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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,990
2/10/14 4:23 P

Because of your medical issues, your best bet is to talk to your doctor about what exercises are safe and what you should avoid. If the physical therapist you saw wasn't helpful, I'd try a different one. A PT should be able to give you an exercise program specific to your needs. They should also be able to help you slowly progress back into a regular routine so that eventually, you can get back to those activities you enjoy.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

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2/10/14 3:27 P

I have a friend with significant joint and mobility issues and she loves her aquafit classes offered at our local pool.

SUCCESS_IN_2014 Posts: 14
2/10/14 3:11 P

Thanks for the link, MOTIVATED@LAST. I'll check it out.

SUCCESS_IN_2014 Posts: 14
2/10/14 3:10 P

Thanks for the replies. Basically, I have nerve problems that was caused by a few different injuries. I also have a lot of degenerative disks from my neck to my tailbone as well as bum hips. I also have inflammation in and around most all of my joints. It seems like whenever I would start even a stretching program (given to me by my physical therapist), the pain would get so bad I had to stop. People say "oh, you just have to push through the pain" - well, that is easier said than done.

But, I am determined to be at a healthy weight and be fit before I turn 60 next year. Also, I really miss being able to hike in the mountains, ride my bike and roller blade. I don't know if I will roller blade again but i would like to get back to hiing and biking.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,459
2/9/14 6:29 A

Take a look at Spark's Limited Mobility Lifestyle Center for a few workout ideas.


MSFATAL Posts: 474
2/8/14 10:17 P

My boyfriend has extreme muscular disabilities and he uses the stationery bike and does light weight training

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,990
2/8/14 4:38 P

Can you be specific about what kind of limitations you have, and perhaps we can offer some suggestions?


Coach Jen

SUCCESS_IN_2014 Posts: 14
2/8/14 4:28 P

Hi - Is there a group or message board here for people (like me) who are physically limited when it comes to getting exercise. I know the best thing for me would be a warm water pool but that isn't an option at this time.

Changing my diet I know is going to help as I have noticed in the past when I avoid dairy, sugar and meat, the amount of inflammation I have decreases a fair amount. But, for the time being, I have to be careful about what I do.

A while back I bought gym quality rebound mini-trampoline but even using it flared things up. People say "oh you just have to push past the pain and it will get better". However, so far that has not been the case. So, I am looking for tips - there may be something I can do that I haven't realized was an option.


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