A personal trainer is a fitness expert whose main role is to help clients achieve fitness goals. A trainer will develop an individualized plan that is customized for what you want to achieve. Your personal trainer can also help to continue your fitness and rehabilitation after your formal therapy has concluded.
Personal training is proven to help with the following:
Where's the proof?
Personal trainers work with individuals to improve their strength and balance which has been proven to help reduce falls. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults aged ≥65 years. In 2014, Bergen, Steven and Burns conducted a study "Falls and Fall Injuries Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years - United States, 2014." During 2014, approximately 27,000 older adults died because of falls; 2.8 million were treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries, and approximately 800,000 of these patients were subsequently hospitalized. In 2014, 28.7% of older adults reported falling; the estimated 29.0 million falls resulted in 7.0 million injuries. Known effective strategies for reducing the number of older adult falls include a multi factorial clinical approach (e.g., gait and balance assessment, strength and balance exercises, and medication review). Health care providers can play an important role in fall prevention by screening older adults for fall risk, reviewing and managing medications linked to falls, and recommending vitamin D supplements to improve bone, muscle, and nerve health and reduce the risk for falls.