Sarah Brookes - Personal Trainer Bournemouth

Nutrition & Weight Loss Specialist


Expert Personal Training, Nutrition Coaching & Body Transformation

Bournemouth, Ringwood & New Forest - private studio, home or online

Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity:


  • Reduces the risk of premature death 

  • Reduces the risk of developing and/or dying from heart disease 

  • Reduces high blood pressure or the risk of developing high blood pressure 

  • Reduces high cholesterol or the risk of developing high cholesterol 

  • Reduces the risk of developing colon cancer and breast cancer 

  • Reduces the risk of developing diabetes 

  • Reduces or maintains body weight or body fat 

  • Builds and maintains healthy muscles, bones, and joints 

  • Reduces depression & anxiety 

  • Improves psychological well-being

Benefits of Strength Training:



  • Increased muscular strength 

  • Increased strength of tendons and ligaments 

  • Cabn improve flexibility (range of motion of joints) 

  • Reduced body fat and increased lean body mass (muscle mass) 

  • Can decrease resting systolic and diastolic blood pressure 

  • Positive changes in blood cholesterol 

  • Improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity 

  • Improved strength, balance, and functional ability in older adults

 Benefits of Aerobic Exercise:


  • Increased maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) 

  • Improvement in cardivascular/cardiorespiratory function (heart and lungs) 

  • Increased maximal cardiac output (amount of blood pumped every minute) 

  • Increased maximal stroke volume (amount of blood pumped with each beat) 

  • Increased blood volume and ability to carry oxygen 

  • Reduced workload on the heart for any given submaximal exercise intensity 

  • Increased blood supply to muscles and ability to use oxygen 

  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure  

  • Increased threshold for lactic acid accumulation 

  • Lower resting systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with high blood pressure 

  • Increased HDL Cholesterol (the good cholesterol) 

  • Reduced body fat and improved weight control



Lets talk a bit about exercise – we all know that keeping fit is good for us but do we really know why? Many of us think that a trainer is there to help you look good, improve your appearance and or self esteem – all of these are true however the main benefit is to help you achieve a healthy body and lifestyle and to gain the knowledge to keep your hard work up into later life – Regular exercise and physical activity are extremely important and beneficial for long-term health and well-being.