How do you know if a personalized fitness plan at Loehr Health Center is right for you?
You’re looking to be the healthiest you can be.
You want a program that supports your daily functional movements.
You’ve always been able to do your homework, but need a little extra accountability in the fitness department.
Personal fitness isn’t a phase for you. You are ready to get moving.
What chronic health conditions may exercise and regular physical activity help improve?
There are MANY studies that show exercise and physical activity support a healthy body.
Exercise (including aerobic and anaerobic activities) not only helps you manage the symptoms of chronic disease, it can also boost your immune system to fight off disease.
The number of benefits from exercising is numerous! Here are a few of the health conditions that exercise can help improve the symptoms of and/or lower the risk for developing:
- Coronary artery disease
- Fall related injuries
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Irregular sleep
- Metabolic syndrome
- Some cancers
- And more!
Before starting any exercise program, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider to evaluate your current health condition, establish your exercise goals, and create a plan to gradually reach those goals. They can help provide safe recommendations and provide precautions for you to watch for prior to beginning your fitness program.
An athletic trainer is a certified and licensed healthcare professional.
At Loehr Health Center, we have athletic trainers on our team to create personalized fitness plans. There are many similarities between an athletic trainer and a personal fitness coach.
Both types of fitness instructors create work-out plans with a variety of exercises designed to help you reach your health goals. The primary difference between an athletic trainer and a personal fitness trainer is in what type of environment they are working in.
Athletic trainers work with other healthcare providers (ex. chiropractors and medical doctors) to diagnose, treat, and prevent injuries. Often times, the individuals are patients referred to them to receive help rehabilitating muscles and other parts of the body. Because they are part of a medical team helping a patient with a clinical outcome, athletic trainers must receive specific training, be licensed by the state, and complete continuing healthcare education.
In some cases, personal fitness instructors may be certified by a third-party organization, but are not required to have any certifications, be licensed, or complete on-going education credits.
Personal Fitness Program FAQs and Answers
Your fitness program is completely based on your healthcare goals.
Here is a baseline of what is included in every fitness program we create:
- Functional movement evaluation
- Exercise consultation and goal setting
- Customized at-home fitness plan
- Regularly scheduled, one-on-one, athletic training and coaching sessions
No, you do not have to be a patient of Loehr Health Center, or any other physician, to see an athletic trainer for personal fitness. A Certified Athletic Trainer is a licensed healthcare professional in the State of Missouri and may create a custom fitness plan to improve healthcare outcomes.
No, personal fitness programs and athletic training services (ex. TPI, ACE Youth Fitness, and BirthFit) are not covered by insurance.