I feel like when people hear "personal trainer" they imagine a buffed up, 6'4" guy in his twenties who will will make them do super heavy squats and eat a horse-load of protein powder. I might've been close to truth back in 80's but now with more studies, competitive fitness market and growing number of baby-boomers who want to lead a healthy life style things have drastically changed. Of course those huge body-builders trainers did not disappear but a new type of a Personal Trainer has appeared on the market. I am talking about really knowledgeable people with a degree in Kinesiology (science about body movement), Nutrition or Biology or people with a lot of experience who became personal trainers because of their own successful fitness story. I know it because I work a Fitness Director in one of the fitness facilities where trainers work with clients with serious conditions and health issues. Do you know that besides losing weight and toning up, a knowledgeable trainer can help his/her clients manage diabetes, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, relieve a back/neck pain and recover from an injury like broken ankle, displaced hip or pulled/torn ligament? They can even work in a heart attack/stroke recovery center. Of course, they must undergo special type of training to be able to do all those things. How can you find those trainers? Ask you doctor, surgeon or physical therapist. Very often those trainers work closely with medical professionals.
- 10/11/2015 8:19:37 PM