Ask the Expert: Getting in shape with the TOSH FIT adult fitness program

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Ask the Expert - TOSH Fit

What's one thing you can do to enhance your health? Give yourself 30 minutes for a healthier, happier and stronger you with the TOSH FIT adult fitness program.

The TOSH FIT Program is brought to you by the same team that trains elite athletes at TOSH–The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray. This adult fitness program is designed for people who want to get in shape, lose weight, and improve their overall health.

If you’re busy and don’t want? to spend hours in a gym, this is the program for you. Classes are 30 minutes long and start as early as 6 a.m. Classes are small (six people or less) and allow you to get personalized training in a non-gym environment.

The TOSH Fit program is a convenient way for adults to get in the recommended daily 30 minutes of exercise using the TOSH FIT program, especially for those who do not want a typical gym experience.

The TOSH Fit program is a great way to workout. The routine consists of a mix of different drills to help your heart and get you in shape.

The TOSH FIT program is designed to help individuals:

• Build strength

• Increase cardiovascular fitness

• Develop a stronger core

• Lose weight

• Improve balance

How the TOSH FIT program works: Baseline Testing – Know Where You Are & Where You Have Been

During your second week of training you will be measured for the following:

• Weight

• Girth measurements

• Upper body strength

• Lower body strength

• Core strength

• Power

After 12 weeks of conditioning, the same measurements will be taken again so you can see your progress.

Why is this so important? New data from the Centers for Disease Control confirms that more Americans die from cardiovascular disease than anything else. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 out of 3 deaths in the U.S.

"Our goal is to improve their strength, improve the balance, coordination, help people develop more cardio vascular fitness and just those things that tend to decrease as we age." said TOSH FIT coordinator and athletic sports trainer McKenzie Evans.

Doctors recommend five days of exercise a week for at least 30 minutes, and the structured workout from the TOSH Program, coupled with expert instruction won't waste your time.

Trainers tailor the TOSH Program to fit age, gender, and physical abilities – an individual approach in a small group setting.

A mother and TOSH fit participant, Amy Rex has been going for almost a year and says it's a life changing routine.

"I'm showing my kids that being healthy is important and it's not just to be thin but it's about overall health," Rex said.

Another TOSH participant, Yvonne Holdener, says: "It allows me to do more things athletically with them and not be the one that stays home while they go out and have fun."

One thing that the program offers is support and that's what keeps the participants coming back day after day to exercise.

Classes start at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday at TOSH–The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at 5770 South and 300 in Murray. The classes run every half hour throughout the day. The program costs $60 for 12 sessions.

Call 801-314-2996 to sign up for TOSH FIT today.

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