Albert

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.

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!”