You may have heard the name or seen an article mentioning a new type of fitness program and wondered, “What is Medical Integration?” Medical Integration (MI), at its foundation, is small-group fitness training developed from evidence based research and led by nationally certified personal trainers with specialized certifications. This enables them to modify workouts for individual needs. It is the missing link between healthcare and fitness and only found at Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center.
MI is composed of four categories: Medical Integration Strength, Medical Integration Ortho with land and aquatic options, Medical Integration Cardio, and Medical Integration Neuro. Within the Medical Integration umbrella, the MI Strength Program is unique because it utilizes titrated training based on scientific data to help promote bone health, increase muscle mass, and improve joint integrity. Members, such as Saima Khan, begin with learning proper form and technique before moving to progressive resistance training.
Saima joined the MI Strength program in September of 2018 and remains an active member. She had goals of losing weight and gaining muscle, which she has achieved, but what she did not expect to gain was the “new found energy and optimism the program has given [her]”. She has found a community of like-minded members who keep her accountable and push her during the 1-hour workouts to give her best effort. They will often find themselves competing jovially to see who has the strongest grip strength or who can deadlift the most amount of weight! This community of “dear friends inspire [her] to do more every day.”
The MI Strength Program is a beneficial addition to a healthy person such as Saima but it is also designed to provide a wellness option to those with a variety of medical histories. The MI Strength program supports those with or in remission from cancer, MS, recovering from an injury or surgery, arthritis, and many looking to lose or keep off weight can benefit. There are several members in MI Strength who knew they needed to make their health a priority and joined the program to build a foundation for greater independence and better quality of life.
MI Strength and our other three programs are not unilateral workout programs, these specialized training programs are modified to each member’s needs by their trainers. For those in MI Strength, they understand that more than just exercise, they need training. Training differs from exercise alone because of the structure and instruction provided by the specialized trainers. In her interview Saima raves about her trainers: “My trainers, Brandon and Kunal, are amazing! They truly care and want the very best for each and every one of us.” The structure of a planned workout coupled with the trainers instruction allows for those who are healthy as well as those who need modifications to exercise up to their full potential within a safe environment. This structure also helps with accountability; Saima explained that she appreciates how the trainers gear the exercises for her and keep them at her pace while still pushing her to become her very best!
Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center has become so much more than just a place to work out for Saima; the caring trainers, new friends, and tailored training have made it her “happy place!” Come experience the difference between training and exercise to see how Medical Integration at Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center could become your happy place as well. Feel free to call 760.931.3127, visit our website Tricitywellness.com/medical or email email@example.com for more information.