Frequently Asked Questions About Our Services
Whether you’re looking to get fit or improve your mobility with Fleming Fitness, we want to make sure you understand what you’re signing up for. That way, you not only have accurate information about us, but you’re also more aware of the sector in which we specialize. To arm you with the most accurate details regarding our business and areas of expertise, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about our services.
1. Can my insurance cover your services?
It is possible. Being regulated health professionals, we are on many extended health plans. But, to be sure, it would be best to call your provider and ask if you have coverage for Kinesiology. Currently, there is coverage for Veterans, and Motor Vehicle Accident claims.
2. Is kinesiologist the same as a personal trainer?
No, a kinesiologist is not the same as a personal trainer. For a thorough understanding, we’ve explained them below.
Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance, and function, and it incorporates the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and neuroscience.
Kinesiologists are regulated health professionals that work to treat and prevent injury and disease and improve function, health, and wellness in all settings and populations. Their education includes a four-year university undergraduate degree in Kinesiology or related field (Human Kinetics, Physical Education, etc.). To become a registered kinesiologist, one must pass a regulated exam by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario to practice in Ontario. The goal of these professionals is to help clients become more functional, pain-free, and restore proper movement patterns.
Their services may be available in clinical or non-clinical settings (like a home, gym, or office). To make the best use of their services, your objective should be to improve your fitness. Also, if you have a known medical condition, injury, or disability, they can genuinely help you.
b. Personal training
A personal trainer is an individual who is certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise instruction. The educational requirements vary from two to four-day workshops plus an exam. Simultaneously, the designation they acquire usually depends on what company they get certified with (for example, PTS, CPTN-CPT, or CSEP-CPT, etc.).
A personal trainer is usually present in a gym or fitness studio, and their main goal is to help people with simple goals like weight loss, muscle gain, or general conditioning. A physical trainer is a good fit for you when you have no known medical conditions, injuries, or disabilities —otherwise known as a healthy individual.
3. Do I need to be in shape before working with a kinesiologist?
No, we work within your means no matter what level of conditioning you are at. We will help with mobility, strength, and decrease your pain with every session.
4. Will you help me lose weight?
Yes, if that’s one of your goals, we will design your program, so you safely progress to your ideal weight. We also help you with nutrition tips to maximize your results.
5. Should I workout when I am sick?
A general rule of thumb is if it is symptoms affecting below the neck (breathing, fever, cough), it is best to stay home because when you’re sick and you work out, you’re suppressing your immune system even further. So, when you’re sick, you’ll want to rest as much as possible, especially during this time with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best if you stay home when feeling any symptoms of the sickness, flu or cold.
If you have any more questions about kinesiology, get in touch with the experts at Fleming Fitness. We are personal fitness trainers in Ottawa, ON, and are trained and certified in kinesiology and personal training. As experts in fitness, our mission is to efficiently guide and support your physical fitness and mobility goals. That way, they live long and healthy lives and are confident in their physical strength and capabilities.