Sore Muscles Find Out Why?

Sore Muscles Find Out Why?


Have your muscles been aching?  Chances are, since you have been making fitness a part of your life, you’ve been a little sore.  Maybe a lot sore!  It’s never our plan, but having some muscle soreness is perfectly normal.

When you exercise, you put good stress on your body. What is actually happening is you create microscopic tears in your muscle fibers. Those tears get inflamed, and you feel it as soreness. It’s all part of getting fit and healthy, but it can hurt from time to time.

You will notice that your stiffness and soreness will peak about 48 hours after a workout session, and then begin decreasing. This is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).  The good news is that when your body recovers and the pain lessens, you will be more fit, stronger and your exercise won’t result in as much pain next time.

In the meantime, you can use an icepack on the affected muscles to relieve some of the discomfort.


  1. Brenda Gray

    I am a 76 year old woman with Psoriatic arthritis. I need (gentle) strength and flexibility training with a cardio component. Do you have classes for people like me, and what would they cost?

    1. David Cox

      Hello Brenda,

      Our classes may not be gentle enough. Given your specific needs, personal training would be the better option. In doing personal training, we could design workouts specifically for you. Our personal training rates range from $157 – $337 a month depending on how many sessions you do in a month. If you like we can set up a time to talk and discuss in more detail.

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