The fitness performance training program is a comprehensive evaluation and training session, offering one-stop care for beginners and elite athletes, in a private, one-on-one setting.
This training program gives beginners confidence to use gym equipment and provides a personalized exercise regimen to maximize aerobic conditioning, strength and flexibility. For more experienced athletes, the staff will help identify goals for training and provide valuable direction on reaching those goals.
A questionnaire identifies your current activity level, the time you are willing to commit to exercise, and your fitness goals. An experienced physical therapist will then help you identify goals for your fitness routine. Some people want to get in shape to lose weight, while others see it as a way to help with joint stiffness. Still others simply want to look good in a swimsuit or be able to hike or bike up a steep hill. Elite athletes may wish to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and tailor their workout to improve their fitness balance. Physical therapists will work with you to devise a step-by-step plan to help you reach your goals.
A thorough musculoskeletal assessment is essential to determine your condition and to identify areas of strength and weakness, including flexibility, strength, range of motion, stability and aerobic capacity. During this evaluation, the physical therapist also reviews the questionnaire, incorporating your unique motivations and goals into the overall assessment.
If you have limited experience in a gym, the physical therapist will educate you on the use and purpose of various exercise equipment, and help you create an exercise prescription tailored to your goals and needs. The experienced athlete will receive equipment training and advice on form, technique and activity training to achieve optimal benefit and help prevent injury. These personal consultations are conducted in the privacy of a one-on-one session.
You will receive a goal-based exercise prescription with recommendations for aerobic exercise and strength, flexibility and stability training. This written program is an important resource and guide for ongoing training.