Personal Trainer

The Benefits of Using a Personal Trainer to Fight an Addiction

Personal trainers at an addiction recovery center? Yes, at the Florida Springs Wellness and Recovery Center in Panama City, Florida, we know that physical wellness plays a critical role in overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction. It also helps people who struggle with a behavioral disorder or mental illness.

Benefits During and After Recovery

Physical exercise, which significantly improves cardiovascular endurance, releases built-up stress in the body. In turn, that promotes well-being and vitality. Especially during the early phase of treating an addiction to alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription medication, studies show that physical activity leads to marked improvement. Our patients gain more self-awareness, which then leads to improved self-esteem.

However, after completing our program, we strongly suggest that our patients continue working with a personal trainer or at least start hitting the gym several days a week since it also helps prevent relapse. The fact is that for people to achieve optimal health, not just physically but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, physical exercise is vital.

Keep in mind that along with making it easier for people with an alcohol or drug abuse problem to recover and maintain a life of sobriety, working with a physical trainer also aids in the recovery of a food, nicotine, or gambling addiction. As people begin to focus more on exercise, the brain’s pleasure centers kick into high gear.

Stimulating the Brain

Our extensive team of board-certified physicians, registered nurses, therapists, and other medical experts understand that for patients with a long-term addiction problem, it takes more to stimulate pleasurecenters in the brain. For that reason, we incorporate physical activity into our overall recovery program.Instead of people feeling pleasure from their addiction, they begin to achieve satisfaction from exercise.

When exercising, the brain releases endorphins, which are “feel good” chemicals that mimic morphine. Rather than usingdrugs or alcohol to get high, patients experience a new type of high that allows them to overcome their addictions. Over time, they become hooked to the feeling that physical activity offers, which again, helps during the recovery process and promotes long-term sobriety.

There is another interesting thing that happens in the brain in response to physical exercise. Activity builds new and healthy neural networks. With that, patients notice a dramatic decrease in cravings and less intense withdrawal symptoms. At the same time, the neural networks lessen their sense of anxiety and depression. Overall, physical exercise fills the void once people give up their addictions.

Specialized Personal Trainers

As a faith-based organization, our team at the Florida Springs Wellness and Recovery Center knows how valuable our personal trainers are to the recovery process and lifelong sobriety. Along with improving health from a physical standpoint, exercise benefits our patients psychologically. Our patients begin to rely on exercise as a coping mechanism.

With all the treatments we offer at our Panama City, Florida, facility, physical activity is one of the most essential. By the time patients complete the program, they have a newfound sense of self-esteem and self-perception that makes it easier for them to adopt a healthy life free of substance abuse.

Take the Road to Recovery

We would love the opportunity to help you take control of your life again. Please contact us at the Florida Springs Wellness and Recovery Center today.