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