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Personal Training After Injury

Get back to your life of pain-free movement

Ready to regain confidence in your body and to start feeling strong again?


Reach out for a free consultation today and receive 50%-off your first session. 

We understand the challenging journey of navigating post-injury recovery and physiotherapy.

Despite making progress, there’s often a lingering uncertainty about how to resume traditional exercise.  It’s like standing on one side of a river, yearning to return to activities you love, but you’re not sure how to get across. We recognize this gap and are here to bridge it, guiding you towards a pain-free return to fitness.

Our past clients, much like you, have embarked on a journey to reclaim their active lifestyles.

Through tailored programs and attentive guidance, they’ve achieved remarkable outcomes. From regaining strength and mobility to participating in activities they once thought were out of reach, our clients have found renewed confidence in their bodies. Your goals are within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve them, one step at a time.

Let us help you return to exercise safely and confidently.

Our clients have recovered from:

  • Knee-Replacement Surgery
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • ACL Injuries (Surgical & Non-Surgical)
  • Post-Abdominal Surgery
  • Back Pain (Idiopathic, Chronic & Acute)
  • Sciatica (Idiopathic, Chronic & Acute)

Our Approach

How We Empower Your Recovery

Focused On You: A Comprehensive Consultation

We understand that no two injuries are alike. That's why we take the time to listen to your concerns, assess your unique needs, and tailor our approach accordingly. 

Sustainable, Progressive Exercise

We prioritize your safety and comfort by gradually reintroducing movement and exercise. Our programs are designed to respect your body's limitations. By focusing on gradual progress we promote sustainable progress at an appropriate intensity.

Building Stability & Confidence

After injury, both the mind and body may experience uncertainty regarding their capabilities. Our approach focuses on foundational movements to enhance stability which boosts your confidence to engage in exercise.

Improve Your Technique

We believe in empowering you with the knowledge and skills to take ownership of your health journey. Throughout our sessions, we'll educate you on exercise techniques that are appropriate for you and will help you find your way back to exercise.

Support Through Your Whole Journey

We're in this with you for the long-haul. That means we help plan your fitness routine in the context of your other physical activities and competing priorities, ensuring that you have a holistic plan that makes sense for your life.

what to expect

Honest, realistic outcomes

For someone who trains twice weekly. 

After Week 1

Begin your training pain-free with your new trainer, and feel the first sparks of hope.

Within 2-3 Weeks

Develop a solid workout routine and begin to notice the beneficial impacts of consistent exercise.

Within 2-3 Months

Move with enhanced confidence and notice significant strength gains. You might even start thinking, "I could become stronger than I was before my injury."

By Month 6

Achieve a level of fitness and strength that makes you feel incredible—almost like stepping back in time.

client success story

We helped Jake return to soccer after abdominal surgery.

Personal Training Client Jake at Recess Fit Club

Jake began his journey with us shortly after being cleared for exercise with concerns that his core was not as stable or strong as it needed to be.

Although his doctors confirmed he was healed, Jake was looking for support to build strength to get back to playing soccer without concerns about pain or re-injury. 

We started with simple, controlled core exercises to evaluate Jake’s initial condition.

We modified exercises to ensure that they were all pain-free and appropriate for his current ability level. Alongside these core exercises, we incorporated upper and lower body workouts to keep Jake engaged and active, building his overall body strength.

Milestone 1: At week 3, Jake had established core stability and strength.

We focused on anti-rotation and anti-flexion exercises. We developed two core routines that enhanced Jake’s stability while also conditioning his entire body.

Milestone 2: By week 8, Jake was back on the field.

With eight weeks of dedicated training, Jake made significant advancements. He was not only performing his core exercises with added resistance but also tackling new and more challenging exercises that would have been difficult even before his surgery. This progress gave him the confidence to test his abilities in a soccer game. Afterward, Jake reported feeling fantastic and decided to continue training with us, blending private sessions and classes with his soccer commitments.

Today Jake is stronger than he was pre-surgery, with a consistent strength training routine that complements his active lifestyle and keeps him at the top of his game.


  • Overcame core weakness through targeted stability exercises
  • Learned resilience through challenging workouts
  • Overcame fear of re-injury with a successful return to recreational soccer


Take the first step in regaining strength

Begin creating a plan to build strength safely and sustainably. Receive 50%-off your first session.

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More questions? We have answers!

Physical activity is crucial for restoring normal function to your body after an injury. It helps in the rehabilitation process by ensuring safe and effective progression back to your usual physical activities.

Returning to exercise after injury should always be conducted with the supervision of a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or physiotherapist.

Think of a personal trainer as someone as an extension of that team who supports you once you are cleared for exercise.

Regular physical activity is crucial for your health, especially after completing rehabilitation. While you may no longer be considered "injured," there's often a gap where you might not feel strong, stable, or confident in your body.

Imbalances may also develop from compensating with non-injured parts during recovery. Engaging in exercise after injury with the help of a personal trainer can bridge this gap.

Personal trainers take the baton from the physiotherapist, helping you regain balance and strength, and ensuring you're equipped to return to your daily activities safely and effectively.

Personal trainers design customized exercise programs tailored to your specific needs. These programs help safely rebuild strength, enhance mobility, and ensure overall recovery by targeting the areas most affected by your injury, which reduces the risk of re-injury.


Customized programs are designed based on an evaluation of your physical abilities, injuries, and limitations. However, they aim to go beyond targeting the areas that need rehabilitation to both address imbalances while simultaneously improving the strength across your whole body.

You can begin personal training only once you have been cleared for exercise by your doctor, physiotherapist, or members of your healthcare team.

Personal trainers guide you through exercises specifically designed to strengthen weakened muscles due to injury. This guidance helps improve your overall physical function by gradually building up strength in the affected areas.

Personal training following injury focuses on restoring and possibly enhancing your range of motion. Trainers work with you to strengthen muscles throughout their entire range, adapting exercises to meet your current capabilities and gradually expanding them. This approach not only aids in regaining stability and strength but may also improve your flexibility beyond pre-injury levels if you were not strength training before.

Initially, training twice a week with a personal trainer is a good start to ensure proper recovery and progression. The frequency can be adjusted based on how well you recover from each session. Supplementing personal training sessions with low-intensity activities like walking or cycling can further enhance your recovery and help maintain overall fitness.

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