Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Thinking about becoming an Olympic-level weight lifter? Maybe you just need to gain some muscle and tone but haven’t ever lifted weights before.  Either way, Doug Lentz, MS, CSCS*D, RSCC*E, director of fitness at Results Fitness in Chambersburg is more than qualified to help and is ready to work with you.

Lentz recently completed all requirements to be certified by the USA Weightlifting team as a National-level coach.

“To achieve this certification, you don’t just have to just pass a three-hour examination, you must also coach at least two athletes at to a national or international level weight lifting competition,” Lentz said. “Just qualifying for those events is extremely difficult.”

“This certification shows that I’ve completed specialized education on anatomy, physiology, body mechanics, and weight lifting technique and weight lifting program design. There is a proper way to lift weights, whether for competition or for everyday fitness. For your safety and success, you should work with someone who has proper training and a formalized education in exercise science and exercise physiology.”

Lentz is now licensed by USA Weightlifting to train weight lifters for National and International competitions.

“I have trained two athletes who competed on the national weightlifting stage, and I am currently working with a third,” Lentz noted. “I would love to work with more people. The sport of weightlifting, whether for competition or just improved physical performance, is excellent exercise but only if you’re doing it the right way.”

Lentz is the director of fitness at Results Fitness on Orchard Drive in Chambersburg. He has more than 30 years of experience in the health, fitness and sports training industry.  Lentz has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) for 26 years, and was recently named Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach Emeritus (RSCC*E) for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the strength and conditioning field.

Lentz said that he offers special strength and speed classes for the area’s young athletes.

“I hold speed classes, and anyone is welcome, but I highly recommend them for the young athletes in the area,” he explained.

“Learning how to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction more efficiently can improve your performance and keep you healthy longer into your athletic career.”

For more information on Results Fitness or to speak with Lentz, contact (717) 262-4662. Visit Results Fitness online at SummitHealth.org/Results

Results Fitness is located at 1600 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, Pa 17201. Results Fitness is an affiliate of Summit Health.

Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.