Visiting an exercise physiologist
The importance of exercise and physical activity for weight loss surgery goes far beyond just assisting weight loss. Our exercise physiologists help people implement exercise and physical activity as a lifestyle and make it feel less like a painful chore.
Your first appointment
Your initial appointment will focus on assessing:
- your current health and fitness status,
- your current lifestyle, including exercise habits and motivation,
- where you need to adopt changes,
- barriers to being more physically active and ways to overcome them, and
- your health and/or weight loss goals.
Tests and assessments
You may have to complete some easy fitness tests during your appointment. This will include:
- testing your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR),
- assessing your Activity and Exercise Expenditure, and
- providing sustainable daily calorie output goals.
A tailored program for you
This information will be used to create a tailored program that ensures you are able to reach your goals. You have the option of starting the program at home, at a supervised class in their friendly equipped clinics or at your own gym.
Any goal can be achieved, even if it takes a few attempts! Our exercise physiologists love giving people the inspiration, motivation and belief that they can achieve good health and fitness, especially when they feel it may all be too hard.
Why exercise is important for surgery
Getting yourself strong and fit before surgery reduces surgical risk and complications. It can help improve your recovery so that you can get back into the things you enjoy quicker. It also helps you maintain muscle mass and improves your energy levels and self-confidence.