By Renee Lasalle, WJCL
This summer is the perfect time to tone up & get healthy. But did you ever think of lifting weights to make it happen?
Weight lifting helps burn body fat! That’s the subject of next month’s Enmark Encourage Health Lecture Series and you’re invited.
On August 26, Kerri Goodrich will talk about “Five Ways Weight Lifting Helps Burn Body Fat” as the fourth of five lectures in the Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series 2014. She’s the founder of Performance Initiatives in Savannah, a non-profit after-school weight lifting program. Goodrich is a former member of the U.S. Women’s National Weightlifting Team from 1993-2000 and is an expert and seasoned professional when it comes to physical training. She is a USA Weightlifting Senior Coach, and has served as Head Men’s Coach USA Weightlifting 2012 Youth World Championship Team, Team Leader for 2011 Youth World Weightlifting Championships, and Team Leader for 2010 17U Pan American Team.
Her lecture will discuss how muscle mass helps burn body fat, the health benefits of strength training, how to boost your stamina, proper weight maintenance and glucose control.
Goodrich said, “Strength training, particularly in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise, can also have a profound impact on a person’s mental and emotional health.”
This Enmark Encourage Health presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah. Lunch and lecture tickets are $20. Checks should be made payable to the benefiting charity for this lecture; Performance Initiatives. To purchase tickets, contact Kerri Goodrich at 912.507.7106, or visit https://pifitness.org/fundraisers/.
Performance Initiatives will also be raising funds on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Enmark Station located at 7406 Waters Ave from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this “Enmark Dollar Day” there will be opportunities for Performance Initiatives to receive $1 for every car wash, $1 at their charity table and $1 donations will be accepted at the Enmark cash registers. For more information on Performance Initiatives, visit www.PIFitness.org