Carole has been a member of RehabFit since April 2010! She has been working hard in the 8 am Strength & Balance Class for almost a year now. Carole’s hard work, positive attitude and great sense of humor are contagious! She is a great role model for RehabFit members!
Why did you decide to join RehabFit?
I toured the facility when it opened, and I was impressed with the equipment, the hours, and especially the staff. After I retired, I wanted to be in good physical shape.
What changes have you seen in your body or made in your lifestyle since you have joined?
A year ago, I joined the Strength and Balance Class and have seen a big change in my balance abilities. I am also much stronger due to the core exercises. Furthermore, I have been able to maintain my weight. I exercise regularly rather than occasionally. I try to take advantage of the monthly challenges. I also appreciate the suggested recipes and health hints. There is always new information posted in the gym.
What motivates you to keep coming to RehabFit?
I want to be able to maintain my current physical status and to stay healthy.
Have you had any setbacks that affected your health and fitness progress while attending RehabFit? What were the setbacks and how did you proceed?
I travel a lot in the winter, and while I walk frequently when I’m away, I am not a member of a fitness center. When I return, I have to build back up to my previous status. In addition, I fell on my right wrist last April. After Physical Therapy, I had to get back to my previous routine slowly. The physical therapist recommended exercises that could be incorporated into my exercise routine here at RehabFit.
What kind of advice would you give to other RehabFit members?
Try to get into a routine by coming to the gym at the same time. If the program becomes easy, ask the staff to adjust the program. Consider a class such as the Strength and Balance Class. Becky and Marisa are excellent instructors and they address ability levels of all class members such as suggesting alternative exercises for those having a knee, back or shoulder injury.
The Medical Fitness Program at RehabFIT is a state-of-the-art facility featuring Technogym equipment and the Technogym SmartKey wellness system software to track, monitor and analyze performance.
The goal of our Medical Fitness Program is to encourage members to take responsibility for their physical well-being and to provide the knowledge, tools and supports necessary to reinforce healthy choices and behaviors. We offer a comprehensive array of exercise, fitness and wellness services to our members, provided by highly qualified, service-oriented staff.
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