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The Health, Fitness, and Recovery needs of seniors have not been satisfactorily met in the Greater Memphis Area, and, probably, in most of the nation. The Wellness Needs of Seniors are both under served and not understood.We all have or have had someone very close to us that, due to their advancing age, have encountered health issues that we wish something could be done to make it better and improve the quality of life for our loved one. For instance, an arthritic hip or back has intensified fears of falling and left him or her homebound, making the problem much worse. The doctor tells them to get more exercise, but they have little insight into where to go.
Rehabilitation Clinics provide physical therapists that do a fantastic job restoring function and movement, but often lack the expertise to finish the rehab process. For example, I recently had my right knee replaced and was assigned a therapist that earned a doctorate in physical therapy. He did a fantastic job restoring function and movement to my knee and overcoming the post-op complications that my case presented. However, he failed in his attempt to provide a program to strengthen my right knee and return my right leg to a functional unit with the left leg, demonstrating a lack of knowledge in muscle behavior and program design. Unfortunately, there exists some professional disrespect between physical therapy and personal training, leading to some unnecessary complications when working with the same individual.
Commercial gyms and studios are designed for body builders, athletes, models, and others with very active lifestyles. Logically, body builders train those members who are interested in body building, athletes train those members interested in being better athletes, and so forth. Seniors are left to be trained by someone who does not specialize in the special needs of seniors. The fallacy with that concept is easy to see. To make matters worse, the vast majority of personal trainers in Memphis receive their certification through online companies that are lacking in their educational requirements and content. In addition, gyms and studios for the most part hire personal trainers based on sales, not education and expertise.
Recovery Training Memphis (2018) was formed to provide professional, efficient, and effective service to the Health, Wellness, and Recovery needs that seniors require to maintain a higher quality of life and increase the number of clients that can be served as opposed to what one-on-one personal training can provide. Instead, of trying to build a studio to serve my client, i am opening a series of cells within gyms that will work similar to rehab facilities in that their will be the head trainer and a supporting staff to address the resistance training, the cardio, and dietary needs of the client. The first cell is scheduled to open in February 2019 at French Rivera Fitness in the Poplar Plaza Shopping Center.
The beauty of the restructuring of Recovery Training is that the assistants will allow me to focus strictly on the needs of my clients and the partnerships with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Cenegenics. I am in the process of becoming a NASM-certified Master Trainer, becoming a partner as opposed to a student. I will be able to share my knowledge and experience with other NASM Master Trainers and contribute to the NASM educational courses. In addition, I will be allowed to conduct workshops on site to train other personal trainers on the proper way to work with the wellness of seniors and have the credentials to dispel any professional conflict that might exist with physical therapy. Reaffirming my partnership with Cengenics will allow me to share the best age management program in the US with Recovery Training clients, allowing them to have a greater quality of life.
Fall PresentationUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 04:38 pm
Once again I will be delivering my Fall Prevention Presentation to another group of seniors October 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library (main library). Even though the public is invited, I will primarily focus on recruiting the multipurpose senior centers around the Greater Memphis area.. . . . .
Fall Prevention Program UpdateUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 04:53 pm
I am very pleased with the progress of the presentation of my Fall Prevention program in Memphis. I was able to present it at the Health Fair sponsored by the Benjamin L. Hooks Library and Meritan's Quarterly Meeting of their Senior Program participants through the support of offline donations. After. . . . .
Change of Needs of CampaignUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 04:34 pm
There has been change in my campaign needs. I have arranged to have the bulk of my campaign funded, but the I still need help raising $3000 in initial fees, certification costs, and to help promote my Fall Prevention Program for Seniors. I am hosting the program at French Riviera
At Long LastUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 05:26 pm
For over 10 years, I worked with clients with a wide variety of the recovery issues. While they could not use their medical insurance to pay for my services, they could deduct my services from their income tax. During that time I have tried to find out ways for medical. . . . .
Remembering a Special ClientUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 06:05 pm
I was going back through my past client list and came across a special client, Kelly. She had a dream of becoming a Sheriff's Deputy, but completely flunked the physical fitness test. As a matter of fact, she scored a "0". She came to me to help her pass it,. . . . .
Expressing My GratitudeUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 04:43 pm
I just thought I would express my gratitude to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for allowing me to go back to personal training. Even though I need my left knee replaced, I am grateful to be once again in a position to help seniors with their rehabilitation, fitness and. . . . .
Recovery Training is OpenUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 09:31 pm
Recovery Training will begin operating within French Riviera Fitness, 3634 Austin Peay Highway, Memphis, TN 38128, on Monday February 3. I have very excited to have the opportunity to open there and have a chance to workout all the particulars surrounding the reforming of Recovery Training.
"You alone can do it, but you cannot do it alone."--O. Hobart MowrerUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 07:08 pm
I read that quote this morning while I had my morning coffee. With me restructuring Recovery Training, I reflected on just how true this statement is and how much it applies to me. The little boy in me wants to declare that I know what I want and I can. . . . .
Is Something Really Better Than NothingUpdate posted by Robert Gragg at 07:40 pm
Far too often, seniors are forced in their fitness and wellness needs to accept the concept that "something is better than nothing." While it is true the seniors need to move more, the fallacy of the concept is easy to understand. Seniors will utilize a resistance training program and cardio. . . . .
The best recoveries are those that based on the efforts of others.Update posted by Robert Gragg at 05:00 pm
Having an experimental knee surgery, a horrible case of the shingles, cancer, and a dangerous staff infection, I know how difficult recoveries can be when you have to go through them all alone. The best recoveries are those that come about because of the efforts of others and I certainly. . . . .
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