There’s nothing more frustrating about starting a new fitness routine and injuring yourself in the process. What should have been the very thing that was supposed to improve your health has now made it worse.   As a healthcare provider, I witness patients getting injured everyday after starting their new fitness routine.  Any number of factors can cause injury during a new fitness routine, such as; failing to warm up, improper technique and/or doing more than your body can handle.  However, in my opinion, the two most important factors, are patients who begin a fitness routine that is not tailored to their needs or fitness levels and those individuals who haven’t taken into consideration underlying health concerns, such as; osteoporosis, chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis, heart disease, diabetes etc.

At the Active Health Institute, each individual who begins one of our specialized program’s, undergoes a FREE physical evaluation from our Registered Physiotherapist, Scott Hamlin.  Physiotherapist, are one of the leading health professionals when it comes to musculoskeletal issues.  Scott will work with our personal trainer, Jason Haug, to insure, they create a safe yet effective program that will lead to results without compromising health.  No other fitness facility in Barrhaven offers this type of evaluation to their clients.

When starting any fitness routine, diet becomes a major factor in achieving results and reaching your goals.  Regardless in you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle mass, decrease stress, increase bone density or decrease inflammation, diet plays a huge role in how our body functions.  Again, not all individuals are alike! Understanding the types of foods your body needs or those it doesn’t need is very important.  Hence, each client at the Active Health Institute starting a fitness program will have a FREE nutritional consultation with our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Andrea Proulx.  Dr. Proulx will be able to not only guide you in making the right food choices, but she will also be able to evaluate if you have any food sensitivities, require a non-inflammatory diet or perhaps a detoxification diet.

Our mission at the Active Health Institute is to provide the best care and service to our patients and clients.  We have created our programs to include these FREE services because in our experiences too many individuals are beginning their fitness routines and getting injured, making an underlying condition worse, not getting results or having very short lived results.

If 2011 is a year of health for you, then let us help you reach your goals, safely!