Getting to fit (old back injury) - Recommend a trainer/therapist
Original post made by MiddleAgedLad, Palo Verde, on May 28, 2007
Basic facts: I'm in my early 40s and healthy but 25-30 lbs over ideal weight. I've accumulated a couple of injuries (back and shoulder) that are impediments to pursuing a standard exercise program. I suffered a lower back injury (chopping wood) 15 years ago. While my back is stable from doing yoga and light exercise (recumbent bike, walking), the combination of the weight and the injury has made it difficult to get back to being fit enough to manage my weight.
I've tried a couple of trainers and have been disappointed in their capabilities in terms of understanding injury. I am looking for someone who has coached people back from back injuries to full flexibility and fitness safely. I am happy to work with the combination of a sports clinic and a fitness trainer.
I am not seeking to run marathons/triathalons, simply regain some flexibility, lose enough weight to be able to run safely. Would like to work with a trainer to build a program, supplement with physiotherapy.
Would be great to get some pointers...Thanks in Advance.