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128: Why Weightlifting Should be a Part of Your Fitness Routine with Tara De Leon
Erin Kinney, naturopathic doctor, naturopathy, functional medicine, food allergies, adrenal stress, genetic testing, hormone testing, nutritional counseling
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128: Why Weightlifting Should be a Part of Your Fitness Routine with Tara De Leon

Why Weightlifting Should be a Part of Your Fitness Routine with Tara De Leon

Is weightlifting a part of your fitness routine?

In this episode of The Dr. Kinney Show, I sat down with Tara De Leon who is an amazing personal trainer to talk about why you should be weightlifting regularly and all the incredible things it can do for your body!

Tara De Leon is an award-winning personal trainer who helps people feel badass and confident by teaching them to lift heavy weights. Tara has worked in the health, wellness, and fitness industry for 21 years, doing everything from teaching college courses, training clients in the gym, and coaching Division 1 athletes as a strength and conditioning coach.

She regularly presents at fitness conferences and was named Best Prenatal Fitness, Best Personal Trainer, and Best Lifestyle Coach for the past four years. Tara lives in Edgewater with her amazing husband, Marcus, son Maverick, and Aussie pup, Chula. She loves traveling, jet skiing, spending time on the water, and reef keeping.


In Today’s Episode We Discuss:


  • Why everyone in the world should have a personal trainer
  • The health benefits of cardio vs. weight lifting
  • The stress you put on your body and the importance of balancing your workouts
  • The optimal time of day to get your workout in
  • How strength training increases your basal metabolic rate
  • How weight training transforms your self-confidence
  • The age you should start weightlifting
  • The ideal weight training program
  • Why baby steps and consistency are the most important aspects of weight training


I hope you enjoyed this episode with Tara! Weight training can do wonders for your self-confidence and health. I hope this inspired you to get out there and pick up some weights!

If you want to learn more about Tara and how you can work with her, make sure to visit her website, follow her on Instagram, and listen to her podcast.


Resources Mentioned:


Visit Tara’s website

Follow Tara on Instagram

Listen to Tara’s podcast

Listen to my conversation with Elizabeth Harris


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