Getting in shape requires dedication, consistency, a healthy diet, and a solid workout routine. When you find yourself grinding multiple days out of the week, it might be a good idea to add a new challenge to the mix. Weight training is a great way to build muscle endurance and increase your overall strength.

At Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate, we offer weight training classes utilizing weight machines as well as classes where you it’s just you and your own body weight. Further, all Kennedy Fitness members receive a free personal training session each month from a professional who can guide you on proper form.


Use your body weight

If you’re new to weight training, consider using your body weight to create resistance for your muscles. Equipment-free routines include push-ups, squats, and core exercises — and they all allow you to manage your body weight.


Start with a weight you can handle

After you’ve mastered using your body weight, it’s time for the real stuff. Going into a weight training class can be a little overwhelming, especially when you start gazing at the numerous options of weights. The best way to choose the weight of dumbbells, barbells, or kettlebells is by choosing a weight that is heavy enough to challenge you without jeopardizing your form.


Master good form

Maintaining a good form when lifting weights should be a priority. Not only does it allow you to perform the exercise properly, but it also prevents you from experiencing muscle tears and injuries. Using weights that are too heavy will force you to get support from other parts of your body when instead, you should be focusing on a few key parts. You’ll know when you’re using a weight that you can handle because you will be able to gain stability and utilize your core.


Finish with a post-workout stretch

After you’ve completed your weight training class, it’s important to stretch. After a successful workout, your muscles will still be still warm and stretching them out during this time can improve flexibility.

You can locate the group spinning class schedule in Cherry Hill, NJ or the weight training and pilates schedule in Burlington County by browsing through the schedule section of our website. You may also contact us directly for questions and inquiries regarding any of our classes by calling us at 1-800-875-2720.