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Weight training.

Drop whatever preconceived notions you have about lifting weights. People of every size, shape and skill level can participate in and reap the benefits of weight training.

As you get older, muscle mass more quickly turns to fat, making weight training pivotal in keeping muscles lean and strong. These benefits also extend to strengthening bones and connecting muscles and tissue, which helps mobility and prevents injury.

These exercises are generally high intensity, but can be modified based on your goals. Experts suggest doing weight training sessions just two to three times a week to see results.

But playing it smart with weights is key. While you might be able to tell the difference between pushing yourself and overdoing it on some workouts, the chance for injury with weights is much more prevalent without the help of a trained professional.


10 Fitness, multiple locations

A Kick Above Personal Training Studio, Little Rock

Anytime Fitness,

Conwoy, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Greenbrier & Morrilton

Details: Free weights, machines

Arkansas Fitness & Athletics, Little Rock

Details: Functional strength training in a group fitness setting.

Customized workouts that range from athletes to the everyday person.

Athletic Revolution Riverdale, Little Rock

Carousel Fit 4 Life Wellness Center

(501) 372-3348, North Little Rock

Details: Personal training

Clubhaus Fitness, Little Rock

Details: Free weights, PIN-select equipment, Kenesis I

Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center, two locations in Conway

CrossFit Align, North Little Rock

Details: Weightlifting clinics

CrossFit Little Rock, Little Rock

CrossFit Midpoint, Little Rock

Details: Olympic lifting, powerlifting

Custom Fit By Nicki, Sheridan

D1 Little Rock, Little Rock

Details: Olympic lifting, strength training, powerlifting

Downtown Athletic Club, Little Rock

FastFit, Little Rock

Details: Bodyweight training, kettlebell training, and barbell training all done in a 30-minute EXPRESS workout system

Fit Factory Little Rock, Little Rock

Details: Dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, Weights 101 with Jeff

Functional Health and Fitness, LLC - David Houk, Physical Therapist, Little Rock

Health & Fitness in the Heights, Little Rock

Details: Full circuit, free weights up to 100 pounds

IM=X Pilates, Little Rock

Details: Weights incorporated in many of the Pilates & barre classes

Jazzercise Conway Fitness Center, Conway

Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center, Little Rock

Little Rock Athletic Club, Little Rock

Details: Three different weight floors

Little Rock Racquet Club, Little Rock

McClure Fitness, Benton & Little Rock

Details: TRX strength training

North Linie Rock Athletic Club, North Little Rock

Orangetheory Fitness, two locations in Little Rock

Details: Extensive high intensity, low impact weight training with variations for restrictions

Orlando's Personal Fitness, Little Rock

Details: Kids fitness program, personal training

Results by Tina Personal Training Studio, Little Rock

Details: Machines, kettlebells, free weights, TRX

Rock City Crossfit, North Little Rock

Details: Dumbbells, GHDs, reverse hyper, power racks, bench press, incline bench press, olympic platforms, deadlift platforms, atlas stones, farmer's handles, kettlebells, yokes, tires, logs, husafel, circus dumbbells, safety squat bar, bands, chains are all available for athletes looking to compete in strongman, weightlifting, and powerlifting

Snap Fitness, Little Rock

Triumph MMA & Fitness, Greenbrier

Wellness Revolution Crossfit, Little Rock

Details: Powerlifting, olympic lifting


* you prefer reps to timers.

* you want muscle definition.

* you feel a bit frail. Weight training actually prevents injury.
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Title Annotation:FITNESS
Publication:Arkansas Business
Geographic Code:1U7AR
Date:May 29, 2017
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