The 5 key requirements to achieve physical fitness are: Muscular Strength: The ability of the muscle to exert force during an activity. The key to making your muscles stronger is working them against resistance, whether that be from weights, gravity, springs.
Muscular Endurance: The ability of the muscle to continue to perform without fatigue.
Cardiorespiratory Endurance: The ability to use the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply fuel during sustained physical activity.
Flexibility: The range of motion around a joint. Good flexibility in the joints can help prevent injuries through all stages of life.
Body composition: The amount of muscle, fat, bone, and other vital parts of the body. A person’s total body weight may not change over time, but his/her body composition may, resulting in a greater fat gain and greater muscle loss. The bathroom scale does not assess how much of that body weight is fat and how much is lean mass (muscle, bone, tendons, and ligaments).
Taking a class on the Megaformer™ is a great way to achieve all 5 elements of physical fitness in just 50 minutes.
Kathy Dickson of Atlanta explains how the Megaformer™ has transformed traditional Pilates into form fitness.
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