Can You Workout With An Injury? | Personal Trainer Palm Harbor
I have an injury ; can I workout with a personal trainer? That was the question that I asked Eric Mabie the owner of Bodies By Design Fitness the Palm Harbor personal training center.
I have not worked out for almost six months due to a bicycle crash that really messed up my shoulder, plus I have two compressed disk that cause me a lot of low back and leg pain. Basically, I hurt a lot and so I just stopped working out. Not working out and eating poorly really didn’t serve me well, I gained at least 10 pounds and my body fat was way up. Not something I was willing to accept.
One day Stacy, my daughter and owner of Healthy Weight Naturally, told me about this new gym that she was working with. She said the personal trainers taught natural, organic eating and that some of the trainers were even C.H.E.K. Certified. That was a combination that I wanted to know more about.
I met with Eric, the owner, for a consultation. From the get go I could tell he was not like any personal trainer I had ever met or worked with. He asked me questions that really caused me to think, like:
“On a scale of 1 – 10 how willing are you to make changes to get the results that you want?” “What are you not willing to change?” He asked lots of questions and helped me come to honest answers.
During our consultation he took my health history, asked for my medical records regarding my shoulder and spine compression. Based on that information he designed my exercise program, created a nutritional plan and took my starting measurements.
I’m going to post those measurements here though I’m embarrassed but, you need to know them to see if his personal training program will work.
Beginning weight 129 (I’m 5’5”)
Body fat 26.46% .
That means that 34.13 of the 129 pounds is fat!!
Eric took a before image, but sorry to say, I’m not brave enough to post it. But I can tell you I have the muffin top going on.
Stay tuned I will post my progress in the coming weeks.
P.S., I’m not telling my age, but since it is relevant I will tell you I’m 50+…