At Acton Fitness, you are going to learn the difference between fat loss and weight loss. Asking for weight loss is essentially the same as asking for muscle loss. By now, most of us have heard that losing muscle is a bad thing. In fact, all healthy diet and exercise programs must include an aggressive approach to not only keeping your muscle, but also rebuilding additional muscle.
Muscle is the engine that burns both calories consumed as well as calories stored (body fat!). Industry experts refer to both simultaneous muscle building and fat loss as body re-composition. Early on, this will not move the scale down much, but what it will do is start making a person look smaller, firmer and leaner. And, most important of all, increasing strength while decreasing body fat is the only way to sustain a smaller, firmer, stronger and healthier body. We can say, “it usually takes proper nutrition to get small, but it always takes healthy muscles to stay small”! You can read more about this topic in our book Fitness Fraud.
When you are ready to take the next step in your fitness goals, we are prepared to resource you with the tools and information that you need for success. Our team has been working in the fitness industry for decades! We know the lies that are being spread around, and we know what it takes to correct wrong thinking and get you on the path to success. Check out our membership options to learn about some of the programs we offer; these are designed to bring you success and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. You can also call us at the gym to discuss your options and to begin a membership today!