How Personal Training Can Help With Arthritis exercises

Arthritis and exercise



Arthritis and exercise

Arthritis is chronic condition that is characterized by inflammation and associated joint pain. There are two main types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and systemic inflammatory disease. Both types of this condition benefit from exercise.

Physical inactivity causes diminished endurance and muscular strength which make the pain of arthritis worse. Plus, lack of exercise also increases the risk of other chronic health conditions. Personal trainers can help you with an appropriate exercise plan. They are knowledgeable about the best exercises for arthritis and will take into account your specific type and severity of the disease.


Create the right plan for YOU.

A personal trainer will perform an assessment determining your current functional capacity. The assessment will also include getting to know you, your past and current health issues, your preferences, schedule, experience and constraints. They take the results of the assessment, including your current functional status with your arthritis, into account when creating your personalized workout so you won’t be doing any exercises that could potentially be detrimental.


Reduce Injury Risk.

Individuals with arthritis may have reduced joint mobility and reduced strength which impacts movement patterns and puts them at greater risk for injury. A personal trainer won’t just tell you what to do, they will help you through each exercise, explaining how to perform it correctly and watch to insure you have proper form to help prevent any potential injuries.



A consistent exercise routine can improve daily function and associated quality of life. A personal trainer will create a safe program based on your functional status to improve cardiovascular fitness, improved muscular strength and endurance and joint mobility. In addition to providing a customized workout plan, having a session scheduled with a trainer can provide accountability to get your workout in when you might otherwise wouldn’t.  


Exercise is good for arthritis.

Research shows that regular moderate exercise lessens pain and improves function. Having a personal trainer can help you manage your arthritis symptoms by creating a customized workout for you and ensure you perform it safely and consistently.

Looking for help with your workouts? Our trainers would love to work with you and help you reach your goal.