Runner with Amputated Leg

FITNESS TRAINING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Goals & Objectives

Personal Training Guidelines 

  • Goal: Progress clients by constantly challenging and giving them structured attention. 

  • Training Objective: Provide each client at a challenging level while keeping good form and most importantly keeping the session fun!

Our Process for Success

To exercise successfully with limited mobility, illness, or weight problems, we will begin by,

  1. Conducting a clinical assessment, 

  2. Speak with your doctor, physical therapist, or other health care provider about activities suitable for your medical condition or mobility needs.

  3. Create a physical training plan tailored to your physical and or psychological needs

  4. Conduct periodic evaluations to ensure the fitness goal is being met

Paraplegic Sporting Event

Overcoming Challenges to Exercise

We know that the physical challenges you experience may create emotional barriers to exercising. It’s common for people to experience a heightened self-consciousness about their weight, disability, illness, or injury, and desires to avoid working out in public places. We have a team of trained trainers who are committed to training you and keeping you healthy and engaged. We have created an inclusion culture of awareness and acceptance that is engineered to meet your needs.

Our Method 

 

It’s important to remember that any type of exercise will offer health benefits. Mobility limitations inevitably make some types of exercise easier than others, but no matter your physical situation, we aim to incorporate three different types of exercise into your physical training routines:

  • Cardiovascular exercises – These exercises include walking, running, cycling, dancing, tennis, swimming, water aerobics, or “aqua-jogging”. We have found that people with mobility limitations find exercising in water especially beneficial as it supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint discomfort. For persons who utilizes a wheelchair for mobility purposes may still perform cardiovascular exercises.

  • Strength training exercises – These exercises involve using weights or other resistance to strengthen muscle and bone mass, improve balance, and prevent falls. If you have limited mobility in your legs, our focus will be on upper body strength training. Similarly, if you have a shoulder injury, our focus will be more on strength training for your legs and abdominals.

  • Flexibility exercises – These exercises aids in range of motion, prevent injury, and reduce pain and stiffness. Some examples of the exercises may include stretching and yoga. If you have limited mobility in your legs, you may still benefit from stretches and flexibility exercises to prevent or delay further muscle atrophy.

Overcoming mental and emotional barriers to exercise

As well as the physical challenges you face, you may also experience mental or emotional barriers to exercising. It’s common for people to feel self-conscious about their weight, disability, illness, or injury, and want to avoid working out in public places. Some older people find that they’re fearful about falling or otherwise injuring themselves.

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