A Trainer for Every Body

The term “personal training” automatically gives everyone the image of gyms full of hard-core strength trainers and muscle bound body builders. This is only part of the picture.

The stereotypical view of personal training has given way to a new perception of personal training and who personal trainers are. Everyone young and old, in shape and out, can benefit from a personal trainer for a variety of reasons.

 

Beginners

The beginner to exercise will be looking for the knowledge, motivation and support that a trainer can provide when embarking on a new fitness program.

Medically challenged

Individuals recovering from an injury or accident may enlist the help of a personal trainer (in addition to their physical therapist) to get them back in top form.

Sportsmen

Many professional and amateur athletes work with a personal trainer during the off-season to prepare themselves for in-season competition.

General Public

The work of the majority of personal trainers focuses on increasing and/or maintaining their clients’ fitness levels, assisting them in weight loss and overseeing their strength-training and cardio-vascular activities.

Older population (Baby Boomers/Post 55s)

 Strength training, in particular, has received increased recognition in recent years because the lack of strength is now known to be a risk factor for disease, especially for older populations. Strength training has also been scientifically proven to increase bone density, something which is crucial in ensuring that this group of people are able to enjoy a better quality of life in their golden years.

 

 Positive gains in the frail elderly

A Pennsylvania State University study of 100 elderly nursing home residents reported significant gains in strength, functional status and spontaneous activity levels in the trained patients after the patients were assigned either a high intensity resistance training program or a control group.

The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston conducted a smaller but similar study with ten frail 90+-year old nursing home residents with 9 of them reporting the following gains:

  • 174% average gain in strength
  •  9% increase in size of the thigh muscle
  •  48% increase in walking speed

 Based on these results, researchers suggested that even the very oldest among us may benefit significantly from resistance training.

 Women

Weight-bearing exercises have been strongly advocated by medical professionals to increase bone mass in women and to prevent the onset of osteoporosis after menopause.

Recent studies have shown that resistance training is also effective in increasing bone density, and in fact, may be more effective than aerobic training.

The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University in Boston conducted a small study of 39 postmenopausal women and observed the following:

  • Increase in bone mineral density of the hip and spine among the trained women
  • Improvement in muscular strength and balance in the resistance trained women. 

 

 

Contact

So contact us today to find out more about your personalised exercise programme today!

For more details on your personal training sessions or simply to book your complimentary trial sessions with our friendly trainers, feel free to contact:

Name:     Jason Lim

Email:     jason@activered.sg

Phone:    90921358

Website: www.activered.sg

 

 

9 thoughts on “Active Personal Training – A Trainer for Everybody

  1. Nice blogpost. Thank you a lot for providing this data. Keep up the good work! I’ll be back for more updates! I am considering engaging an Active Personal Trainer in 2012. 🙂

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