Over 13 years ago I had a mild heart attack while surfing in Ocean City. As part of my recovery, I was told by my cardiologist to undertake an exercise program and take several medications including one to control my blood pressure. For the first few years following the heart attack, I did as I was told religiously: walking daily, taking my medication and watching my diet.
As time wore on, I kept up with the meds, walked once in a while, and gained weight….Until my wife suggested I try the exercise program with the folks at Fitness Together. Reluctantly, I agreed and began a twice a week routine that I have maintained ever since. I have to admit, I hated it early on, as muscles I hadn’t heard from in quite some time renewed their acquaintance with me. I labored on and found myself making progress, losing weight and feeling stronger. In time, others started remarking on the new shape of my body and the loss of weight. After a year, I began to outdrive my younger friends on the golf course!
Well, the best news was yet to come! In preparation for my annual visit with my cardiologist, I had to undergo a stress test – the news that followed from my doctor was the absolute best! I no longer needed to take my blood pressure medication!
I truly believe my twice a week workout regime with the friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable staff at Fitness Together has made the difference. I am over 60 and am still skiing, surfing and golfing! But, best of all my heart health is stronger and my outlook is brighter than it has been in years!