Here’s a unique holiday that probably hasn’t made it into your calendar: January 2 is National Personal Trainer Awareness Day.
What is it?
Personal Trainer Awareness Day is an attempt to publicize the many ways that personal trainers can help you reach your fitness goals.
Why January 2?
This is the time of year when personal trainers get flooded with new clients. People take out gym memberships as part of their New Year’s resolutions. Suddenly, there’s a huge need for trainers to guide new clients through a maze of free weights, elliptical machines, and the proper way to jab-cross-hook. Personal trainers do all that and also serve to motivate you to stick to your resolution to get in shape and stay in shape.
Why do we care?
The podiatrists here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland are strong proponents of exercise for all of our patients. Exercise fights off diabetes and all the bad news that disease means for your feet. It helps keep off extra pounds that stress out your feet with conditions like heel pain and stress fractures. It keeps blood vessels healthy and pumping blood to your lower limbs. We’re also passionate about proper foot and ankle care for athletes. A personal trainer teaches athletes how to use proper form in order to minimize the chances of injury.
Why celebrate Personal Trainer Awareness Day?
Foot and ankle surgeons Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann see this day as just another tool you can use to dig deeply toward your fitness goals. So wear the right athletic shoe, make a detailed plan for sticking to your exercise routine, team up with friends to work out together – and consider working with a personal trainer to keep your workouts safe and effective.
Whether you work out with a personal trainer or not, do make exercise a part of your 2019 routine. If and when injury strikes your feet or ankles, count on us for expert diagnosis and treatment to get you back in the gym as soon as possible. Call us in Solon, Ohio for all your podiatric needs at (440) 903-1041 or contact us online.