04 July 2017
I am 39 years of age and suffer with COPD and a fractured hip and wrist which I sustained in a motorbike accident. I joined Up & Active due to limited mobility issues and to increase my quality of life. I had previously attended Community Restart who told me about the Up & Active Programme.
I’ve been attending the Up & Active programme for three months and am now a full member of the St Peter’s Centre, and attend seven sessions a week; two Up & Active Functional Fitness circuits, two Pilates classes, three aqua-aerobics and progressed to exercising in the gym twice a week, in an effort to improve to my health.
I’m now more active as I was pretty much house bound and reliant on taxis before starting the programme; my mental health and mood has also improved. I can now walk without crutches and do my own shopping. Furthermore, I no longer need all the aides that I previously needed to cope with daily living as a result of my injuries. My goal is to return to work in another three months.
I would recommend the Up & Active scheme as it has given me my life back by supporting me to reach my goals and improved my quality of life.
Thanks Up & Active