“My experience at Fitness for Health has been truly unbelievable. I am doing things I didn’t think were possible…”
“I came to Fitness for Health with some skepticism because that’s my nature. My doubts only increased during my first visit when Marc showed me the equipment their clients used. I thought, ‘How could these ‘toys’ possibly do anything for me?
“I am a 70 year old grandmother born with a mild case of cerebral palsy…I had fallen several times, one fall resulting in a knee fracture at which point my children convinced me to use a cane when I walked outside. I felt as though my body had betrayed me and I could no longer depend on it. I became cautious and as a result reduced my activity...Marc and the FFH staff have been incredibly creative tailoring the activities I do to my specific needs. With their encouragement and persistence I’ve gotten stronger, improved my balance and used muscles I didn’t know I had.
“Marc presents me with a new challenge. My response: ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’ I’m convinced it’s impossible. And yet, to my amazement, after repeated effort, I accomplish it. I can now walk up a flight of stairs without holding on to the railing. I haven’t been able to do this since childhood.
“The most significant aspect, I believe, is the increase in my physical confidence. A loss of such confidence often results in fear which inhibits older adults from engaging in physical activities.”