Fitness Services | Leverage Fitness

Our Fitness Services

Fitness Services specializing in older adults (55+) and masters athletes in and around the Salt Lake City area

Most of our training services range between $50-75/hr. Our specific courses have different prices. We offer 1-on-1 training or cost-sharing training (up to 3 clients with 1 coach). 

We believe that exercise is a powerful drug and deserves a unique exercise prescription as unique as you are. Each client at LFS has their own training prescription, even in our cost-sharing training, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost in a sea of other faces, or doing the same thing everyone else is doing. 

We specialize in customized exercise prescriptions working with AND around all your needs and concerns.

If you are like the majority of our older adult clients you probably have one or more of the following concerns or issues that we can help you improve in:

  • Balance & Fall Prevention
  • Improving stamina and everyday abilities (ADLs)
  • Improving sport/activity performance while staying injury-free
  • Mobility/Flexibility
  • Cognition and Reaction time (dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) training)
  • Post re-hab and PRE-habilitation (pre-existing considerations)

Balance & Fall Prevention Training

If you don’t use it, you lose it! 

Balance is a multi-faceted skill that is fluid and changes day by day and even throughout the day. Many mistakenly think that balance can’t be improved-it can…if you address the various factors affecting balance. That’s where we come in. Leverage Fitness provides some of the most comprehensive balance training outside the medical setting. With our help we can zero in on exactly what aspect of your balance needs the greatest work and start there so you can see the biggest improvement as quickly as possible. 

Fall Prevention is a natural out-shoot from balance as they work together. Our fall prevention protocol takes all best practices and aspects of falling into consideration to create one of the most comprehensive and effective courses you can find anywhere! Most programs only talk about prevention. That’s great but naive. Falls will occur. We need to train to not get hurt when they occur and also train to recover (get-up) from a fall. 

If you aren’t sure where to start, or don’t want to pay for something that isn’t a good fit, give us a try risk-free. 

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Predictive Balance Testing

NASA developed technology

Accurate at predicting falls for 6 months!

**Coming Soon!**

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3 Pillars Course

See well. Balance well. Move well.

**Cancelled until further notice**

 

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Falling For You

Our one-of-a-kind comprehensive fall prevention course covers the 3 major falling categories: prevention, safe acquisition, recovery. 

**Cancelled until further notice**

Improving Stamina and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Activities of Daily living are things you do every day and that you’ve noticed are starting to get a little harder to do. This could be anything from going up and down the stairs, getting down to the ground and up again, opening jars, or getting out of the couch. 

During our free strategy sessions we will look at your current ability levels, your goals, and help create a safe prescription to help you move better, have more energy and even decrease some of those nagging aches and pains. 

Not sure what to do or where to start?

Start with a FREE strategy session (in-person or virtually)

During your FREE strategy session we will look at your current ability level, your health and injury history to help create a safe prescription to help you move better, have more energy and decrease sine if those nagging aches and pains.

Masters Athlete Sport Performance  

When you were younger if you wanted to get better at your sport/activity all you needed to do was to play your sport. That was enough. 

Now that you’re an older adult, that strategy simply won’t cut it and is a recipe for getting injured. 

You’ve got to cross-train to gain and maintain the ability to move in those specific ranges of motion and at the speed you need for sport-all without injuring yourself. 

As you age, you get tighter and less mobile and slower. We help all masters athletes. A masters athlete is anyone beyond college age who still engages in a recreational sport/activity.  As movement specialists can help you with any sport. Some common sports we help with are:

  • Skiing
  • Biking (mountain and road)
  • Tennis
  • Running
  • Golf

Pre-Existing Considerations

Pre-existing considerations are the result of many loving miles your body has accrued. These considerations DO NOT disqualify you from our help, nor do they give you a free pass to not do anything. 

We work with and around many issues that older adults face. Just because you’ve got an ailment or something specific going on doesn’t mean you can’t still get better, get stronger and reach your goals. It just means you need a professional to help you navigate you through these challenges to still reach your fitness goals. 

Often the right dose of training can help symptoms get better, in some cases surgery may not be needed, and sometimes the diagnosis can be reversed (like with diabetes or osteoporosis). 

Almost all of our older adult (55+yr old) clients have one or more pre-existing consideration that we work with and around. Here are just a few that we see most often:  

  • Joint replacements & repairs (knee, hip, rotator cuff)
  • Low back pain, spondylitis, spondylothesis, degenerative disc, bulged discs
  • Arthritis (osteo, rheumatoid)
  • Osteoporosis/osteopenia
  • Diabetes
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain

We are NOT doctors. We do not diagnose any medical condition. At this time we do not accept health insurance. 

Cognitive Agility, Brain and Reaction Training

Diagnosis of MCI (mild cognitive impairment) is on the rise. Dementia and alzheimers too. Exercise is a proven aid in helping prevent the onset and development of dementia. 

However, exercise alone is not enough. You must challenge the brain’s processing and decision-making centers, coupled with reaction and actually moving the body. 

Imagine you are walking and a stray baseball comes flying towards you out of nowhere. Do you see it? If you do, do you catch it, or dodge it? Do you do nothing because you realize it’s not going to hit you? Do you say something to others? Can you physically move your body to do what you decided to in enough time? 

This is cognitive agility. This interplay of reaction time, processing speed, memory, spatial awareness, proprioception, and motor control are all affected by aging, but can also be improved with training.