Personal Training: In-Home in-Person and Virtual Training
Personal training exercise programs are individually tailored to your health, fitness, medical status and to meet your wellness goal. Whether you desire to optimize strength and energy or decrease the loss of bone mineral density associated with osteoporosis or other medical condition(s), we carefully design the appropriate exercise program for you.
In-person at-home training is provided in the comfort and convenience of your home.
Virtual training is provided to clients anywhere in the world where internet connection is available whether you are down the street, in another state or around the globe.
Our certified health and fitness professionals are medical exercise specialists, personal trainers, senior personal trainers, health and fitness coaches, running coaches, exercise physiologists, balance and mobility specialists, and TRX suspension exercise qualified.
You, the client are the expert on yourself and in what do you hope to achieve?
Optimizing function, health, fitness, and physical performance
Multi-sensory and multi-dimensional balance and mobility training
Weight loss and weight management
Restorative exercise to return optimal alignment and posture
Live in the comfort of your home without the anxiety of moving to an assisted care facility.
Exercise is Medicine
One of the most important decisions you can will make regarding your overall health is to incorporate regular physical activity (PA) into your life. Decades of research have shown that exercise is as effective as prescription medication in the management of several chronic diseases. Just as weight and blood pressure are addressed at nearly every health care visit, the same attention is often given to physical activity. When you have an existing medical condition, an exercise programs specifically tailored to this condition can better manage and even treat the condition, and prevent development of related chronic medical conditions and disease.
Targeted exercise can help medications be more effective in treating disease and exercise contribute to reducing the chances for developing related medical conditions.
We provide personal training many of the common medical conditions and more such as:
Diabetes type 1 and type 2
Hypertension(High Blood Pressure)
High cholesterol (LDL) or blood lipid disorders
Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia
Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis
Total body weight-loss, fat-loss, weight-gain
Balance and mobility(gait) disorders including falls intervention and prevention programming
Stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease,
Joint replacement (hip, knee, etc)
Frailty, muscle weakness, and imbalance, posture corrective exercise
Back and spine problems including low back pain.
We provide training for clients with cognitive impairment( dementia, Alzheimer's)
Exercise for clients with cognitive decline
Physical activity and daily exercise is essential for physical health and brain health. Accelerated cognitive decline is experienced by individuals who are inactive and sedentary. For clients with mild cognitive decline, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease personalized exercise programs are designed to maximize functional fitness, slow down age-and disease-related declines to remain functionally independent for as long as possible.
Caretaker Facilitated Personalized Exercise Plans
Another option to ensure the older adult client receive the needed exercise to maintain physical function and slow down cognitive decline is with Caretaker Facilitated Personalized Exercise Plans that are updated once a month or bimonthly by the health fitness professional. The caretaker assists client with daily physical activity and exercise according to the plan which can be provided for each day of the week. The healthfulness professional can adjust the program accordingly. This type of arrangement is beneficial for the client with financial considerations.
Caretaker Assisted Virtual Personalized Training Sessions
This type of training is possible for the client with physical, cognitive limitations, and/or at increased fall risk who should not be exercising independently. Client will be able to complete personalized training virtually under close supervision and guided by the health fitness professional due to location or financial consideration. Virtual training is priced lower than in-person and in-home training.
Clinical Exercise Programs
To maximize health outcomes our personal trainers often train clients who simultaneously receive Home Health Services, Outpatient Physical Therapy, or cancer treatment.
Your Personal Trainer is the Clinical Link
Our fitness professionals represent a critical link between clinic and community, serving as a valued member of the patient healthcare team and we work alongside healthcare providers and other allied health professionals.
Transitioning from Physical Therapy
A continuum of focused exercise is needed to retain function and skills gained through physical therapy. Stopping or reducing the exercise regimen will result in a decline in function and fitness. Specialized personal training programs help clients not only maintain function but also optimize fitness, health and slow down age-related and/or disease-related declines in function.
Patients with life-limiting illnesses often experience functional impairment, resulting in poorer quality of life. Studies have shown that exercise can improve physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing, which all help maintain independence.
TRX Suspension Exercise
Fitness & Function provides
TRX suspension exercise training for active agers who like to be challenged.
We have trainers qualified to provide TRX exercise training and TRX Sports Medicine
TRX suspension trainer allows clients to train anywhere anytime, home, hotel, garden, playground etc.
Personalized exercise programs utilizing the TRX are designed to meet each client's fitness goal.
Nordic walking provides a total body workout for
ALL AGES and benefits fitness and health, body and mind while enjoying the outdoors.
Because of its versatility and adaptability Nordic Walking is a valuable mode of exercise to individuals with medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, beginning balance problems, Parkinson's Disease, MS and more.
Nordic Walking started out as a summer training exercise for cross country skiers in Finland.
A Full Body Workout
Nordic Walking participants utilize 20% more of the body's muscles during each workout (70% vs. 90%). Nordic walking uses both upper and lower body muscles.
Better Posture and Gait
Nordic walking promotes good posture, better walking with heel strike and increased step length, and arm swing.
Benefits to Active Agers
As our bodies age, our gait or walking ability changes such as reduced step length, head forward posture, reduced joint range of motion, limited flexibility, loss of sensation in the feet and/or hands, etc.
Nordic Walking can bring the joy back into your walking and a spring back in your step.
Home Fitness Care is a unique wellness service aimed to help older adults restore and retain their functional ability and health throughout lifespan and thus minimize inactivity related declines in function. Many older adults get in the habit of too much sitting and lie down too much which leads to loss of muscle tissue called sarcopenia, and thus lose strength, joint range of motion and flexibility, loss of bone density and further leads to balance and mobility impairments which increases the risk of falls, fractures or other injuries. Home Fitness Care can prevent or break this downward cycle. Home Fitness Care is especially beneficial in retaining skills gained through physical therapy. Progressive exercise provides opportunity to further enhance function such as ability to get up from a chair, climbing stairs, getting in/out of a car, up from the floor etc.
Without regular exercise (two to three times per week) your skills gained, as well as strength, flexibility, joint range of motion and endurance will be lost quickly.
Home Fitness Care is personalized exercise training delivered by a certified personal trainer with geriatric exercise experience. Exercise is effective when training two to three times per week. Some clients opt to receive exercise five times per week. Spreading exercise sessions too far apart leads to a gradual decline in function.
Consistent and ongoing supervised exercise is aimed at helping clients
Maintain skills gained through physical therapy and further improve in function and fitness
Slow down age- and disease-related declines
Prevent falls and injury
Prevent frailty, muscle weakness, and instability
Improve mood, reduce pain, and feel better
Stay independent longer
Perform and execute exercises correctly and safely which is especially important with cognitive declines and memory problems
Avoid inactivity-related declines in functional ability and health
Add years to their life and quality of life to their years
Home Fitness Care is provided by fitness professionals and is not to be confused with Home Health. Home Fitness Care is provided by certified personal trainers with Senior Fitness Certification, or are Exercise Physiologists, Medical Exercise Specialists, FallProof Balance & Mobility Specialists, and/or Stepping On workshop leaders.
Active Aging and Lifelong Independence
Declines in fitness occur gradually over a period of many years. These declines in function are often a combination of (1) aging process, (2) physical inactivity or the habit of too much sitting, (3) disease or illness. These conditions accumulate to the point that they become noticeable and dysfunction happens and loss of independence.
Redefine the way you age and how you can age with appropriate intervention. Research shows that slowing down, stopping and even reversing the loss of function is possible. Even at an advanced age, 90+ years and beyond, people can improve in function and extend functional health and independence.
Intervention is necessary when you or a loved one experiences increasing difficulty with walking, getting up from a chair, getting in and out of a car, or bathtub, difficulty climbing stairs, problems with balance, a fall or close fall with or without injury, frailty, stiff muscles and joints.