Here’s Monika and I on one crazy Friday afternoon!!, I have to thank my Manager Aaron for giving me a chance to represent my beloved Arsenal FC (look closely at my top, it says emirates… home base of arsenal, lol). What an awesome shot in general really!

The article that we posed in is about boot-camps and the possibility of having high injury rates.

“It’s one of the most dangerous activities you can do; a lot of injuries I see start with boot camp-style training,” Professor of exercise Kevin Norton said.

I don’t really want to talk about boot-camps and the exercise or procedures of boot-camp instructors because I really don’t have much experience with boot-camps. But I will talk about what Personal trainers do here at N.A.F.C to help avoid injury.

At N.A.F.C before any trainer gives a member or client a training session or program, the trainer will perform a thorough pre-screening on the individual. We assess blood pressure, talk about their exercise history, past and current injuries as well as medications if they affect exercise. We assess the individual’s posture which in my eyes is probably the most important assessment of all.

Being a personal trainer, the last thing I want to do is prescribe exercises that will cause injury to the individual. So we ensure to take into account that certain muscles are tight, shortened, lengthened and/or weakened which can course injury. To go the extra mile we also assess flexibility, glute activation/strength and core stability.

So if you’re looking for a fitness professional of any kind, you should be looking or asking whether they are registered with Fitness Australia as that will give you confidence that they have up-skilled their skill set to give you up to date and correct info regarding your health and wellbeing.