Heather Betancourt Fitness Director- PTN Vesla 360
Hi this is Heather Betancourt, the Director of Strength at PTN Vesla 360.
Being a fitness professional I see many different types of people with varying fitness goals. Some of my clients want to lose weight, some want to gain weight, some want to achieve greater athletic ability and others want to avoid pain and movement problems.
With so many variables to achieve fitness one thing is certain. No two people should ever receive the same fitness plan.
There is a myth called “no pain, no gain.” That’s a really big myth that is out there. People still believe this and if you do then it is my goal to make sure that you have the right information. Here are three common things that I want you to know before you begin or continue with any exercise program:
#1) Every exercise program is not for everyone. So, if you are 20 years old, you’re going to be performing things that are going to help you a little bit differently than if you’re 40 or 60 years old. Every exercise program is not for everyone. There are different variations of exercise. CrossFit, Pilates, yoga, boot camps and not all of these things fit everybody.
#2) You might not know what deficits you might have before you jump into a new exercise program. People will get into a high or low-impact program. They may already have some orthopedic problems. Sometimes tight hamstrings, and maybe weakness in certain areas in the body. Maybe people have had some inconsistent shoulder or back pain. Then then you perform fitness, these areas get exacerbated and then you get hurt. So, a program that you need to take a look at is one that can do orthopedic assessment like we do at PTN before, you know, before you get started.
#3) Stretching, warming up and warming up your joints cannot be taken for granted. You need a strengthening and stretching program, and a way to get the joints mobile and loose to avoid injury. High-impact exercises are really stressful on the joints. So if you’re 40, you’re 60 years old, once again, you’re going to want to be doing movements that are different than if you are a 20 year old or an athlete.
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See you soon to achieve YOUR goals!