Doctors Hate Them: How Personal Trainers Are Disrupting the Healthcare IndustrySep 11, 2023
Forget your GP; your personal trainer might be the most important healthcare provider you're not talking to.
For years, personal trainers have been confined to the periphery of healthcare, focused exclusively on building muscle and cutting fat. But as healthcare evolves, personal trainers are emerging as unsung heroes in the pursuit of comprehensive well-being, bridging the gap between brain science and training.
The NEW Role of Personal Trainers in our Healthcare System
The traditional role of a personal trainer has been narrowly defined: to help you look and feel good in your body. But as healthcare becomes increasingly multi-disciplinary, personal trainers are expanding their scope to include elements of wellness that go beyond the mere physical. Armed with an understanding of functional neurology, these modern trainers are set to redefine healthcare as we know it.
Personal trainers have always been the frontline to all things health and fitness. But now, as the knowledge of brain science and training continues to advance, modern personal trainers are becoming more than just exercise coaches – they’re wellness guides.
By leveraging evidence-based methods such as functional neurology, these new personal trainers can go beyond simply providing physical training sessions. They’re also able to address clients’
Provide More Personalized Workouts
Today's personal trainers are not just "workout planners." With a rudimentary understanding of functional neurology, trainers can evaluate neurological functions and tailor fitness regimens accordingly. This takes personal training to an unprecedented level of individualization, offering routines that cater not only to one's physical but also neural characteristics.
Functional neurology further opens up the possibility of offering both physical and brain support. Trainers can create personalized workouts that target not only muscle development, but also cognitive processes such as concentration, memory, and focus. By combining exercises with mental drills, personal trainers can help their clients improve overall wellness while achieving fitness goals.
Recognize Red Flags
A personal trainer is by no means a substitute for professional medical advice. However, those equipped with functional neurology insights can serve as the first line of defense, identifying red flags that may indicate neurological issues. This timely recognition can facilitate early intervention, directing clients toward appropriate specialist consultations.
The Future is Multi-disciplinary
As we venture further into the 21st century, it's becoming abundantly clear that healthcare must be multi-disciplinary to be effective. Traditional barriers between fields are crumbling, making room for a more integrated approach to well-being. Personal trainers, once sidelined as mere "fitness coaches," are becoming key players in this transformation.
The future of personal training is not in isolated disciplines but in collaborative, holistic practices, and it's time for personal trainers to be at the forefront of this revolution. Click this link to connect with us and explore how your expertise can contribute to a healthier, more holistic future.
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