Serrano Fitness

5 Reasons Why Weight Loss Requires Strength Training

1.) It produces muscles
Strength training specifically leads to gaining lean muscle mass. These are fat-free tissues that are highly metabolic, allowing more caloric burns than any other tissue in the body. Essentially, this is why strength training works best: it loses fat while maintaining muscles that burn calories.

2.) It allows the “after-burn” effect
During after-burn, when you’re done with your exercises and you’re breathing hard, your body is doing its best to ease you back to your preexercise state—expending high levels of energy as it does so.

3.) It's an anaerobic exercise
Anaerobic exercise basically builds muscles while cutting fat, which is really the most ideal way of losing weight through workout.

4.) Accelerates Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
Your RMR is a measurement of how many calories you burn doing your regular activities each day, like walking, sitting, doing dishes, cooking dinner, or whatever you do while you're at work.

5.) Improves strength, enabling you to do more
To put it plainly, strength allows a person to perform tasks. Your level of strength dictates your capacity to develop muscles; more muscles, more repetitions during a workout. Additionally, the larger the loads you can handle, the more repair your muscles will need; hence, more energy is used during RMR.

Essencially, this is why strength training works best: it loses fat while maintaining muscles that burn calories.

Fitness Michelle Dickman, Fitness Director

"I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try a new class. Our bodies love change in exercise routines and if you’ve been taking the same classes for a while it would be beneficial to change things up. There’s always a ‘first time’ to be in a class. Just let our friendly instructors know it’s your first time and we’ll be sure you are set up and ready to go. Remember, the only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen! "
-Michelle Dickman, Fitness Director


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Fitness Director 
Michelle Dickman


Michelle Dickman is a fitness expert with over ten years of experience in the fitness industry.  She is a Certified Ace Personal trainer, AFAA Group instructor, and Yoga Instructor RYT200.

Michelle firmly subscribes to Newton’s first law “A body in motion tends to stay in motion,” and brings a passion for fitness unmatched by most.  

Michelle is equally passionate about nutrition, and firmly believes that healthy food choices, proper eating habits, and adequate hydration are key components to overall health and fitness. 
In addition to teaching a wide array of group fitness classes, Michelle offers individualized fitness assessments as a prelude to her personal training programs. Michelle prides herself in genuinely listening to her client’s physical challenges & goals, which she believes is imperative to developing a safe, fun, effective and trackable personalized exercise regimen.     

Whether you are looking to maintain a level of fitness, or are just beginning your fitness journey, Michelle is here to motivate and encourage you to get moving & keep moving!  

Michelle invites you to sign up for a personal fitness assessment today!  What are you waiting for?

Training Rates:

Individual Personal Training: $75/hour for individual sessions & $50/ half hour for individual sessions

Group Personal Training (2 or more members):   $45 per member

For more information, you can reach Michelle at:
916-358-7040 ext. 163
or by email at