Personal Training Programs

One on One personal training program’s with number one goal is injury prevention. It is goal-driven; results oriented and are for the individual who wants to go above and beyond the basic programs currently offered.  The individual desires an exercise program that is based on their body’s unique needs and requirements.  The focus is on functional training and correcting muscle imbalances which include:  balance and stability; resistance training; cardiovascular improvement and core stability.  Each session will be a complete full body workout based not only on their overall goals but on their daily needs as these change.

Group Classes (Total Body Fitness Camp)

Group personal training programs with Tina McDermott are very similar to the one on one program with its focus on functional training and correcting muscle imbalances.  They are designed for the individual who enjoys the effectiveness and security of having a personal trainer but also wants a more social atmosphere with a bonus of a lower fee.

Functional Training

Functional training is the foundation of all Tina McDermott’s personal training programs.  It is an exercise strategy designed to improve an individual’s performance on activities in daily life by mimicking these actions such as walking, picking up and carrying objects, getting in and out of a bathtub or a car, gardening or whatever other activity the client wants improvement on to make their daily lives more enjoyable.  The program makes use of stability balls, resistance bands, light hand weights and a mat for stretching.

The training involves mainly resistance activities targeted at the muscles of the abdomen and lower back while also making use of all of the smaller intrinsic balance and stability muscles throughout the body.  Many fitness facilities have a variety of weight training machines which target and isolate specific muscles but ignore the core muscles.  These movements do not bear any relationship to the movements people make in their regular activities and could provoke an injury if done incorrectly.  Functional training attempts to adapt or develop exercises which allow individuals to perform the activities of daily life more easily and without injuries.

Benefits of Functional Training

Functional training may lead to better muscular balance and joint stability, possibly decreasing possible injuries.  The benefits may arise from the use of training that emphasizes the body’s natural ability to move in six degrees of freedom. In comparison, though machines appear to be safer to use, they restrict movements to a single plane of motion, which is an unnatural form of movement for the body and may potentially lead to faulty movement patterns or injury.[1] In 2009 Spennewyn conducted research, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research which compared functional training to fixed variable training techniques, this was considered the first research of its type comparing the two methods of strength training.

Results of the study showed very substantial gains and benefits in the functional training group over fixed training equipment. Functional users had a 58% greater increase in strength over the fixed-form group. Their improvements in balance were 196% higher over fixed and reported an overall decrease in joint pain by 30%.[2]

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