Ann contacted us at Nordic Fitness Ireland after her physio had suggested she should learn to walk with poles. Ann hadn’t known where to start but took to the internet to find out about buying some poles and came across our website.
After a telephone conversation with our instructor, Joanne, Ann booked in for a private lesson. Not able to drive herself from Galway she organised for her carer to bring her to Clare.
Ann told me how she felt empowered by her poles. She is more able to walk independently and finds it much easier getting in and out of taxis.
They make her feel more able to achieve other things too and managed to realise another goal of swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.
She reported walking up and down to the beach and feeling fantastic as she immersed herself into the water.
Ann’s determination is phenomenal, from struggling to walk with a single stick to now walking for 40 minutes a day she is always trying to do better. On a recent walk a friend was amazed at how well she was walking, with great upright posture and a smile on her face.
Ann you are one amazing lady and a true inspiration.