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Always Injuring Yourself at the Gym?

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Injuries are all too common among regular gym-goers.

The intimidating and competitive environment often causes people to a) constantly train using the incorrect form and b) overwork themselves in an effort to compete with others in their gym.

Personal Training, however, allows clients to safely and sensibly workout with constant supervision and guidance, eliminating the risk of injury.

Here are a few insider tips on how we help our clients avoid injury when training with us:

1. We offer tailored programs

By tailoring all of our workout routines to meet each individual’s needs, we ensure you’re not overexerting yourself or creating the risk for injury to occur. If your body has been out of practice (aka you haven’t had a regular exercise routine) for a little while, it will take a bit of time to adapt to your new fitness regime. We can help you ease into this, by starting with simple exercises that won’t cause major muscle soreness, and incorporating pre and post workout stretching into every routine.

2. Using the right techniques

One of the primary reasons people injure themselves at the gym is because they are performing an exercise incorrectly. Common injuries include sprained ankles or torn ligaments from incorrect squatting or lunging, and back or shoulder strains from lifting dumbbells incorrectly.

At Striders, we make sure you are shown every exercise correctly the first time around and help you through them every time to ensure you are 100% comfortable and not at risk of injury.

3. Making sure you’re warming up properly

You might hear us in the studio, preaching the “never skip your warm-up” mantra – and that’s because we mean it! Warming up is one of the most important parts of exercising, as it prepares your body for the upcoming workout. A simple 15-minute brisk walk or jog will increase your heart rate, which gets your blood flowing to your muscles and loosens up your joints, helping to prevent strain or injury from occurring. Pretty incredible, huh!

4. Avoiding too much repetition

Variety is a good thing when it comes to exercise because working on the same muscle groups for long periods of time can put undue stress on joints, muscles and connective tissues. Not to mention, it gets boring doing the same thing over and over again!

At Striders, we like to mix up your routine by alternating between body parts, to make sure you aren’t putting unnecessary pressure on anything in particular.

Do you always seem to be injuring yourself at the gym? A personal trainer can help you improve your technique and strengthen your body to protect it from injury. If you’re currently recovering from an injury (or surgery), we can help you reclaim your strength in a safe and responsible environment. There’s nothing worse than constant pain and fear, contact us today to find out how we can help you change your life for the better!

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