As a Personal Trainer, I spend all day with clients who are trying to take care of their bodies by exercising! I have also been working at REP Physio for just over 2 years, and have noticed that almost everyone that walks in the door is trying to take care of themselves in one way or another! However, I’ve also noticed that MANY more people are willing to take time out of their day and money out of their pocket to head out to their Physio clinic and see their local Physiotherapist, than they are to start an exercise regime with a Personal Trainer!
This might be because people view having a Personal Trainer or going to work out at a gym as a WANT or a LUXURY, and not a NEED (like they feel about Physio). I am here to say it is a NEED FOR EVERYONE!! Whether that means you start a simple exercise program on your own at home or go out and seek help from a local Personal Trainer!
There is SO much research to support the benefits of exercise!! Lee et al. (2017) state that exercises are very important for healthy ageing in adults and to prevent chronic disease and injury! Canadian guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous activity per week! Are YOU reaching the guidelines??? If not, it might be time to consider seeking the help of a Personal Trainer! They (or I ????) can help you get started with a physical activity routine that is best for you and your body!
You can save lots of time AND money by starting a PREVENTION strengthening program! Get that back/knee/shoulder/etc. strong BEFORE you have to go see a Physiotherapist for an injury! Luan et al. (2019) suggest that “a lack of exercise leads to an increase in the incidence of chronic diseases, which increases medical costs and the economic burden on the state and individuals” (pg. 422).
SO, save money, time, and the frustration of going through an injury by EXERCISING!! And if you already have an injury, don’t worry, we can help with that too! Lee et al. (2017) also suggest that exercise can help with strength, balance, aerobic function, and proprioception! All things that will help treat your injury!! GET MOVING! PRE-PARE with PRE-HAB! EXERCISE!!
PEARL GUOZHU LEE, MD, MS; ELIZABETH A. JACKSON, MD, MPH; and CAROLINE R. RICHARDSON, MD, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Am Fam Physician. 2017 Apr 1;95(7):425-432.
Luan, Xin, et al. “Exercise as a Prescription for Patients with Various Diseases.” Journal of Sport and Health Science, vol. 8, no. 5, 2019, pp. 422–441., doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2019.04.002.