Exercise programs can be found online, in magazines, by watching TV shows, listening to the radio, getting tips from your friends or work colleagues, fitness enthusiasts, “fitness gurus”, etc.…. there are hundreds of “helpful” tips and advice available to us that are beneficial to everybody. Right? Actually, this is where many people with good intentions to improve their wellbeing get it very wrong.
Starting or changing an exercise routine without seeking advice and guidance from an experienced and qualified health professional will expose you to many problems, including poor technique, excessive loading, poor exercise choice, performing too many exercises, poor time management, setting unrealistic goals, all of which may lead to injury and/or a failure to reach your potential.
The most important exercise tip is that your exercise program needs to be about YOU. Yes, an individualised exercise prescription is the most important aspect of any training, rehabilitation, weight loss, strength or lifestyle modification program. Only a qualified health professional, trained and accredited to prescribe exercise should be giving you guidance and support to help with your journey towards better health.
An individualised exercise prescription by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist enables you to safely and effectively work towards achieving your goals whilst avoiding the pitfalls of injury and poor compliance. Collaboration between these health professionals enables your exercise program to be coordinated and delivered in a safe and effective manner, and most importantly will be tailored towards your individual needs.
Understanding how your body and mind will potentially react to an exercise routine is essential for longer term success. With education, patience, and great technique you can achieve your desired state of health and wellbeing.
So next time you need to set up a new routine or have an injury concern, speak to our staff about an individualised exercise program that focuses on YOUR NEEDS. We’ll get you started on a wonderful journey towards achieving your ultimate goal!
(Bachelor Applied Science (Physical Education) / Graduate Diploma Sport & Recreation Management)