If you’re looking for more direction or personal training options, you can stop by one of our four locations and ask about our Fitness for Life membership. For a monthly flat rate, you can use the equipment at one of our gyms and get help from a physical therapist or trainer with structuring a focused exercise program. Besides the gym, most locations have access to a pool that is open to the public at a minimal additional cost. We offer a friendly environment that will help you stay fit throughout the entire year.
If walking is more your style, join The Center in our annual pedometer “ Stepping it up Challenge” during the winter. Each of us strive to reach 10,000 steps (about 5 miles) per day. You can achieve these steps with simple household activities (i.e. shoveling snow or vacuuming) or with sport activity such as swimming, biking, or running. Click here for a convenient and helpful activity-to-step conversion chart. If you are a looking for something more advanced than a pedometer to track your activity, the new Fitbits are great tools to motivate you to stay active by tracking activity, seeing trends and reaching your goals.
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation team offers many ways for athletes to enhance their performance. The winter is the offseason for many sports including baseball, cross-country, track, biking and golf. The Center’s specialty programs can help you reach your full potential utilizing trained professionals to analyze your performance and provide you individualized, structured exercises to boost your performance and reduce the chance of injury during your off season. This winter, take advantage of the programs we offer including: Bike Fit, Swimmer analysis, TAP (Throwers Athletic Performance), Video Gait analysis, or TPI Golf fitness instruction.
Hopefully this blog encourages readers to stay active and motivated when the snow piles high.
Carolyn Murray, DPT in collaboration with Dan Hanks, SPT