Personal Fitness Training

 Personal Fitness Training That Fits Your Life

Optimizing Your Function, Health, Fitness and Performance

Beginning an exercise program to improve your function, health and fitness can be overwhelming especially when you have medical conditions that you are concerned about. Our health and fitness professionals are specialist in the field and can help you sort out what is important and where to startWe help you set short and long-term goals, choose a healthy lifestyle plan, and design and allocate appropriate and safe levels of physical activity and exercise. 

Our personal trainers are accredited and certified as exercise physiologist, medical exercise specialists, balance and mobility specialists, and senior fitness trainers and deliver targeted functional fitness and complimentary clinical exercise programs, pre- and post-rehabilitation and follow healthcare provider recommendations. We design and implement comprehensive programs aimed to improve function, health, fitness, preventing disease, better manage and treat medical condition(s) to optimize quality of life and health outcomes. We provide personal training in the comfort and convenience of our client’s home and can also meet clients in a local park (outdoor exercise, Nordic Walking or TRX training). 

Personal Training to Benefit Medical Conditions and Optimize Health Outcomes

We have extensive experience training clients with often complex multiple medical conditions such as: diabetes (Type I and II), arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Sciatica, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint replacements, cancer, frailty, balance and mobility disorders, fibromyalgia, frailty, low back pain, amputations, obesity, peripheral neuropathy, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD and PVD), and more.

Transitioning from Physical Therapy

In order to retain the function you have gained through physical therapy you need to use those skills on a regular basis (two to three times per week) to maintain function. A personal trainer can help you progress in function and fitness well beyond to what you have gained through physical therapy. Your personal training program can include neuromuscular training, corrective exercise, resistance, flexibility, cardiovascular, balance and mobility training. To optimize health outcomes our personal trainers often train clients who simultaneously also receive Home Health Services or Outpatient Physical Therapy.

Weight Loss, Weight Management, Diabetes Type 2 Intervention and Prevention

A targeted exercise program can provide blood glucose lowering effects similar as many diabetes drugs without the nasty side effects. Lowering daily blood sugar and A1c can lead to a reduction of needed medication. Many of the diabetes medications prescribed to seniors have side effects that are affecting balance, mobility and increase fall risk. Reducing dosage or possibly even eliminating the need for these medications through targeted exercise can dramatically affect quality of life and reduce the risk for development of diabetes related medical conditions. When you have difficulty deciding what and when to eat our Certified Diabetes Educator can help you navigate through the challenges of blood glucose self management to better manage and control the disease. 

Women’s Fitness and Wellness

We help women rebuild and optimize strength, endurance, optimize bone health, lose weight, and manage a healthy body composition. We provide targeted exercise training to reduce menopausal symptoms, reduce risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis and other chronic medical conditions. When you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, we design a safe an effective exercise program that not only targets weak areas that stimulates bone building, and focus on rebuilding muscle strength in those areas to support the skeletal system and thus prevent fracture. Targeted exercise training programs will increase the basal metabolic rate, we help choose foods that take more energy to digest, we develop a physical activity plan to help women through the menopause transition period to avoid undesirable changes in body weight and increase in abdominal fat.

Position Stand on Nutritional Supplements

“It is outside the defined scope of practice of fitness professional to recommend, prescribe, sell, or supply nutritional supplements to clients, or diagnose a medical condition that may require additional supplementation.”

“Supplements are not regulated or standardized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a substance labeled “natural” does not mean it is safe. There may be negative side effects associated with supplements and they may also contain other substances not listed on the label.” ACSM

Fitness & Function LLC does not sell nutritional supplementation. We do not recommend our clients to purchase nutritional supplements and advise clients to follow the information provided under the food guide pyramid (MyPlate) or food guide pyramid for older adults. We recommend clients work in conjunction with a qualified registered dietician (R.D.) or health care provider or medical doctor to ensure safety and effectiveness for using nutritional supplement products.