Water exercise is an excellent way to improve strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. It can be gentle enough to reduce pain and allow injuries to heal, yet powerful enough to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle function. Your session with a licensed physical therapist can focus on: upper or lower body, trunk/spine, specific areas of weakness, balance, deep-water conditioning (seasonal), or any type of rehabilitation exercise.
This is the perfect service if you are training for an event, trip or competition. Get custom advice from an exercise physiologist who will assess your training program, take you through appropriate exercises, and give you precise, written instructions to take with you. We can help you improve at virtually any activity. Sessions include:
- Distance Running
- Distance Walking
Do you want to be able to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing with greater ease? Do people remind you to straighten up? You can increase energy, decrease pain and help prevent injury through proper posture. An exercise physiologist will assess your posture in detail, and advise you on exercise, internal awareness and proper body alignment.
Note: We recommend that you follow this with Align & Lengthen for best results.
If you suffer from a low-back condition stemming from poor posture, injury, scoliosis, overuse or sprains and strains, these sessions with a physical therapist can be invaluable. Learn how to improve the stability of your back and resume normal movement patterns without pain through a series of exercises, some incorporating an exercise ball or foam rollers, if desired. In addition, discover how improved functional strength and posture can promote healing. Muscle length/strength testing may be included.
Good posture is an expression of intrinsic confidence and grace, and improves your appearance, function and comfort. Work with a fitness specialist who will give you practical tips and simple movements you can practice at home. The result: more ease, less tightness and pain, deeper breathing, greater mental clarity and a new spring in your step.
Note: For best results, we recommend a Posture Analysis prior to taking this service.
How many calories do you really burn when you work out? Find out, and learn to maximize your metabolic potential. This service is recommended for people who want to change body composition, increase stamina and fitness or improve sports performance.
Part I – An exercise physiologist administers a submaximal exercise test while you exercise on your choice of cardiovascular exercise equipment: elliptical trainer, rowing machine, stationary bike or treadmill. 50 minutes.
Note: This test cannot be performed in a pool.
Part II – After analyzing the data, your exercise physiologist will design an exercise program to maximize your workout and enhance your training program. Learn your VO2 maximum, anaerobic threshold, calories burned at any given heart rate, your target heart-rate zone, how to perform interval training and fat versus carbohydrate burn. 50 minutes.
Explore your fitness level and learn how you can make improvements in your exercise program.
Part I – Whether you exercise regularly for fitness or are devoted to a sport, you can benefit from an expert analysis of your exercise program. Assessments, which may include aerobic capacity, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, agility and body composition by skinfolds, will be chosen based on your level of fitness, exercise history and goals. 50 minutes.
Part II – An exercise physiologist reviews your test results with you and designs an individual program fine-tuned to your fitness level and goals. 50 minutes.
Note: We recommend that you book this service prior to arrival. This service is for apparently healthy people with no major risk factors for vascular or heart disease. Men over 45 and women over 55 need to speak with a Program Advisor about American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for taking this test. You may need to take a Cardiac Stress Test first with a physician. If you are an experienced exerciser or competitive athlete, you may want to explore ways to improve your peak performance by doing a Metabolic Exercise Assessment.
Do you need help stretching your tight muscles? An exercise physiologist identifies your tight areas and shows you how to isolate and lengthen them. Take home an effective, customized stretching program.
Good balance and agility are essential to fitness and safety, and this service is the first step in improving both – no matter what your age or fitness level. An exercise physiologist will evaluate your balance and agility, design a written, take-home plan to improve both, and then take you through appropriate exercises. Whether you want to improve athletic performance, prevent falls or would simply like to move with sureness and grace, our experts can help.
Note: To get maximum benefit from an assessment by an exercise physiologist, we recommend that you book a follow-up session with a movement therapist or fitness instructor to practice your new exercise routine. You’ll get a great workout while practicing correct form and getting tips that will enhance your program over time.
Get outside and get some fresh air. We have walks for every level and interest. In case of inclement weather, please call Ext. 5567 for cancellation information.