1 - What is Medical Exercise Training?
Medical exercise training is the development and implementation of fitness programs for clients with special population conditions. These programs work towards increasing fitness, function and the overall health of the client. This type of programming does not provide any aspect of medical treatment of a client's condition. Some examples of what is encompassed in a post-rehab program are as follows:
- FITNESS ASSESSMENTS
- STRENGTH TRAINING
- FLEXIBILITY TRAINING
- CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING
- FUNCTIONAL CONDITIONING
- HYPERTENSION / DIABETES FITNESS TRAINING
- PROGRAMMING FOR OLDER ADULTS / ARTHRITIS / OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS
2 - What can I expect when I begin this type of program?
- Clients with medical or post-rehab conditions must be referred from a medical professional such as a medical doctor, physical therapist, physiotherapist, or chiropractor.
- Prior to beginning the program you will be screened to ensure that it is safe to begin exercising. The next step will be a full fitness assessment to mark the starting point and formulate the program.
- Workout schedules may vary from three times per week to a single session that simply sets up the program (this is determined by your specific situation). Periodic re-assessments will be performed which will dictate exercise progression.
- Constant communication will be maintained with the referral source regarding progress and ensuring that any issues outside of the scope of this program are addressed.
3 - How is a Medical Exercise Specialist different from a Personal Trainer?
Medical Exercise Specialists undergo additional training beyond the normal Personal Training certification criteria. Study includes: cardiovascular, metabolic, neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions, post-rehabilitation protocols for each condition, advanced anatomy and exercise technique, injury process and prevention and how medical conditions respond to exercise.
4 - What kind of equipment do I need?
- No equipment is necessary for sessions with a DrKoach. Our medical Fitness trainers bring the necessary equipment with them to save you the hassle. If you have a home gym, then your trainer is fully capable of utilizing your personal tools.
- If you would like to purchase equipment for exercising during your "off days", then we are happy to make recommendations of equipment suitable for your fitness goals.
5 - How long am I required to sign up?
We have no long-term contracts and provide training as a monthly subscription based on the preferred number of training sessions per week.
6 - How long does it take to see results?
- When exercising on a consistent basis, clients normally see changes in performance (i.e., increased strength, endurance, functionality, etc.) within 3-4 weeks, and aesthetic changes between 4-6 weeks.
- Best results are typically found when both diet and exercise are addressed.
7 - How much space do I need?
- Your medical/fitness trainer is highly skilled with the ability to train pretty much anywhere. A small area such as a 10x10 living room space works just fine.
- Want to take the exercise outside from time to time? Perfect! We love the outdoors and are totally equipped for those sessions in nature.
8 - What exercise program will I follow?
- Your medical fitness program is tailored specific to your needs. Your medical exercise trainer will design each workout based on your goals and physical abilities.
- Have a prior injury or chronic illness (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.)? Your medical fitness trainer will be able to make necessary adjustments to your program to assure safe and efficient workouts.