Category Archives: Personal Training

I’m Not Injured, It Just Hurts

INTRODUCING PHYSICAL THERAPY AT THE TRAINING ROOM

by Dr. Kyle McCrobie

Have you ever asked yourself, “Should I see a specialist to get this [back, knee, shoulder, neck] pain checked out?” Then you think about making a doctors appointment, going through the inconvenient process of getting a referral, and ultimately decide that you’ll be fine and it’ll hopefully go away. After all, you don’t recall ever having an incident or event that caused the pain in the first place.
If you experience frequent, intermittent, or even occasional joint pain, your TR coach will always be able to modify exercises for you. A good training plan may even improve your movement quality and joint function enough to decrease or eliminate your pain. But what if at the end of the day your pain is still there? It goes away for a while and then returns? This is when a physical therapist (PT) should come into the picture.
Having a PT evaluate you is the smart choice. They can find the source of your pain, explain why it hurts, develop an individualized rehab plan, and can work with your strength coach on modifying your program during the rehab process. Trust me, your strength coach will thank you because they’re tired of hearing about your aches and pains 🙂
Enter physical therapy at The Training Room. The best case scenario is that your physical therapist and strength coach work together to help you get the most out of your training program and stay injury free. We can help ensure this happens by putting everyone under the same roof. Being able to see a qualified physical therapist at your gym without visiting a clinic multiple times per week, filing through insurance, and avoiding the same “old school” rehab exercises is exactly what you want- which is why we are making it happen for you.

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The One-on-One Advantage: What To Expect from Personal Training

by Heidi Shalek

 

Let me preface this post by saying that you do NOT necessarily need one-on-one coaching to be successful in the gym. What you DO need is good training technique a program you will actually follow.

A few weeks ago I received an email inquiry from a potential client asking about one-on-one training. This led to the very long-winded (non-edited) answer I am sharing with you now- straight from my Sent folder. If you’ve ever been curious about personal training or wondered if it is right for you, I hope this helps!

Q. “I could really use some one-on-one help and motivation getting back on track. Can you talk to me a little bit about what personal training sessions look like? Is it primarily guidance? Do we try new things each session?”

A. The best way to explain it is a balance between what your body needs and what you want/expect from training. For some people, the needs and wants are completely in line with each other. For others, they can be vastly different. For example, someone could come in wanting or expecting a total body beat down that leaves them in a puddle on the floor, when what they really need is mobility and recovery work. We are always working to achieve this balance so that expectations are met while progress is being made. I hope that makes sense? That’s why we do a movement screen and physical assessment combined with a goal discussion when you start- to determine the best plan forward. At the foundation of all training progress is good movement, so you will be coached to master the fundamental concepts of breathing, core bracing, neutral spine position, squatting and hinging for sure.

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