Karen came to meet us early in 2015 after a consultation with her cardiologist.
Karen was under a huge amount of stress, principally associated with her work and was being treated for hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia.
Karen was eager to reduce her stress levels and associated cardiovascular risk factors. Once Karen had been assessed by our nurse and her clinical exercise specialist, our focus was to review her current cardiovascular capacity. It was essential that we were able to prescribe an accurate training zone so that Karen started working aerobically with plenty of oxygen present. Working in her own refined aerobic zone would help to relieve her stress whilst improving her cardiovascular fitness.
Once Karen’s clinical exercise specialist was satisfied she could perform her cardiovascular sessions accurately he moved on to functional movement patterns and strength. The development of her lean muscle tissue would be the key to improving her body composition and reducing her cardiovascular risk factors.
The trusting and productive relationship that Karen has built with her clinical exercise specialist over the last 18 months has provided the foundation for the changes she has made. Those changes have put her health in an incredibly strong position now and for the future.