Our purpose is to work with people to build a strong foundation of solid functional fitness and real nutrition. We believe that it’s upon that foundation that one can build a life full of health, happiness, and hope.
Functional Strength + Better Balance + Proper Nutrition =
YOUR BEST LIFE
MORE LEAN MUSCLE
Functional Strength is the cornerstone of physical fitness and wellbeing
In life, Balance is critical to our well being and happiness. Solid physical Balance allows us to enjoy more of the physical pursuits that bring us joy and happiness. But, we also seek Balance in all aspects of our lives, the emotional and spiritual, as well as the physical
We nourish our bodies, minds, and souls with proper Nutrition
We base everything we do on rigorous Scientific evidence and research
We are a Community working together toward the common objective of better quality of life and wellness
Our team, members, and patients actively Care for each other and are committed to improving the lives of those around us
The ASB Manifesto
Accelerators are completely redefining what it means to grow stronger.
We are Leaner, Stronger, Wiser, and Free!
The decades of our youth may be in the rearview, but Accelerators look to the years ahead with enthusiasm and excitement because we KNOW the best is yet to come.
We control how good – or bad – those years can be. We recognize that life is a gift and are committed to living ours out to the fullest.
Accelerators don’t accept the false narrative that suggests that we should “slow down,” or tells us “it’s just part of getting older.”
That cynical manifesto is rubbish!
Accelerators set audacious goals and tackle long bucket lists because we LOVE our life and want to live every moment as though we have far too little of it left – whether that’s 50 years, 5 years, or 5 months.
We reject the usual stereotypes… “middle-aged”, “older”, “seniors”, or any other condescending labels meant to define or limit us.
Accelerators won’t depend on a “healthcare system” that has failed to keep us healthy.
We see through the fad diets, the trendy gyms, the exercise gimmicks, the latest must-have gadgets and expensive machines. Those empty promises have left us discouraged, frustrated, and our wallets empty.
Accelerators are in the driver’s seat, we know what we need to do and how, and we are fully in control of our lives.
We aren’t simply delaying the inevitable, we are completely redefining what it means to grow stronger as we grow older.
As the poet, Dylan Thomas wrote… we refuse to “go gentle into that good night”!
Catherine Kling Nourse
Well, to begin with we don’t consider ourselves a gym. We are a Strength and Balance Center. There are loads of nice gyms out there. And most will probably cost you less than what you might spend at Accelerated Strength & Balance. We don’t particularly want to be associated with that noisy market segment. That entire industry is supported by innumerable “members” who join up and regularly pay their monthly fees, but seldom to never use the facility or take advantage of the programs offered there. If you are currently a member of some gym and are disciplined about working out there regularly, then you are already being well served and are probably in the right place. However, if you are like 99% of the rest of the population that is in their second fifty years, gyms may be an alien, confusing, and intimidating environment. Plenty of people in their second fifty years feel uncomfortable, overwhelmed, and inadequate in typical gyms. That’s why our membership has been growing so quickly. We are the antidote to that sort of atmosphere or environment.
- We meet everyone where they are on the continuum of health and fitness.
- We do not judge.
- We intentionally foster an environment that is welcoming, comforting, supportive, and fun.
- Our members are always supervised by qualified and experienced Strength and Balance Coaches.
- Our programs and level variations are designed to address the needs and challenges of people in their second fifty years.
- We are evidenced based. Everything we do is founded upon rigorous scientific research.
- We are outcomes oriented. We regularly reassess our entire membership to validate our programming and approach. This also allows our members to empirically assess their progress and allows our Strength and Balance team to make any adjustments that might help a member continue to progress.
While we don’t specifically exclude “cardio”, it’s true that our focus is more on the development and preservation of functional strength and balance.
We define “functional strength” as the strength we need to successfully accomplish the things we need to in our everyday lives and aspire to in our dreams.
Our Strength and Balance classes are designed in such a way that each participant will induce a substantial cardiovascular stimulus from each workout. You do not need to pound out miles on a treadmill or pedal furiously on a stationary bike to strengthen your cardio-respiratory system.
Having said all of that, we recognize that what is generally referred to as “cardio” is an important element to complete physical fitness and overall health. When people use the term “cardio” they are most often referring to cardio respiratory fitness and function. It is indisputable that this aspect of fitness is critical to overall health.
To augment our Strength and Balance schedule, we are preparing to offer classes that are specifically focused on cardio-respiratory fitness. Those will be added to our class schedules in the near future.
Most classes are capped at 8 people.
Some of our Level 1 classes are limited to 3-4 so that the coaches can focus more on each member’s needs.
Some of our specialty classes can be larger with 10+ members.
Everyone! We believe that more than any other areas on the continuum of fitness and health, these two critical components are the two most critical to enjoying good quality of life and well being.
Our Strength and Balance classes run about 45 minutes.
- Each class begins with a 10-12 minute warm up period, most of which involves preparatory movements that serve to improve our balance.
- From there, we spend 10-12 minutes on core strengthening and spinal stability.
- Then we move to resistance training. This can involve weights, dumbbells, machines, bands, pulleys, or body weight movements. This takes about 15-20 minutes.
- Finally, each class wraps up with stretching to improve flexibility.
There are open access periods throughout the week that a member could come in to workout on their own. But, those members need to be cleared to do so by our Strength and Balance team.
Most of our members participate in small group classes or one on one training.
Classes are programmed each day throughout the week. You can find our schedule and a description of the classes here:
Functional strength is the strength we need to happily and successfully accomplish the things we want and need to in our daily living.
Core strength is a loosely defined term that generally refers to the strength associated with muscles that support our trunk. It’s meaning can vary a bit depending on who’s using the term and what they’re referring to. But, in general core strength refers to the strength we need to maintain and develop to support our spine in a safe and healthy manner.
24 Lyman St, Suite 140
To Get Started:
While there are several options available to meet the needs and objectives of just about anyone, everyone begins with a comprehensive assessment of strength, function, and balance. We call this the Initial Strength and Balance Assessment. But, no worries, it doesn’t take much time, doesn’t hurt, and involves only a very modest amount of exertion. The results of this assessment allow us to better understand your strengths and areas for development and allow us to create a personalized program for each new member.
To schedule your free assessment, fill out the form below:
Please check out our membership options page for more information
GETTING STARTED IS EASY
While there are several options available to meet the needs and objectives of just about anyone, everyone begins with a comprehensive assessment of strength, function, and balance.
We call this the Initial Strength and Balance Assessment:
To schedule your free assessment, fill out the form below: