Personal Training

In-Home and Virtual
Personal Training


Personal training is tailored to meet the unique need of each of client's. Our aggregated and certified personal trainers are medical exercise specialists, senior personal trainers, health and fitness coaches, running coaches, exercise physiologists, and balance and mobility specialists and provide personal training for clients with a variety of wellness goals and medical conditions such as:

  • Optimizing fitness, health, function, balance, and performance

  • Weight loss and weight management

  • Restorative exercise to return optimal alignment and posture

  • Diabetes type 1 and type 2

  • Cancer

  • Hypertension(High Blood Pressure)

  • High cholesterol (LDL) or blood lipid disorders

  • Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia

  • Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • 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, 

  • Incontinence

  • Joint replacement (hip, knee, etc) 

  • Frailty, muscle weakness, and imbalance, posture corrective exercise

  • Asthma, COPD

  • Back and spine problems including low back pain. 

  • We provide training for clients with cognitive impairment( dementia, Alzheimer's)

Functional Fitness and Clinical Exercise Training Programs

 

We work with healthy clients with the goal of maintaining health, fitness and prevent development of chronic medical conditions, and train clients with sometimes multiple and complex medical conditions.

 

For our clients with cognitive declines (dementia and Alzheimer’s), a personalized exercise program is designed to maximize functional fitness, and to slow down age-and disease-related declines so that the individual can remain functionally independent for as long as possible. 

 

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.

Palliative Exercise

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

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Nordic Walking

 

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 injuriesHome Fitness Care can prevent or break this downward cycle. Home Fitness Care is especially beneficial help keeping 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) the skills gained, 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.

Fitness & Function

Phone 503-267-1030

info@fitnessandfunction.com

www.FitnessAndfunction.com

Mailing address

4804 NW Bethany Blvd. Suite 12 #167

Portland, OR 97229