably the first time. Most importantly, I can pick up all the stuff in the house that my husband used to have to pick up for me. In your face, Eric.

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Me and Eric (husband) and our cats, Quintron and Fred.

What do you tell people about our training

One of the best things about training at Restored Strength is that they’re really good about getting to know who you are and what you want to achieve and then taking you through a program in a way that you, specifically, need to do it. They’re really good at explaining stuff in a way that I can actually relate to as a non-fitnessy person, which is the mark of really good teaching. I’ve always thought about working out as necessary confusion and suffering, but at Restored Strength, they seem to focus on teaching me the right way to do an exercise and then have me do that exercise a manageably difficult number of times. Things increase so gradually that it’s really not like suffering at all. It’s fun. Also, instead of shaming you for eating candy, William will ask you which kind is your favorite.

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Working on split squats.

What do you enjoy about our training here

Everybody’s so nice and fun! The trainers and the trainees both. I’ve worked out with people all over the fitness spectrum, and unlike other gyms and fitness classes I’ve been to, everyone feels really equal and totally non-judgey. Plus, a lot of people have pets, and I get to hear about them. Sometimes there are pictures. It’s cool.

3 benefits you’ve noticed

1I’m not in pain anymore! I used to spend 3-4 nights a week just icing my back—I have so much more time for other projects now.
2. I no longer feel like I’m going to die if I don’t take a nap at 3pm.

3. I’ve started eating healthier, but, like, in a way that doesn’t feel like I’m subsisting on sticks and unseasoned grass. I’ve been enjoying vegetables and water and stuff. It’s weird but good

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Gym aftermath.

What makes the difference

I’ve never worked with another trainer, but I’ve done other fitness plans. Like, a bunch of them—running, weight machines, HIIT, yogalates, this weird routine with an inflatable ball, etc. I liked some of them okay, but I didn’t feel jazzed about any of them. And I was probably doing most of them wrong, because YouTube videos and the diagrams on gym equipment never answered my questions about form, no matter how politely I asked. But I did them pretty regularly 3-5 times a week for four years. In less than three months at Restored Strength, I’m working out for less time per week, but I’m now stronger, more energetic, and more pain-free than I’ve ever been before. Also, William is a much better conversationalist than YouTube videos.

Additional words

I can do cardio without running! I can do cardio without running! I can do cardio without running!

 

Saara has overcome so much in her short time at Restored Strength. It’s been amazing to see her excel in her strength and also her confidence. Saara takes the time to master her technique with her close attention to detail. There is nothing but great energy when she is in the room, Saara has such a unique background and similar interests, that she was made to be a part of our RS Family.

 

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Rebell of the Month: Deb Schroeder

Deb is greatly deserving to have the title Rebell of the Month for February! Deb has shown to be very reliable and has given her full effort every training session to help accomplish her goals. Deb has achieved many goals since she has started here at Restored Strength. She has gained strength and mobility in all movements and areas on her body. Deb is now able to do Goblet Squats from starting and working from bodyweight box squats! We are excited to share with you her story!

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Brian & I with our kids Christopher, Tiffany and Marrisa.

Your background

I have never been one to work out or do anything as far as exercise. Working with a trainer was something I never thought I would be doing.

Thoughts about strength training before & after

I first met with William in March 2017. At that point, I wasn’t positive I could make the commitment to train. I decided I need to prove to myself first that I could stick with something. I started adjusting my diet-gave up my Pepsi which anyone that knows me, knows that was hard and started walking almost daily. By September I had lost 50 lbs but still didn’t like where I was at and went back to meet with William and to start training.

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Deb working on her single leg reach. 

Challenging barrier you overcame

That I could do it and even do things I have never done in my life or things I thought would never be in my vocabulary.

Greatest achievement

Getting past that I couldn’t do this—didn’t have a lot of faith in myself at first. 

Changes your family/friends noticed

Your attitude!! You genuinely seem more happy, peppy, and overall confident in yourself! We noticed your determination and self-confidence right away. Your attitude and you’re a lot more confident in yourself.

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Our family Marissa, Sophie, Abby, Parker, Christopher, Me, Hunter, Logan, Brian & Matt.

What do you tell people about our training

That Tyler and William cater your training to what you want to accomplish. They have very flexible training as people can’t always do a certain time every week.

What do you enjoy about training here

Tyler and William are always positive they encourage you with even the little accomplishments. They are always willing to adjust your workout depending on things going on. It is a very non-judgmental environment.

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Deb working on her mobility.

 3 benefits you’ve noticed

 1. Loss of inches-even clothes I had gotten when first starting training fit differently.

2. Overall strength-just moving has become so much easier.

3. I just feel better-more energy-all of these have made me have more confidence in myself.

What makes the difference

I had never worked with a trainer or had even given it a thought before. Only thing I had ever tried was some aerobic training in my 20s and I really didn’t stick with it didn’t see much results.

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Brian and I are your typical high school “sweethearts”. We have been married for 34 years.

With the stress of everyday life, Deb always finds the strength to battle the negatives and crush her goals one day at a time. Working with Deb to help get her increase strength, mobility, and overall health, has been very uplifting. She has also lost a good amount of body fat percentage and has increased her muscle tone. With all of the things Deb has shown here at Restored Strength, she has earned the honor to be Rebell of the Month!

 

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Rebell of the Month: Leanna Olsem

Leanna is our Rebell of the month for December! Leanna always walks in with a big smile on her face and ready to take on the day when she come in to our facility! Leanna is a hard working Rebell that has been committed to her goals since starting with us. We are excited to share with you her story!

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Leanna working on deadlifts.

Your background

Training is not a word I would have ever associated with myself. I was never interested in sports or anything athletic. I knew I needed to get to work on getting healthy though. As I’ve aged it has become easier to gain fat and harder to lose it. I did a bit of weight workouts at the high school when they started a program for women a number of years ago. I liked it, but the time of day wasn’t ideal. Then I started working out with a friend doing a kettlebell program on DVD’s. I felt good, but I hurt my shoulder from doing things incorrectly. My friend and my schedule had changed, so I fell out of the routine. Once I quit exercising, I felt tired, my muscles were always tight and I was gaining weight fast. I tried a personal trainer, but schedules again made working out sporadic. I was looking for a program that was convenient and fit my schedule and would hold me accountable to exercising regularly.

 

Thoughts about strength training before & after

My mom had, and some of my sisters have osteoporosis or the start of it. I knew strength training is a big help in fighting that. I was always intimidated when I would be working out around other, more athletic people. I don’t feel that at Restored Strength. Everyone is so very encouraging.

Challenging barriers you overcame

Being able to have a bigger range of motion has been huge in how I feel on an everyday basis. We travel most weekends and sitting in a car for long periods of time would make me so tight and my muscles would just ache. As I’ve been working out at Restored Strength I haven’t gotten so tight on those trips and if I do, the recovery seems faster.

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Me with my husband, Doug. We’ve been married 35 years.

Greatest achievement

I don’t feel full of tight knots anymore and my flexibility has improved a lot since I began training. That’s been wonderful. I also love mastering the challenges that Coach William and Coach Tyler present me with. Who knew I could do real push-ups!

Changes your family/friends noticed

My clothes fit better and there’s a little more definition beginning to be noticeable in my arms and calves. I like that, but mostly I like feeling more energetic and only having good aches from pushing myself to get stronger.

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Tasting cupcakes for Hayley’s upcoming wedding.

What do you tell people about our training

Coach William and Coach Tyler are so encouraging. They are very good at creating workouts at your individual level that challenge you just enough to drive you to succeed. They also watch closely so if you get lazy or forgetful on technique, they are right there to make sure you’re doing the moves correctly and safely. That said, the atmosphere is fun and friendly so you don’t feel intimidated.

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Working on single leg flute bridges.

What do you enjoy about training here

 I like that we work on areas I feel the most in need. It’s a very tailored workout and I don’t have to compare or compete with anyone but myself. And the people are a lot of fun!

3 benefits you’ve noticed

  1. I have more energy since I began working out.
  2. I feel good and conquering new challenges.
  3. Confidence in myself.
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My Family: My husband, Doug and I in the middle. Our son, Ben with his wife, Carley and their
2 children, Our daughter Hayley and her fiancé, Jordan (kneeling), our daughter, Sara with her
husband, Cody and their 2 children.

What makes the difference

I like the smaller gym feel and how we get to know the people around us. I have confidence in Coach William and Coach Tyler as I see them constantly working on improving their training skills and passing that know-how onto us through their approach to our training.

 Leanna has well earned this title of being Rebell of the month! One of the greatest things about Leanna is her willingness to get out of her comfort zone and try new exercises. She has increased her strength significantly and is performing full push ups! It’s always a great time training with Leanna knowing that she is ready for anything we bring her way!

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Rebell of the Month: Roberta Wyatt

Roberta is our Rebell of the month for November! Roberta has been committed to her goals and has been working very hard. Watching Roberta increase her balance, strength, and her range of motion has been very impressive. She has made great progress with her consistency and commitment towards training. I am excited to share with you her story!

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Last year at a book signing at HyVee.

 

Your Background

Before coming to Restored Strength and training with William, my family had belonged to the local YMCA since before it was built. I must admit that I was always intimidated by the atmosphere in the training areas, and I often felt that I wasn’t prepared to train with folks who obviously knew what they were doing. I have never considered myself as someone who would “train”, or would work with a trainer. That changed when I started at Restored Strength.

Thoughts about strength training before & after

I had met William at a Chamber of Commerce “Let’s Connect” event and liked his enthusiasm and energy. I had already heard good things about the training going on there, but was intimidated and worried that I would not fit in…After my initial sessions, I started to feel that this was something I could not only do, but that he was willing to meet me where I was and could tailor a program that would challenge me. It was very uplifting to be training with people who were so positive and supportive! Before starting I thought it was only for “athletes”. Once starting, I found that it was not only something I could do, but that it brought so many positive things to my life, going beyond just the physical gains I experienced.

Challenging barriers you overcame

When I owned The Daily Grind I was constantly on my feet, and I felt I had great endurance and stamina. I would joke that while I wasn’t at my ideal weight, everything worked and I took my body and health for granted. That changed when I was diagnosed with several femur fractures about 5 years ago. I was treated, which included rehab, but I never really recovered. Fast forward to working with William and the knee issues that had never really gone away resurfaced. When I needed to meet with my doctor regarding this, he was impressed that I had great flexibility and strength, (due to my training at Restored Strength), and while I will be, (eventually!), having a knee replacement, I know that my training has helped me immensely. I NEVER feel any pain or discomfort while working out, as everything William has me do is tailored exactly to me and my needs.

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Roberta working on swings 

Greatest achievement

I am extremely proud of my continuing commitment to changing my lifestyle. I would love to stay in bed, but I get myself up and out to my sessions, often driving in from Sioux Falls to be training at 8am. The accountability of having someone in your corner helps, but it has shown me that I can succeed at this program, and that I can stay with my training schedule. Seeing my stamina and body change for the better is wonderful, but it is staying with the commitment to continuing a healthy journey that I am most proud about.

Changes your family/friends noticed

My husband has noticed my increase in energy and muscle tone. I think he is proud that I am taking this time for myself, which is something I would not have done in the past. My friend, Rebekah, has told me that she sees changes in my posture, the way I walk and my tush, too! 😉 I have noticed changes in my overall stamina, my ability to stay on task for longer periods of time, and even my breathing has changed for the better. I would have been out of breath easily in the past, but not now. My balance has greatly improved and I feel more confident that as I grow older I can continue to age more gracefully with this training program.

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Roberta working on step ups.

What do you tell people about our training

I have referred friends to Restored Strength! I tell them that William meets you where you are, and that you are treated respectfully. He believes everyone has an inner athlete “Rebell” and his goal is to improve your life, based on your desires and expectations. I would tell them that the entire process will leave them feeling more empowered and strong. The atmosphere is fun and those I am privileged to workout with help me to be a better me. It is money and time well spent and I wish I would have started sooner!

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1980, US Navy, Monterey, California. I’m in the middle, bottom row.

What do you enjoy about training here

Of course, I like it when a session is done and I feel a sweaty sense of accomplishment! Seriously, after a session on an early Monday morning is completed, I feel everything else just fall into place for my week. I appreciate the positive vibes that William brings to the space and I am amazed at what I can do, given his encouragement and guidance. The atmosphere is always upbeat and supportive, not at all intimidating.

3 benefits you’ve noticed

Since training at Restored Strength, I feel like I belong in this atmosphere. Being surrounded by others who are welcoming and encouraging has helped me feel like this is a “new normal” for me, and has left me feeling more confident. I have become committed to myself and hold myself accountable for my health journey. I am making positive steps towards a “bucket list” goal coming up in a couple of years, which would not have been possible had I not started this work.

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My wedding, 1991, with my sister, Kelly.

What makes the difference

William and his intern, Tyler, have a great way of meeting you where you are in your fitness journey, while still stretching your limits. Working with someone you trust is so very important, and while I have joined other programs in the past I never felt the personal encouragement that I have at Restored Strength. I am accountable to someone who is completely respectful of me, which has not been my experience in the past. The upbeat and positive atmosphere fosters a sense of community among those working out together and William is responsible for setting this tone. In the past, I would have been intimidated and afraid to try many of the things I can now do and that is because of Restored Strength and the supportive guidance I receive from William.

 

Additional words

I have never thought of myself as athletic, and even though I served in the Navy I never really gave myself credit for what my body could do…I would focus on diet, or weight, or some other indicator of health, rather than pursuing building on strengths. I have taken my health for granted and, as I age, I see that I need to be an active participant in maintaining and building my well-being. Working at Restored Strength has shown me that I am in charge of my physical health, and that I can do amazing things that I never thought I would be capable of accomplishing. I find that most of what slowed me down was my mindset, and that with the right encouragement I am making strides I never would have thought possible before this regimen. If you’re on the fence, I would strongly encourage you to give Restored Strength a month of your time. I have no doubt that you will be just as pleased with the ongoing results as I have been.

 

Roberta is always open-minded when it comes to our training, she is eager to try new things and willing to give everything a try. It’s always a great time training with Roberta, listening to her stories about traveling to learning more about the history of Marshall. Roberta has gone above and beyond to her commitment to better health. She has a great understanding of what it means to be strong and healthy!

 

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Strength Training for Health

Strength training has become more popular now than it has ever been, but there are still some misconceptions that we have about strength training. Some people still believe that strength training can make you big and bulky, make you immobile, and can cause injury. These are old beliefs that still linger, in which gives strength training a bad name. Let’s dive into some of the benefits that strength training can do for us.

 

In order to begin, let me clarify what I mean when I say “strength training”. Strength training (in our facility) revolves around the aspect of 7 big movements which is, lower body pushing/pulling, upper body horizontal pushing/pulling, upper body vertical pushing/pulling, single leg work, mobility, and trunk (abdominal exercises revolving around carrying, anti-rotation, stabilization, anti-extension). These are the premises of what we do, we work on big movements not muscles. The reason we use movements over muscles is that no muscle works alone, every action is carried over by another, if we are able to train the movement and get more muscles engaged we get a greater training effect from the fact that more muscles are being activated.

 

Stronger Muscles: Strength training can help you build stronger muscles, having stronger muscles can help with everyday activities. Think about the times you were unable perform a task because you didn’t have the strength for it. An example would be carrying garbage to the dumpster or moving some boxes around at home, this could even mean walking upstairs. When we are able to add in strength training, our day to day tasks become easier because the muscles are stronger.

We are also able to reduce the chances of an injury, injuries sometimes occur when certain muscles are asked to do a task and cannot complete it, so they ask another group of muscles to help that usually wouldn’t. Max Shank talks about “pissing off the neighbors” in which he describes this as “if you have an imbalance of muscle tension or strength on opposite sides of a joint, it will get pulled out of its ideal position–which increases the risk of injury and decreases performance”. In another word, being able to develop strength in the muscles will allow them to become stronger and function in their intended way.

Lean Muscle Mass: When we strength train we are adding more lean muscle mass to our body. We are able to become leaner and lose more body fat with the newfound muscle mass we have developed. Adding lean muscle mass means to have growth within the cells that equals an enlargement of the tissue. Having more muscle mass requires your body to use more energy, this means our metabolism increases as well because we are needing to feed our bodies more food to sustain this newfound muscle growth. Getting to eat more and get leaner, who wouldn’t want that?!
Carrying around more muscle mass is a good thing to have, these denser tissues now protect our ligaments and tendons even more, which is great for injury prevention. Having lean muscle mass does not mean looking like a body builder, it means to reduce the amount of body fat we have around these muscles. Denser muscles protect our body from harm, evidence shows us that going into a surgery with prior strength training equals a quicker recovery.

 

Reduction in injuries: Strength training has the ability to help us reduce injury as mentioned above, there is a common phrased called “Injury Prevention” in regards to reduction of injuries. The only issue is we cannot prevention injury, we can only reduce the exposure of it, no matter how much prevention you do sometimes injuries do occur. Strength training allows us to work on exercises that helps us with correcting asymmetries in the body that sometimes can be the cause of pain or can lead to injuries. These asymmetries are common with almost everyone, whether it be from repetitive motions with your body or from past injuries, there are underlining issues that we are not made aware of until we are made notice of these differences within the body.

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When you are stronger, your joints become healthier and also the body becomes more mobile as well. An old belief about weight training was that if you are strength training you will become muscle bound and it would reduce your mobility. This is not the case anymore, if you are training properly you should see an increase in the range of motion in your joints. Weight bearing exercises also allows for us to build stronger bones, when we add strength training to our regimen our bones become denser. When the muscles become stronger they are quicker to engage and less likely to fatigue, this is how we can reduce the exposure to injuries.

 

Strength training is not just for the young or those who are wanting to become power lifters. Being strong is not about how much weight you can move or how many pull ups you can do, it’s about how you can make your life better. Strength has a greater purpose than just being strong, it allows us to live healthier lives. Hopefully this can give you a clearer idea as to what true strength training can do for you.

 

 

 

Rebell of the Month: Traci Kruse

Traci is our Rebell of the month for October! Traci is one strong woman when it comes to training. It has been very impressive seeing Traci increase her strength and excel in her sport of running. Traci started with our “Run Strong” program, and became a full time Rebell after our program ended. I am excited to share with you her story!

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Hubs and I at SMSU Gala 

Your background

I played Volleyball and ran track in high school, until I tore my ACL. After that, I did not participate in any organized sports or training. I have run on and off throughout the years, but over the past 1-2 years I became much more serious about running. Because of my running, I started to strength train to try and help with speed and endurance.   

Thoughts about strength training before & after

I had never done any kind of organized strength training before Restored Strength. Since starting, I appreciate that it is so personalized to the goals I want to achieve and takes into account my previous injury and the imbalances it has caused.

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Traci doing barbell bridges 

Challenging barriers you overcame

As with most activities, it’s a mental game. I had to work through the “I can’t do that” phase before I really started making progress. Since letting go of that, I’ve been able to accomplish more than I thought I could.

Greatest achievement

I found Restored Strength while training for my first half marathon. I think that regular strength training helped me finish strong and avoid injury.

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After my half marathon 

Changes your family/friends noticed

I have become a more active person than i used to be. I have noticed that I have better posture while sitting at my desk. My arms are also more toned than they have ever been!

What do you tell people about our training

Everything about Restored Strength is personalized. Personalized to your goals, to any history of injury, and to your schedule. Workout times are quite flexible.

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Family at Falls Park 

What do you enjoy about training here

The flexible schedule is huge for me as my work schedule can be chaotic at times. It’s also a fun, friendly environment!

3 benefits you’ve noticed

I’ve gotten stronger, have more endurance, and have better balance.  

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Back squats for days 

What makes the difference

Restored Strength is the first trainer I’ve worked with!

 

Traci has no limits when it comes to working hard, when she is faced with a new challenge she takes it on with no hesitation. Seeing how much her strength has improved is amazing, we’ve overcome barriers of upper body strength to recovering from sport injuries. Traci refuses to give up when things get tough, this is something that we really admire about her. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know and train such an amazing person!

Watch her story!