LaDonna Roye: Doctor recommended Concept 10 10 and she’s down 1 pant size

Hairstylist LaDonna Roye has worked out at Concept 10 10 in North Naples since 2011.

Her doctor recommended she try Concept 10 10 and she was quickly glad she did.

The workout was perfect for LaDonna. It wasn’t intimidating and she only needed to do it for 20 minutes once per week!

Watch LaDonna here as she describes her experience with Concept 10 10:

Here are some of the key points of why LaDonna said she loves Concept 10 10 better than any other workout she’s ever tried in her life:

  • Strength improvement is remarkable with quick results near the outset and continued progress.
  • She spends less time and money at the chiropractor and massage therapist
  • She doesn’t sweat
  • It’s only 20 minutes, once per week.
  • The environment at Concept 10 10 in North Naples is nothing like the typical gym environment.
  • Personal trainers are professional, knowledgeable and friendly as they motivate her to go beyond what she thought was possible
  • She can go right to work after her workout without waiting to stop sweating, showering, etc.

Concept 10 10 training for everyone, current members aged 14 to 98 years old

Concept 10 10 is safe for everyone of almost any age and fitness background. It’s recommended to be at least 14 years old due to the size of the machines and maturity to stay focused. However, some even younger people can also benefit with no risk.

Currently, the oldest Concept 10 10 member is 98 years old. She has two artificial hips and is in the best shape she’s been in for the past several decades.

“Some people say that children under age 14 can’t workout because it will negatively affect their growth. That is another fitness myth,” says Jorgen Albrechtsen, the owner and founder of Concept 10 10, which has several locations internationally and a headquarters in North Naples among its Southwest Florida locations. (Licensing and franchising information available here).

Watch and listen to more of what Albrechtsen has to say about the accessibility of Concept 10 10 here:

More on the importance of exercise while aging
Regarding age, there is a very unfortunate belief among some people that senior citizens need or would benefit from less exercise. This is rarely the case.

Concept 10 10 is extremely safe. It is very low impact, with equipment adjusted to clients specific needs and a personal trainer who is focused on only one member.

All of the physiological mechanisms necessary for the human body to adapt to exercise remain intact through every stage of life. The only difference is that a person at age 35 who has never trained with weights is only beginning to lose the muscle mass from the aging process combined with de-conditioning while a person in their 70s has dug a deeper metabolic hole due to allowing muscle atrophy for a longer time.

 The remedy for adults of either or any age is the same– reverse the process through strength training. Concept 10 10 is the most efficient strength training there is. Most seniors, as is the same for other members, will need at least five days, to recover from the training.

“Seniors have the most to gain from a high-intensity strength training program like Concept 10 10,” said Albrechtsen.

In the case of inactive seniors, muscles have been laying dormant waiting for stimulus to awaken them. That is why Concept 10 10 trainers observe a common doubling or 100 percent increase in strength among senior members in as little as 6 to 12 weeks!
The only modifications in the exercise are in the case of injury or conditions such as arthritis which may initially restrict range of motion. This is true at any age.

Benefits for seniors (same as other ages only in even greater degree):

  • Regain muscle
  • Regain strength and muscle size
  • Enhanced walking endurance
  • Reduced body fat
  • Increased metabolism
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Improved blood lipid profiles
  • Increased gastrointestinal transit speed
  • Enhanced glucose utilization
  • Alleviated low-back pain
  • Increased bone mineral density
  • Eased arthritic symptoms
  • Relieved depression
  • Improved post coronary performance
  • Decreased cholesterol
  • Decreased dependence on prescription drugs for many conditions (such as blood pressure, cholesterol, depression and diabetes)
  • Independence
  • Increased body temperature even while resting

 

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Located in North Naples, on U.S. 41 approximately 1 mile north of Immokalee Rd in the Lynwood Square Plaza, 12820 North Tamiami Trail, Suite 5, Naples, FL 34110.

Concept 10 10 takes on tennis for a win

pernille-707x1024A powerful swing in just minutes, that’s what Pernille Albrechtsen gets out of her Concept 10 10 training.

Albrechtsen’s tennis team won for the first time in years at a tournament held at the Dunes Tennis Club, located in the North Naples community where she lives.

Albrechtsen, now a local 2012 season tennis champ, has only been playing tennis at the Dunes for about two years. She did not play the sport at all prior to joining up with her tennis partner Gail Tipito with the Collier Tennis Association.

Pernille and her husband Jorgen Albrechtsen were opening the Concept 10 10 location at the same time she was getting started in the game. The club was set up and operational for the second season of tennis.

Pernille Albrechtsen started working out at Concept 10 10  for 20 minutes about every five to seven days– soon it was even less than 20 minutes per session as her weight was maximized on several of the six machines. Learn about those workout specifics here.

“I’m faster on the court. I can move around and I don’t get tired. Now, I’m stronger than the other girls are. I don’t get injuries the way the other girls do, but I did the first year,” she said.

Albrechtsen suffered a hamstring injury that she attributes in-part to jumping into the game without  building up the proper strength.

“You’re not getting stronger playing tennis at the level we’re playing. You’re standing still. Then, when you set off to run after the ball, you’re more likely to get injured,” she said.

Albrechtsen isn’t taking that risk anymore. She admits with a laugh that there are days she wishes the leg press were broken. Despite the fact that it takes only about three minutes or less on each machine, it is tough.

The Dunes tennis team, including 2012 Collier County champion partners Pernille Albrechtsen and Gail Tipito, bring their community’s team up a notch after a win that Pernille attributes in-part to strength training 20 minutes each week for one year at Concept 10 10.

“I know I have to do Concept 10 10 High Intensity Training because it gives me the strength, the power. The better you are at those hard, deep strokes, the opponents can’t take it.”

Another great advantage to her game was that lingering frequent bouts of back pain were alleviated by strength training on the lower back machine at Concept 10 10.

Pernille has always been active. She’s a certified aerobics instructor, fitness trainer and trained more than 200 other aerobics instructors. She also played badminton and handball, her favorite for years. She has the greatest strength of her life because of Concept 10 10.

Want to hear another tennis player’s personal testimonial with Concept 10 10? Watch this video on the Concept 10 10 TV channel on You Tube.

Keep up with golfers, tennis players, beach-goers and otherwise coach potatoes sharing their experiences with Concept 10 10 on the Concept 10 10 Facebook page.

 

Working out shouldn’t be a pain in the neck

 

Tracye Zlobl spent too much time in the doctor’s office. Sure, Tracye is a doctor, but still, enough was enough.

Dr. Tracye Zlobl is a 52-year-old OB/GYN practicing in Naples. She has enjoyed physical fitness almost her entire life. That was until earlier this year when neck and upper back pain left her unable to workout as frequently as she would like for nearly six months.

She was spending thousands of dollars and dozens of hours in other clinicians’ offices. Changing her fitness routine from Pilates to Concept 10 10, saved her the hassle of spending all that time and money at the physical therapist’s, chiropractor’s and acupuncturist’s offices.

 

Dr. Tracye Zlobl works out at one of the six stations in the approximate 20-minute Concept 10 10 routine.

“I would get a little bit better, go back to Pilates, and re-injure myself,” Dr. Zlobl said of the frustrating cycle she had found herself in prior to Concept 10 10.

Now, however, Zlobl’s sessions of deep tissue massage are precipitated only by an appreciation for relaxation—not by any literal pain in the neck.

Hear in the doctor’s own words how Concept 10 10 saves Dr. Zlobl time and money by clicking here Dr. Zlobl saves time and money with Concept 10 10.

Zlobl learned about Concept 10 10 from a friend, a woman who is her client and used to do Pilates with her. Almost immediately the lack of impact and contact involved in Concept 10 10 attracted Zlobl. The relatively short time commitment of just 20 minutes each week was also appealing for the busy doctor.

Zlobl started with a free trial. She liked the cleanliness and set up of the fitness club. Her trainer, Peter, was professional and made her feel comfortable.

Dr. Tracye Zlobl and Concept 10 10 Head trainer Peter Murphy

Dr. Tracye Zlobl and Concept 10 10 Head trainer Peter Murphy

It was enough to attract her to buy a few more sessions. However, it wasn’t until her third week, or third session, that she was completely sold on it, she said. In total she worked out with Concept less than an hour at that point and saw more muscle tone and experienced more strength gain than at any of the multitude of exercise studios she experimented with over the years.

“Concept 10 10 literally saved me time and money,” she said.

 

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Dr Tracye Zlobl

Getting into the Concept 10 10 business is no pain in the neck either

Inquiries from around the world are coming in from people who would like a Concept 10 10 center in their area. Some of these people want it nearby so they can get a weekly training session. Others want to learn about the possibilities and requirements for starting their own facility by becoming a franchisee or licensee of Concept 10 10.

No specific background is needed to start a Concept 10 10 facility. A franchisee or licensee is chosen based on his or her personality and interest in the concept.  All the training and all the tools necessary to start and run the business will then be provided.  The training takes place in the Concept 10 10 facility in Naples, Florida and is done in approximately 10 days.  New franchisees from all over the world will come there to learn and practice.

The cost to start a Concept 10 10 facility can vary, but in general a minimum of $200,000 is needed. More information can be obtained by e-mailing info@concept1010.com

 

 

Prevent unwanted weight gain and pain during pregnancy with Concept 10 10

It’s not only OK to remain physically fit during pregnancy it’s necessary for the health of mom and baby.
Concept 10 10 provides all the benefits of working out during pregnancy without any of the risks, said Jorgen Albrechtsen, founder and developer of Concept 10 10.

Andrea Compton stays fit

Keeping fit with children and while pregnant

A baby’s growth puts pressure on the mother’s hips, butt and back. When you exercise at Concept 10 10 during pregnancy, you improve your posture and get your back, hip, and butt muscles in shape, thus reducing back pain.
Naples resident Andrea Compton can attest to this.  The 30 year old mom is about 8 months pregnant with her second son.  Her first pregnancy came with intense, nearly constant back pain.  Trying to avoid pain again, Andrea signed up at Concept 10 10 about 6 months ago, and is now experiencing the benefits of not only of building visible muscle tone, but also decreasing back pain. “I can only attribute it to Concept 10 10,” she said. Working full time and being mom to Preston, (1 year old), Andrea is pressed for time. At 20 minutes per week, Andrea finds Concept 10 10 easy to fit into her schedule.
Is that short time frame a cop out for a pregnant woman? No way! It’s what all clients do to stay in optimal shape and, because of Concept 10 10’s intensity, it’s plenty.

Unlike Andrea, it’s not uncommon for pregnant women to fear injury from working out. She knows now that Concept 10 10 provides the optimal environment for expectant mothers looking to get in shape and stay in shape because of a personal, one-on-one trainer always present to monitor proper movement. This ensures that all exercises are slow and controlled, while foregoing the impact or contact of many other sports and activities.
“Not only does Concept 10 10 present no risk of injury, it prevents risk of injury”, Jorgen said.
Pregnancy puts a lot of strain on the body, including carrying extra weight 24/7. A lot of women get permanent damage, such as varicose veins, because they are not strong enough to deal with it. Exercise prevents this.
“The worst thing you could do is do nothing thinking it’s protecting the fetus.” Jorgen said.
“You may shun normal sports to avoid risk of injury, but here at Concept 10 10 there is absolutely no risk of injury.”
Unlike tennis or any higher impact sport, Concept 10 10 is safe because there is no contact.
Due to the personal trainer, you won’t be left vulnerable to move in a way that could cause injury to yourself or the unborn baby.
There’s also a big difference between high-intensity and high-impact. Concept 10 10 is high-intensity, but minimal to no impact.
The benefits include an increased ease in getting back to pre-pregnancy weight and shape, particularly because of the boost in metabolism.

Regular exercise minimizes the likelihood of gaining too much weight during pregnancy, often reduces the duration of labor and frequently leads to a leaner healthy birth weight for the baby.
Pregnant women can keep up with their non-pregnant peers despite what their bodies are going through. There is only one machine that most pregnant women will find they can no longer use during the latter part of their pregnancy. The abdominal machine won’t be used about half-way into most pregnancies, Jorgen said.  Please consult your doctor prior to engaging in any fitness routine.

 

Limited Range-of-Motion Lumbar Extension Strength Training

James E. Graves, Michael L. Pollock, Scott H. Leggett, David M. Carpenter, Cecily K. Fix, and Michael N. Fulton

 

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of limited rangeofmotion (ROM) resistance training on the development of lumbar extension strength through a 72° ROM. 33 men and 25 women (age = 30 ± 11 yr) were randomly assigned to one of three training groups or a control group (C; n = 10) that did not train. Training was conducted once per week for 12 wk and consisted of one set of 8­12 repetitions of variable resistance lumbar extensions until volitional fatigue. Group A (n = 18) trained from 72° to 36° of lumbar flexion; group B (n = 14) from 36° to 0° of lumbar flexion; and group AB (n = 16) from 72° to 0° of lumbar flexion. Prior to and after training, isometric lumbar extension torque was assessed at 72°, 60°, 48°, 36°, 24°, 12°, and 0° of lumbar flexion. Analysis of covariance showed that groups A, B, and AB increased lumbar extension torque (P 0.05) at all angles measured when compared with C. The greatest gains in torque were noted for groups A and B in their respective ranges of training but A and B did not differ from AB (P > 0.05) at any angle. These data indicate that limited ROM lumbar extension training through a 36° ROM is effective for developing strength through 72° of lumbar extension.

Effect of Training Frequency and Specificity on Isometric Lumbar Extension Strength

Effect of Training Frequency and Specificity on Isometric Lumbar Extension Strength

James E. Graves, PhD, Michael L. Pollock, PhD, Dan Foster, BS, Scott H. Leggett, MS, David M. Carpenter, MS, Rosemaria Vuoso, MS, and Arthur Jones.

 

To investigate the effects of training frequency and specificity of training on isolated lumbar extension strength, 72 men (age = 31 ± 9 years) and 42 women (age = 28 ± 9 years) were tested before and after 12 weeks of training. Each test involved the measurement of maximum voluntary isometric torque at 72°, 60°, 48°, 36°, 24°, 12°, and 0° of lumbar flexion. After the pretraining teste, subjects were randomly stratified to groups that trained with variable resistance dynamic exercise every other week (1x/2 weeks, n = 19), once per week (1x/week, n = 22), twice per week (2x/week, n = 23) or three times per week (3x/week, n = 21); a group that trained isometrically once per week (n = 14); or a control group that did not train (n = 15). Analysis of covariance showed that all training groups improved their ability to generate isometric torque at each angle measured when compared with controls (P < 0.05).

There was no statistical difference in adjusted posttraining isometric torques among the groups that trained (P > 0.05), but dynamic training weight increased to a lesser extent (P < 0.08) for the 1 x/2 weeks group (26.6%) than for the groups that trained 1 x/week, 2x/week, and 3x/week (37.2 to 41.4%). These data indicate that a training frequency as low as 1 x/week provides an effective training stimulus for the development of lumbar extension strength. Improvements in strength noted after isometric training suggest that isometric exercise provides an effective alternative for developing lumbar strength.

Effect of Resistance Training on Lumbar Extension Strength

Effect of Resistance Training on Lumbar Extension Strength

Michael L. Pollock,* PhD, Scott H. Leggett, MS, James E. Graves, PhD, Arthur Jones, Michael Fulton, MD, and Joe Cirulli.
Development of a new testing machine, which stabilizes the pelvis, allowed us to evaluate the lumbar extensor muscles before and after training. Fifteen healthy subjects (29.1 ± 8 years of age) trained 1 day per week for 10 weeks and 10 healthy subjects (33.7 ± 16 years of age) acted as controls. Training consisted of 6 to 15 repetitions of full range of motion variable resistance lumbar extension exercise to volitional fatigue and periodic maximal isometric contractions taken at seven angles through a full range of motion. Before and after the 10 week training period, subjects completed a maximum isometric strength test at seven angles through a 72° range of motion (0°,12°, 24°, 36°, 48°, 60°, and 72° of lumbar flexion).
The training group significantly improved in lumbar extension strength at all angles (P 0.01). The result at 0° (full extension) showed an increase from 180.0 ± 25 Nm to 364.1± 43 Nm (+102%) and at 72° (full flexion) from 427.4 ± 44.1 to 607.4 ± 68 (+42%) Nm. Results from the control group showed no change (P 0.05). The magnitude of gain shown by the training group reflects the low initial trained state of the lumbar extensor muscles. These data indicate that when the lumbar area is isolated through pelvic stabilization, the isolated lumbar extensor muscles show an abnormally large potential for strength increase.

A Controlled Study of 895 Consecutive Patients

The Clinical Effects of Intensive Specific Exercise on Chronic Low Back Pain:

A Controlled Study of 895 Consecutive Patients with 1 Year Follow Up

Brian W. Nelson, MD, Elizabeth O’Reilly, RN, Mark Miller*, PT, Mike Hogan, PT, Joseph A. Wegner, MD, MPH, Charles Kelly, MD

Focus on the Spine

Eight hundred ninetyfive consecutive chronic low back pain patients were evaluated. Six hundred twentyseven completed the program. One hundred sixtyone began, but dropped out, and 107 were recommended for treatment but did not undergo treatment for various reasons. Average duration of symptoms prior to evaluation was 26 months. Fortyseven percent of patients were workers’ compensation patients.

 

The primary treatment was intensive specific exercise using firm pelvic stabilization to isolate and rehabilitate the lumbar spine musculature.

 

Patients were encouraged to work hard to achieve specific goals. Seventysix percent of patients completing the program had excellent or good results.
At 1year follow up 94% of patients with good or excellent result reported maintaining their improvement. Results in the control group were significantly poorer in all areas surveyed except employment.