What exercise is best for burning fat? Building a healthy heart? Helping you feel more vibrant and alive? Easy to maintain? The Pritikin Exercise Program, based on scientifically proven principles, delivers all the above.
Our exercise program, in conjunction with our nutrition guidelines, are the foundation of the Pritikin Program. Together, they are the gold standard in health and wellness. They'll put you on the best path to a leaner, healthier body.
Benefits of the Pritikin Exercise Program
- Plays a vital role in preventing and even reversing heart disease
- Strengthens and tones the body
- Most effective in burning body fat
- Promotes safe, long-term weight loss
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels in people with pre-diabetes and diabetes
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Increases bone density, which helps prevent osteoporosis
- Improves overall sense of well-being and confidence
Your Main Exercise Program
At the Pritikin Longevity Center, you will receive a highly customized, physician-directed plan involving three key types of exercise:
- Cardiovascular (Aerobic)
- Strength Training, and
All are designed to be easy to weave into your daily life when you return home. We accommodate all levels, from Olympic-caliber athletes to people with medical challenges or sports injuries.
Each morning, you meet with your exercise physiologist in a small-group environment for closely monitored aerobic exercise, followed by a cool down with gentle stretching.
Every other morning, you also attend a strength training class. On alternate days, you're in core and stretch class.
In addition to your morning program of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training, we offer a variety of exercise electives throughout the day, including:
In addition to our main exercise program and electives, our fitness team offers private training for individuals wishing highly personalized attention. For more information, see our Menu of Services. Especially popular lately is private training in yoga.
More On Your Main Pritikin Exercise Program...
1. Cardiovascular Exercise
Throughout your aerobic workout, your exercise physiologists closely guide you – monitoring your heart rate every few minutes while you increase your endurance and cardiovascular fitness. They're great cheerleaders, too.
You will also learn how to chart your own progress.
At the end of your stay, you and your physiologist will develop a personal exercise program you can easily follow at home.
2. Strength Training
You will be introduced to a simple yet effective strength training program designed to strengthen bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
In an exceptionally safe, small-group environment, your physiologist will guide you through your exercise routine. Within a few weeks, you'll see the results – a leaner, fitter you. Yes, with the right strength training routine, you get results quickly!
The Pritikin Strength Training Program will increase your lean body mass, muscular strength, and endurance.
Weight training also increases your metabolism, which helps your body burn fat more efficiently.
Strength training has also been shown to improve blood sugar management for people with diabetes as well as increase bone density, helping to prevent osteoporosis.
Our flexibility program is designed to be enjoyable as well as beneficial. It reduces muscle tension and stiffness, improves coordination, increases range of motion, and promotes better posture.
A Team Of Fitness Professionals
Our fitness staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with university degrees in Exercise Physiology. Both your exercise physiologist and medical physician will closely monitor your progress, helping you attain your goals. Over the years, they've helped thousands rediscover their strength and vitality.
Working Out at Home
At the end of your stay, you and your exercise physiologist will develop a personal exercise program for home use. It's custom-designed to fit your individual schedule, taking into account your travel schedules, daily work, and personal exercise preferences.
Healthier, More Joyful Living
All this attention really pays off. Within just a few days, you'll not only start seeing the results, you'll be feeling them.
You've discovered the best way to burn fat and the best way to live. The Pritikin Way.