Charities Health Programme Improves Member’s Lifestyle After Recent Open Heart Surgery
Everybody Health and Leisure member, Michael Bower eighty two years old, completed Everybody’s 12 week Cardiac Rehabilitation programme with Specialist Health Advisor Victoria. Michael got involved in the programme after having open heart surgery in February this year and also completed the Phase 3 cardiac rehab sessions at Wilmslow Leisure Centre.
Before starting the programme Michael was sedentary and wasn’t able to exercise for a number of weeks, after his operation. Since joining the Everybody Healthy programme, his health and fitness has significantly improved and he feels more confident about getting back to exercising. Michael has increased his physical activity levels and made healthier dietary changes.
Michael Bower, Everybody Healthy member commented:
“I would highly recommend Everybody’s caring health team and excellent facilities to anyone looking to improve their physical health and confidence. The best thing about the classes was socialising and generally feeling better in myself. Victoria has been very supportive, friendly and professional giving me great advice along the way. The sessions have improved my overall fitness and self-confidence.”
By completing the 12-week Cardiac Rehabilitation programme, Michael achieved a considerable weight loss, lowered his BMI and blood pressure in the process. He continues to be active by attending Everybody’s Multi Rehabilitation class on a weekly basis and does regular active outdoor activities, in his own time.
Victoria Clarke, Specialist Health Advisor at Everybody Health & Leisure shared:
“Michael has worked very hard throughout the 12 weeks. He has followed his exercise programme and has shown progression throughout by increasing the workout intensity. He consistently attended the supervised gym sessions on a weekly basis and Michael has been a pleasure to work with.”
Cardiac Rehabilitation classes are a crucial part of recovery and prevention if you have suffered a cardiac event. The programme reinforces positive lifestyle changes and supports participation in becoming active and healthy in a friendly and safe environment. Please speak to your health professional to find out more.
To find out more information about Everybody’s Healthy programmes visit www.everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/get-fit-and-healthy/health/ or contact the Everybody Healthy team on, [email protected]
Notes to Editor
Everybody Health and Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Facebook @EverybodyHealthLeisure and Instagram @ebleisure
Name: Matt Shannon
Organisation: Everybody Health and Leisure
Email: [email protected]