What is trauma-informed fitness training?
Trauma-informed training is an approach to fitness that is sensitive to an individual’s past experiences. Those who have experienced trauma have a unique set of needs when it comes to exercise, so it’s important that fitness trainers create programs that are both approachable and supportive. Trauma doesn't just live in the mind—it changes the way we feel on every level, and can make us feel disconnected from our bodies. Fitness can be vital to repairing this relationship with the body, along with enhancing mood, boosting self esteem, and alleviating symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression.