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What's the difference between exercise and training?

Updated: May 20, 2022

Movement is better than no movement, but not all movement is created the same.

If you've found yourself lost on what type of exercise is "best" or what workout you "should" be doing, you're not alone. There are a lot of options for movement out there, but what is the difference between an exercise and training?

What is Exercise / A Work Out?

An activity requiring physical effort carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness

What is Training?

An exercise that is programmed specifically to an individual's needs to create specific adaptations in the body.

All training is exercise but not all exercise is considered training.

Exercise becomes training when it is performed with intentional parameters to induce specific adaptations within your body.

Reasons to focus more on training: When you have specific performance goals in mind (hike longer, run faster, etc)

When trying to better understand your body and areas of improvement for longevity and health

When rehabbing an injury or experiencing pain with movement

What does training look like at Move Well Health? At Move Well Health, training always starts with an assessment. Every BODY is different and everyone has different goals or movement tasks they would like to achieve. Maybe your goal is to eliminate back pain or maybe your goal is to set a PR in an upcoming marathon. This is where the specific and individualized approach is important. It's the fast track to meeting your goals and doing more of what you love. In our assessment, we will look at each major joint of your body and how well it moves and determine if it's enough for what you need it for. Our assessment findings guide our programming and we create a program that is completely unique to you. Want to learn more about Mobility Training? Schedule a discovery call with us today.

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