In my in-home personal training business in Delray Beach Florida, my clients’ ages vary from 50-year-olds through 80-year-olds. This special population has a lot of issues with muscle strength, mobility, and musculoskeletal pain to name a few. One of the best things that an elderly client can do is incorporate a rehabilitation program alongside their fitness program. This is where a very knowledgeable personal trainer can help. In the fitness industry, personal trainers can improve a client’s health and well-being. In every fitness program, there should be a rehabilitation component included.
Elderly people are very deficient in balance, strength, and mobility. Just an example of how I help my clients with these issues: I incorporate strength training exercises, such as dumbbell bench presses, step ups on a foam pad, and active leg kicks to the front. These exercises help tremendously with client issues in a general fitness program.
In professional sports, all athletes are encouraged to work on a rehabilitation program pertaining to their weaknesses in their bodies. The same should go with adults who want to work out to keep a high level of fitness and health. Alongside their fitness program, one-quarter of the program should be rehabilitation and balancing the body. This will ensure that the client is functioning properly and will be less disposed to injury.
When choosing a personal trainer, it would be a good idea to make sure they are experienced in rehabilitation and making the body pain free.
Michael Metchikian NASM, CPT, CES
Michael works with clients in the Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, and Boca Raton area. He works with clients in their homes, apartments and the gyms of their choice. He specializes in many forms of fitness. Such a strength training, rehabilitation, pain management, flexibility and balance, and nutrition.