We are very proud to have the ideal facilities, and expertise to provide top-notch personal training to the public.
We believe that high quality personal training involves several key characteristics:
- The personal training expert must make an exercise plan that is truly customized to the client. To design and implement a CUSTOMIZED exercise program, one must first actually listen to the client. Only after the needs and goals of the client are clearly communicated, can a plan begin to develop.
- The expert must know the weaknesses, deficiencies, and pre-existing health-related conditions of the client to truly make the program customized and safe for the client. Thus, high quality personal training must involve taking a proper medical history, and joint/muscle evaluation. (Without proper evaluation, how can we know if joints and muscles are able to handle different loads and challenges given to them?)
- The exercise program MUST change...a lot. That is to say, there must be progressive advances in the program as the body adapts to the challenges given to it. All exercises – even “good ones” – become stale. The body gets used to the same old repetitive exercise that you do day-after-day, and positive results plateau and stagnate. This is a simple and sometimes harsh scientific fact that many seem to ignore. To ensure continual positive physiological adaptations (i.e. RESULTS), an excellent personal trainer must progressively modify exercises with increasing demands and complexity as the body is able to safely handle.
- Excellent communication between the exercise professional and a well-qualified health professional who both know the patient’s history, examination findings, deficiencies, needs and goals. This way, the professionals can use their collective expertise to the benefit of the client. Wouldn’t it be nice to have seamless, fast, and efficient communication between the exercise professional and health professional? The exercise expert can ask the health professional important questions/concerns as they arrive regarding the client, and the health professional can input his or her two cents regarding exercises as they pertain to the individual.
- A comfortable, safe, unintimidating environment, where privacy and discretion are priorities.
- Excellent facilities, with excellent equipment.
- Professionals devoted to excellence in their craft.
Although we believe our advantage is in possessing all 7 characteristics noted above, if we were to hone in on one characteristic that could separate us from the pack, it would be that our clients have 2 professionals working for them – the exercise professional and the health professional. Our professionals communicate to each other daily about cases. The health professional can provide valuable input to unique challenges and overlying conditions than can aid the exercise professional greatly. For example, wouldn’t it be an advantage to the client and trainer to have that shoulder with the rotator cuff injury, or the post-surgical knee evaluated (and later, re-evaluated) by the health professional for stability and impairment? Or, what if the client has a history of nerve impairment, like sciatica? Or, what if the client has a chronic condition like diabetes, or osteoporosis, or multiple sclerosis, or fibromyalgia, or rheumatoid arthritis? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a qualified health professional providing the exercise professional with expert medical input as needed? And the exercise professional providing the health professional with valuable ongoing feedback?
Two professionals, working together, to ensure the highest quality, and safest plan is implemented for the client. We think the client stands to benefit from this system immensely.
Areas of Expertise
- Weight loss
- History of injury
- Chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and many others
- Posture re-training
- Programs for Seniors
- Balance and fall-prevention
- Spinal strengthening and (core) stability
- General health and wellness
- Sport-specific programs
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