Fitness Training After Brain Injury: Why and How

BIAPA’s Virtual Educational Series will continue with a program focusing on fitness training after brain injury on Thursday February 18, 2021 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Scott Dillman, co-founder of Fitness Trainers Inc., and founder of the Fighting Back Program and the Fighting Back Scholarship Program.  He is a retired major in The  United States Army with more than 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

Asked why he trains, Dillman says, “I train to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them maximize their abilities. I work with the mind, body, and spirit of each client to meet their individual goals.”

Research shows that one of the best things people can do after a brain injury is to exercise. Benefits include improved mood, better health, and changes in cognition and self-esteem. However, figuring out how to get started and what to do can be challenging. This session will discuss why and how to implement a community-based fitness program after brain injury. The presentation will focus on how fitness trainers can develop a plan, promote feelings of health and inclusion, and facilitate changes in quality of life. Part of this presentation will also report on a pilot program for adolescents with brain injury.

FOLLOW THIS LINK to register for this session and to learn more about BIAPA’s Virtual Educational Series.