Exercise Physiology | Exercise Physiology Programs

Medical Programs:

Exercise Physiology Program Options

General Fitness

For individuals who want to improve their personal fitness goals within the five components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition. Goals include:

  • Improved body weight and composition
  • Decreased risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers
  • Lowered blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Improved ability to cope with stress
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Longevity and quality of life

Physical Reconditioning

This program provides a safe and effective bridge from the structured rehabilitative environment to the activities of daily living. Physical reconditioning is provided as a continuum of healthcare following physical therapy, occupational therapy or cardiac rehabilitation. For example, IEPs are available for individuals with specific health needs in the areas of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, i.e. lower back pain, osteoporosis or joint disorder.

Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation

Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation is available for cancer patients and survivors who have become (or may become) deconditioned from treatment or the disease itself. The primary goals consist of helping individuals build muscle mass, muscle strength and endurance, cardio-respiratory capacity, flexibility, and improve functional ability. Secondary goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving quality of sleep, energy levels, mood, body image, and self-esteem. A long term objective is to help participants develop and maintain their own physical fitness program and to improve quality of life. Financial assistance is available for this programming, thanks to the annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign from the Y's Men's Rodeo, and also from the Bremer Foundation.

Clinical Exercise

For individuals whose healthcare professional has determined than an exercise program would be beneficial in treating their disease or disability. IEPs are designed within the scope of the physician's recommendations and restrictions, as well as the patient's risk factors, individual goals and interests. For example, IEPs are available with specific health needs in the areas of:

  • Weight Management
  • Immunological/Hematological Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Cancer
  • Others as referred by your healthcare provider

Excercise Services

Each year, more and more scientific evidence points to the benefits of regular physical activity. Being physically fit - being able to perform moderate to vigorous levels of physical activity without undue fatigue - has a profound impact on long-term health and reduces one's risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Committed to your health

Trinity Health has long been committed to improving the health of the people it serves through education and prevention programs. Now we're able to carry that mission a step further with a comprehensive program aimed at helping people achieve their personal health and fitness goals using the latest methods and research available in exercise science. We've assembled some of the finest exercise specialists in the country to help you achieve a lifestyle that is practical, effective and enjoyable.

Trinity Health Exercise Physiology Staff

Trinity's staff is professional, motivated and highly trained. All have at least an undergraduate degree in a health/fitness related field and are certified (or in the pursuit of certification) by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and/or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

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Russell Gust MS, CSCS, ACSM-CET

Exercise Physiology Manager Russell Gust holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science from the U --More--