Believe it or not, the benefits of participating in shooting can improve your health both physically and mentally.  Whether you’re preparing for the military or police academy or just out for a recreational activity, going to a shooting range can improve your health both physically and mentally.

Visiting our gun range in Cincinnati, OH has more perks than just improving your aim. Research shows that you can reap a variety of physical and mental health benefits from engaging in this fun activity.

Shooting Range Health Benefits

Choosing to hit the firing range offers many benefits. Whether you are there to improve your skills in association to your work, or for competitive shooting as well as personal defense, there are plenty of benefits that go along with it.

Reduce Stress

Most people spend life in a rush. Even while they are doing one thing they are focused on what’s coming next. Visiting the shooting range is a perfect opportunity to slow down that hectic pace and be completely in the moment. Accordingly, shooting has amazing stress reduction powers. You may find that you are calm and centered after even half an hour or so at the range.

Shooting improves your balance and coordination

Even while standing still, your body burns a surprising number of calories. With enough practice, this will boost your balance and stability over time: good balance being rated a key trait of successful shooters.


Adrenaline spikes are often produced when you go shooting. Adrenaline rushes are proven to ward off the burden of stress. Additionally the adrenaline increases in your blood, causing the liver to know to break down glycogen; feeding the muscles providing dominant source to fuel the body.

Mental well-being

The demands on your concentration at the shooting range are obvious. But what’s not so obvious is the way this concentration gives your mind a break from the thought-patterns associated with stress, anxiety and other mental health conditions. Shooting requires you to focus on the present moment and listen to your body, some of the very techniques used in mindfulness training.


Choosing to acquire shooting techniques and expertise allow responsible gun owners to know when that skill is needed in different life situations. When you take the time and effort to improve your skills, you will naturally gain confidence and have the courage to step to the plate when you are needed.

Premier Shooting & Training Center

Premier Shooting and Training Center houses an amazing shooting gun range that is unlike any in the Cincinnati area, creating a go-to shooting destination for both new and experienced shooting enthusiasts alike. Premier is uniquely designed and we’re sure once you check out our shooting range features below, you’ll be blown away!


  • Impressive 20 bay range
  • 25 Yards max distance
  • Range Safety Officers always on duty

State of the art ventilation system that continually purifies the air in the range, ensuring lowest possible lead contamination.

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