The last two weeks I have been discussing what I call my airlines approach to exercise. First, you pass through security, then you can choose economy-class exercise — walking, the no-frills approach. Or you can move up to business-class exercise for those who want more from the experience. This includes resistance exercise (in addition to walking) to help you hold on to strength and muscle mass, which is especially important for baby boomers.
This week, we move up to first-class exercise. If you suffer from old, nagging injuries or some type of orthopedic problem, or you require rehabilitation, or maybe you want a unique approach, first-class exercise is for you.
Moving up to first-class exercise
Last week I mentioned hiring a personal trainer for a few sessions to jump-start you with business-class exercise. When moving up to first class, you get ongoing sessions with a personal trainer. This can be once, twice or three times a week, depending upon how much you are willing to spend and how much encouragement you require to stay motivated. A personal trainer not only will help keep you motivated by making you accountable, but as you progress, you will be exposed to a wide variety of approaches and strategies, and you can choose the ones that work best for you.
Full story of physical therapy and health at the Courier Journal