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F.I.T. Facts

Why F.I.T.? At F.I.T. we believe the history of traditional exercise and the prevalence of poor posture, bad physical mechanics, and sedentary behavior has led the human body to become dysfunctional and prone to injury. F.I.T. Human Performance sets the body up for balance, proper posture, and optimal function. Corrective exercise is safe and effective for everyone.

The statistics seen today are evidence of how the lack of proper exercise is affecting us as a society and as individuals:

  • In 1985, the International Obesity Task Force deemed the prevalence of obesity an epidemic.
  • Approximately one third of adults are estimated to be obese.
  • 18% of adolescents and teenagers are considered overweight.
  • The environment today is producing more inactive, unhealthy, and non-functional people.
  • People are less active and are no longer spending as much of their free time engaged in physical activity.
  • Physical education is being cut from public schools.
  • From the mid-1980’s to the present, the wealth of technology and automation in the United States has begun to take a toll on public health.
  • Today’s client is not ready to begin physical activity at the same level that a typical client could 20 years ago.
  • People are less prepared to partake in recreational and exercise-related activities both inside and outside of the gym.
  • Shoulder pain occurs in 21% of the general population and 40% of these people find persisting pain for at least one year. National estimated cost, $39 Billion.
  • An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries and knee pain exist nationally of which 70% are non-contact injuries. Most ACL injuries occur between 15 and 25 years of age and are often a muscular imbalance issue.
  • It has been estimated that the annual costs attributable to low back pain in the United States are greater than $26 Billion, and often due to a weak core musculature.
  • More than 1/3 of all work-related injuries involve the trunk. Over 60% involve the low back, the support system of our core.
  • Low back pain is one of the major forms of musculoskeletal degeneration, affecting nearly 80% of all adults.
  • Ankle sprains are reported to be the most common sports related injury.
  • Plantar fasciitis accounts for over 1 million doctor visits per year.
  • An athlete’s balance threshold is often challenged and must be trained to maximize performance and prevent injury.
  • Training in a proprioceptively enriched environment stimulates neuromuscular adaptations leading to improved coordination and dynamic joint stabilization (balance). Many athletes neglect to develop adequate neuromuscular control, strength, power, and endurance in their core.
  • Muscle imbalances and poor flexibility decrease performance and increase the risk of injury. Flexibility and multi-planar resistance training improve power and recovery.
  • Special populations are more common today than ever before; heart disease, diabetes, osteoperosis, obesity and more. For these clients the principals of corrective exercise are the optimal course of treatment; for margin of safety and optimization of training.
  • Youth training must be based on proper care; physical and physiological first. Sports specificity and conditioning can be enhanced with guidelines of corrective exercise to promote a healthy threshold for physical activity.
  • Exercise increases blood flow and temperature; cold hands and feet – work out!

Get F.I.T.! The sooner you start, the sooner you will realize the life-long benefits of posture, balance and functional fitness!

“If nothing else, my life has taught me one thing: The mind and body that I have are the only mind and body that I have. They deserve my attention and when I give it, I receive so much in return.” – M. Stanford