Woman stroke survivor exercising in gym with assistance from a trainer

Kathy, stroke

Kathy is a 20-year stroke survivor. She had a malformed blood vessel in her brain since birth. It burst in 2000, when Kathy was in her fifties. Kathy knows how important it is to try to make exercise a regular part of her life. She works on both strength and cardiovascular training. Working on leg and core strength helps with balance while walking. Maintaining or improving upper body strength helps with activities of daily living. Kathy uses the Nustep for cardiovascular exercise, like Raymond who is featured in an earlier post.