One of the main concerns with aging is mobility. According to the National Institutes of Health, mobility issues, such as walking and freely moving around, may occur as we age. They report that a lack of physical activity or exercise makes people more likely to have mobility issues. The good news for those who already have mobility issues is that they may be able to improve their situation through personal training and medical exercise.
“Having a consistent training program will help with joint and muscle lubrication, help avoid injury, and help you move better,” explains Jennifer Scherer, medical exercise specialist, certified personal trainer, and owner of Fredericksburg Fitness Studio. “Having total body mobility will carry over to injury prevention as well as feeling empowered to do the things you want to do in life, whatever that may be.”
As Scherer points out, mobility issues arise due to various reasons like our lifestyle, jobs, hobbies, etc. Many jobs create a sedentary environment, which aids in a lack of mobility. Various lifestyles can create deficits in mobility in different areas of our bodies. Personal training and medical exercise can help with many areas of someone’s fitness, including strength, flexibility, range of motion, cardiovascular health, and mobility.
Working on total body strengthening and stretching will allow the body to overcome muscle tightness, fatigue, mobility issues, etc. Here are three exercises that can help promote better mobility:
- Open book exercise. Lying on your side with your arms straight out on the floor, palms together, and knees bent at 90 degrees, slowly open the top arm up and back towards the other side of the floor, following with your head. Repeat 10 times on each side, and do two sets.
- Dumbbell front to side raise. While standing tall with good posture and dumbbells in your hands by your sides, palms facing you, raise your arms to parallel with the shoulders and out to the sides like a T, and then back down to starting position. Repeat this 10 times, and do two sets.
- Walking lunges. While standing tall with good posture and feet together, take a large step forward with your left leg, bend both knees down to reach 90 degrees, and bring the right leg up to meet the left. Repeat this 10 times, and do two sets.
“We have helped many people to improve their mobility through medical exercise,” added Scherer. “Our programs are tailored to help each person meet their goals. When you work with a personal trainer here, you get a custom routine that will make you become more mobile and feel great.”
Fredericksburg Fitness Studio is a private personal training studio that offers a range of services to improve health and wellness, including medical exercise, personal training, in-home medical training, virtual personal training, nutrition coaching, and a Pilates reformer program. All workouts on it are custom-tailored for the individual to address their physical fitness concerns. The Pilates Reformer program features a versatile machine designed to provide resistance. It can be used with the person standing, sitting, or lying down.
Fredericksburg Fitness Studio doesn’t offer memberships as other gyms do. They offer private customized fitness programs that are available by appointment. Many people who go to the studio are referrals from physical therapists and doctors. The wellness professionals at the studio communicate with the medical teams to keep them up to date on patient progress. To learn more about Fredericksburg Fitness Studio, visit the site: https://www.fburgfitness.com.
About Fredericksburg Fitness Studio
Founded in 2008, Fredericksburg Fitness Studio offers personalized fitness programs, nutrition coaching, and medical training. The private personal training studio was started by Jennifer Scherer, who has a background in human physiology, anatomy, nutrition, weight training, and exercise. The studio has a team working to help people reach their health and wellness goals. To learn more, visit the site at: https://www.fburgfitness.com.