Dorothy is a long standing member who has always enjoyed being active and attending the gym regularly. Recently though she has struggled with a very painful knee which has made exercise, climbing stairs, getting up and down and even walking difficult.
After seeing a consultant, Dorothy was told that she would need knee replacement surgery if she wanted to get her quality of life back and be pain free again. Obviously this was a huge blow to Dorothy both physically and mentally as being active is such an important part of her life. Whilst waiting for the surgery date Dorothy was unable to join in her Over 50’s classes and was limited to gentle walking on the treadmill.
Not one to give in though, Dorothy decided to try and stay as active as she could and lose weight to help the strain on her knees, joining Slimming World and booking in Personal Training sessions.
With a programme designed to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint, gentle continuous cardio and upper/lower body resistance training as well as following her slimming world plan, Dorothy soon noticed a decrease in her pain levels and a significant improvement in mobility. Committed to following her personal training programme both in the gym and at home and achieving a 2 stone weight loss, she was able to return to the ‘Over 50’s’ class and started to see a huge difference in her mobility and pain levels.
Returning to the consultant this week Dorothy was able to show the massive progress she has achieved, so much so that the consultant has said that she now has a choice on whether or not she has the operation as it’s no longer a necessity.
An absolutely inspirational and determined lady … a huge well done from all at ASV!!