William Sturgeon

Fitness Professional (Woodlake)

Contact:  William.Sturgeon@joingreatlife.com

Fitness Industry Since: 2014
Hometown: Granite Falls, MN

 Education and Professional Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science

  • Certified Massage Therapist

  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

  • RKC Certified Kettlebell Coach

  • Certified Functional Strength Coach

    Specialty Areas:

  • Active Adults Over 40

  • Golf & Athletic Performance

  • Sports & Therapeutic Massage

  • Functional Strength Training

  • Injury Recovery 

Why I chose a career in fitness:

“I love helping people become the best versions of themselves because I believe we’re all capable of improving our mental and physical health.”

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Getting Strong for Life 

 William Sturgeon 

If you haven’t seen the most recent news about longevity and health, let me briefly inform you about it. New studies are showing that one of the biggest keys to longevity is strength training. This is because after 30 your muscle mass begins to slowly decline, which means that the use it or lose it principle is very much true. 

Why strength training? 

Strength training has a significantly large benefit for the body and mind, it is also one of the best ways to increase strength and improve muscle mass. There’s an old and outdated idea that “I don’t want to strength train because I’ll get big and bulky”, unless you have years ready to commit to 5-6 days of weightlifting with an intensive approach to nutrition this won’t happen. Lifting weights will not make you a bodybuilder similar to driving a car won’t make you a Nascar driver. 

When you are strength training, you are building stronger bones to help reduce or prevent osteoporosis, increase lean muscle mass, improve joint health, enhance cognitive function, and list goes on and on. If you get caught up in thinking that strength training is about lifting the heaviest weight your body can and working out to complete soreness, then you’re not doing it correctly. There is a time and a place to do those things, but they’re very rare that you would need to push your body to that extreme.  

With proper strength training you can reduce the risk of health concerns and physical injuries. For example, if you have more muscle on your body the likelihood of you getting type 2 diabetes reduces and if you were to fall your injuries wouldn’t be as high because your muscles can protect your bones from breaking, along with your bones being denser. 

Overall, it’s critical and important to start working on improving your health and wellbeing for a long life of enjoyment and enrichment through activities you love doing. 

If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the gym or need some help and guidance with your fitness journey connect with one of our trainers to help you get started with a FREE GreatSTART session where they can help you get started!