Posts Tagged 'Physical Activity'

Physical Activity is for Everybody. How do you get enough?

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The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability is sponsoring a video contest entitled, “How do you get enough?” Being physically active is good for every body. This is especially true for people with disabilities who tend to participate in less physical activity, carry excess weight and have higher rates of chronic heart disease and other health conditions.  The intention of this video contest is to illustrate to society that people with disabilities do live healthy active lifestyles as well as share various ways to get physical activity for individuals with disabilities and activity limitations.

Posted by Melissa Jan 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Top Fitness Trends for 2011: An Introduction

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Over the past five years, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has conducted an annual survey to determine what individuals in the fitness industry believe will be the top trends for the coming year.

Posted by Carolyn Dec 22, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 3

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Course Adjustments

The resulting diagnosis forced a ninety day time delay in the progression toward my goal.  The new goal had to be focused on pain management.  There is an understanding between James and I about the program design.  He takes existing muscle control and mobility functions and helps me to increase strength, mobility, and endurance.  At the same time, he is working with me to try to establish and pattern new movements for areas of non-existent function.  The goal is for function to develop.

Posted by Kerry Dec 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Getting Creative to Beat the Winter Blues

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I look forward to winter for many reasons. With winter comes the holiday season…full of love and joy. I love how beautiful snow can be and how much fun it can be to play in it or go ice skating outdoors. I even love the cold weather sometimes because it makes coming home that much more exciting. But, snow and ice present some real issues for everyone in regards to getting where you need to go.

Posted by Carolyn Dec 14, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

From Active to Sedentary: A Harsh Reality

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The concept of being sedentary used to be absolutely foreign to me. When we would talk about people who live an inactive life in my college classes, I would be thinking in the back of my head that nobody is really like that. My reality was so skewed.

Posted by Carolyn Dec 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 2

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Conduct

There is an unwritten agreement and code of conduct that exists between the client and professional.  I try to establish a business perspective with the fitness professional I am working with as quickly as possible.  This is a business transaction not a social gathering.  It is my responsibility to keep a professional demeanor and conduct with the fitness professional at all times regardless of what may happen in session.  It does not matter if I have had a bad day in other settings.

Posted by Kerry Dec 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours Part 1

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High Expectations

In the spring of 2010, I experienced an interruption in my defined goal of walking device- free.  I injured my upper back.   Many people with mobility impairments can experience back, arm, and shoulder injuries from over-use of repetitive motion or certain other factors.  A compensatory rotational motion that I use to move and walk, due to Spastic Cerebral Palsy, caused a herniated disc in the middle of my back.  Most often golfers or 1 out of 1000 people will sustain an injury like mine.   This injury slowed the progression of where I hoped to be by the end of the year.  My expectations for certain evidence of improvement like changes in balance or gait, or other notable sign of progression did not come.

Posted by Kerry Dec 08, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Going for A Walk-Part 5

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Adaptability-

When Kerry is inactive or is overstimulated, her body becomes less pliable, and she loses ground much faster than people that do not have a physiologic hurdle. When the answers to my basic evaluation questions are not favorable, my goals are to assist Kerry to:

Posted by Kerry Dec 01, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Tricia Downing: Redefining Able

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Imagine a moment so dramatic that it could define you for the rest of your days. That it could change what you do, how you do it and call into question every dream you’ve ever dared to chase. What happens when you arrive back at square one?

Posted by guest Nov 29, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Going for A Walk-Part 4

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Passion for the Work-

When someone takes on a role as a personal fitness professional, it is because they have a passion for it. The spectrum of individuals that come into the profession is as broad as the day is long, with different expertise and different goals. As a full- time occupation dedicated to helping people make changes in their lives through guidance, support, and motivation, it requires the provider to be very giving of themselves.

Posted by Kerry Nov 26, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments