There are many Ottawa based personal trainers.  How do you pick the right one?  It may be hard to know where to start.  There are some key things to look for when choosing an Ottawa personal trainer, especially when you are injured.  Here are some tips from Fleming Fitness – an Ottawa based kinesiology and mobile personal training company.

Often times, injuries lead to a deconditioning of the body.  A person may experience weight gain, a decrease in strength and low self – esteem.  After all this, the thought of going to a gym can be intimidating.  Someone who has gone through physiotherapy may be ready to start working out, but is worried about re-injuring themselves.  This is where Ottawa personal trainers like Fleming Fitness can help.

Not all personal trainers have the skills needed to work with injured clients.  No one person’s needs are exactly the same.  An experienced personal trainer should properly assess a person, look at limitations and create an exercise routine tailored for that individuals specific needs.  The wrong training program can lead to further injuries, which will make it harder for any person to reach their goals.   With the right personal training, individuals should be given the tools to eventually work out safely on their own.

Personal training can work concurrently with chiropractic care, physiotherapy and massage therapy.  The focus of personal training is on many elements of health, including nutrition, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.  Benefits include weight loss, increased energy, confidence and more.  A personal trainer should train the body as a whole unit rather than isolating parts of the body. Workouts should incorporate exercises that use more than one muscle at the same time (functional movements) to help make your daily activities easier.  A personal trainer should also be able to provide up to date certifications and references from past clients.  All your health practitioners, including your personal trainer should work together to help you get your life back on track.