Y.E.S. Fitness
Slow the Aging Process through Exercise

Many Americans believe that when they approach the age of 50, a slippery slope of decline into old age begins—every year a little heavier, slower, weaker, less mobile and plagued by more aches and pains. It’s becoming more commonly known that illnesses and injuries after 50 can be greatly reduced by eating healthier and engaging in a consistent physical fitness routine. Y.E.S. Fitness of Burlington is there to help.

Y.E.S. Fitness is focused on serving clients over 40 in a supportive, non-intimidating and non-competitive environment. The staff truly believes that individuals can “choose longevity” by exercising more and improving food choices.

Chris Borda, owner of Y.E.S. Fitness, explains, “At the ends of our chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data. But, each time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter. This shortening process is associated with aging, cancer and a higher risk of death. Exercise has been proven to slow the shortening of these telomeres and, in turn, slow the aging process.”

A team of professional coaches at Y.E.S. looks at each individual holistically and devises an exercise and nutrition plan that fits each client’s lifestyle and overall goals. The coaches have experience working with clients who bring a range of health concerns, from orthopedic issues to heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and more.

“Individuals want to exercise for one of four reasons: to move better, feel better, look better or perform better,” said Borda.

New clients at Y.E.S. discuss their medical and sports history with a coach. Each client undergoes a functional movement screen to understand the unique ways in which his or her body moves and functions. The client explores goals so the coach understands exactly what the client wants to accomplish and why.

“We know our clients lead busy lives and we need to be efficient with their time,” says Borda. “We also analyze your current eating habits and suggest one or two small changes that are achievable. We don’t simply print out a meal plan and hand it to you because that’s not sustainable over a lifetime. We educate our clients to enable them to make smarter food choices.”

Training sessions are designed for groups of one to three individuals at a time. “Training in small groups is incredibly effective,” noted Borda. “It creates a sense of community and fun and individuals tend to push themselves harder when they’re working alongside someone else.”

Y.E.S. Fitness, 292 Spielman Hwy, Burlington. Visit or call 860-673-4293.


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