We have been asking our gym users to tell us why they like coming to the gym and what they think of Ability Bow.
Albert (64) has just completed a year of gym sessions at Ability Bow and he feels that he has made tremendous progress as a result. Albert says, “I had a stroke in October 2009. I had a blood clot on the right side of my brain. It was a bad stroke and I was unable to move afterwards. I was referred to Ability Bow by the Disability Options Team at Mile End Hospital in July last year and I have been coming once or twice a week ever since. Now I am getting about and I have even got my driving licence back!
I was given exercises to do at home after the stroke but you’re not so motivated to do them at home are you? I really like Ability Bow as it means that I can exercise at my own leisure. I feel much fitter; I don’t get out of breath as quickly as I used to on the bike and my left arm is also much stronger.
The other good thing about it is the social side, everyone is really friendly. It’s terrific!”