The Proof

RESEARCH BASED FITNESS

Classics is a research based fitness center that is compiling thousands of journals and articles to best support the exercises that will be designated just for you and your goals. In the future, this page will have access to the many articles supporting each individual exercise plan. Thus, you will never need to wonder if your plan is right for you.

“There is a fountain of youth. Millions have discovered it – the secret to feeling better and living longer. It’s called Staying Active. Finding a program that works for you and sticking with it can pay big dividends. Regular exercise can prevent or delay diabetes and heart trouble. It can also reduce arthritis pain, anxiety and depression. It can help people of all ages stay independent.”

There are four main types of exercise and those ages 50 and beyond need some of each:

  • Endurance activities – like walking or riding a bike – which build “staying power” and improve the health of the heart and circulatory system
  • Strengthening exercises which build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss
  • Stretching exercises to keep the body limber and flexible – our aging bodies begin to produce a more rigid type of connective tissue.
  • Balance exercises to reduce the chances of a falls

NIH: National Institute on Aging

LINKS

Journal Archive
We are routinely compiling research articles and sources into our archives to provide you with an optimal fitness experience. Coming soon
The Cooper Institute
Founded by the “Father of Aerobics” Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH. They maintain the largest database with an objective measure of fitness. Research using these data has affected much of our country’s public health policy. Click the link below to find several articles and what exercise can do for you. www.cooperinstitute.org
NATIONAL INSTITUTE on Aging
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines. http://go4life.niapublications.org