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Allen is more than those- much more. He is insightful, resourceful, intuitive, energetic and optimistic. in short- a force to be reckoned with. How do I know? I have been trained and counseled by Allen for almost five years. At first I was merely interested in the physical development side of Allen but then it developed into something much deeper- something rare between modern males. Don’t misunderstand, under Allen’s tutelage I was able to earn my Black Belt in Krav but the education did not stop there. Allen has an intuitive feel for a person’s psyche and needs. You have a problem; Allen typically has a practical solution. You have an emotional set back, Allen is there to stop the slide and move you forward. You have a physical goal or even slide back, Allen is there to push you forward or to stop your slide backward. Allen has the knowledge, he has the capability and he has the wherewithal to improve almost anyone that seeks his help. Ask Allen to be your coach- both physical and lifestyle- you will be a better person in a very short period of time.

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Where do I even begin...I'll start by saying I live 45 minutes from Fitness One and yet I still go there! Why? Because I've never experienced a workout like the one I get a Fitness One. I've tried several different gyms and nothing even comes close! The energy, the encouragement, the feeling you have after a work out is incredible. I've done cardio at a box gym that is closer to my house, and when I've looked at my fitness tracker, I got so frustrated because I had only burned half the calories in the same amount of time that I would at Fitness One. The kick boxing classes are a huge stress reliever for me too. In 45 minutes you burn so many calories and leave feeling like you've really accomplished something. My energy level is better, my clothes fit better, and I'm getting tone. Whatever your fitness goals are they can help you. I absolutely love this gym!

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Great classes and instructors. They have a variety of classes to fit your personality and fitness goals. You will find top of the line equipment and knowledgeable staff. They offer aerobics, weight training, boxing and martial arts classes.

Rebecca Barber reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Omg Ashley was a great trainer I really enjoyed my first day of the 21 rapid weight loss boot camp I look forward to many more and I definitely recommend this place !! Can't want to go back it definitely kicked my butt hahaha

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  • January 10, 2016
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As we age our muscle mass naturally dwindles as nature takes its course. This is a process, called Sarcopenia, begins as early as 20 and can ramp up to .4 lb loss in muscle each year by 50. The solution: Exercise your muscles hard with an assortment of resistance training modalities. Consistency is key – the muscle building benefits of each workout ends after about 48 hours.

When I work with my clients, we utilize a 2-3 day per week strength protocol that alternates between light weight high rep, (light Day) body weight and isometric exercises (medium day) and heavy lifting. The idea is to challenge and confuse the muscles to keep them guessing and getting stronger.

In my book, “Abs by 50” I go over beginner, intermediate and advanced level strength workouts that you can do with just a few pieces of simple equipment. It really is not hard to get a great resistance workout, you just need a little creativity and balance.

With multiple clients in their 40’s and 50’s, my goal is always to have the fittest, functional training clients around. We could really care less about making fitness some sort of crazy competition, although they can easily hold their own with anyone. The idea is to create lean, functional strength waling around in pain free bodies. Constantly pushing yourself to the limit each workout to prove how tough you are will ALWAYS end with you being hurt, taped up, busted up or torn up. Fitness and strength training do not need to be this way.

How much weight?

I accomplish great strength gains with the many different varieties of strength and resistance training available to us at Fitness One. And as far as heavy lifting goes? It doesn’t matter how much it weighs…If you can put it down under control, go ahead and pick it up. No reason for trying to hoist weights that your body cannot control coming down. Our clients must maintain perfect, controlled form through each and every rep.

Strength training can be fun, a great way to challenge yourself and the best way to maintain and build muscle all the way into your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond.

Keep challenging your muscles and they will repay you with ageless strength.

If you want to learn more about training after 40, check out my book, “Abs by 50” for complete training protocols.

Allen Branch

Allen Branch is a Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist with the NASM. He is the founder of Fitness One Training Systems, a results based training center that offers more before and after testimonials and results based reviews than every gym in the Triad area combined. The scientific approach to weight loss and fitness is both fun and gets fast, safe results.

Allen is available for free consultations and fitness assessments, and you can reach him at 336-655-4558 or email