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Using Fitness to Support and Empower People who Have Had a Stroke

Five years ago, Lee Cartwright had a stroke. Following rehab, he decided to become a fitness professional and work with people who have had similar experiences. Ian Slattery finds out how training this group can be rewarding both professionally and personally

While there is no one cure for a stroke, nor one set path for recovery, fitness professionals can certainly help with the rehabilitation process.

Experiencing a stroke is a scary, devastating moment. With your brain temporarily starved of blood and oxygen, its effects are all too often long-lasting and debilitating.

Lee Cartwright experienced a stroke five years ago. He found rehab so rewarding that he made a life-changing decision to become a fitness professional and work with people who have had similar experiences.

“This is my passion now,” Lee says. “I will be trying to recover for the rest of my life but while doing that I can help others with their injuries, both physical and mental.”

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