At Reh-Fit, we see and hear impactful stories of change through physical activity every day. The research shows it: exercise is medicine. And it’s medicine we need right now.
Did you know that 40 years ago, exercise was considered unsafe for many with chronic conditions? Today, we know physical activity is critical to individual and collective well-being.
Further, we know being physically active is key to building resilience against getting sick and managing chronic conditions.
Like many of you, Mark came to Reh-Fit looking for a safe place to exercise and connect in the community.
Before coming to Reh-Fit, Mark was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. It is a progressive disease, meaning it typically worsens over time.
After committing to a lifestyle change, including regular exercise at the Reh-Fit, Mark received some encouraging news from his respirologist that his lung condition no longer met the criteria for a COPD diagnosis.
“When I was diagnosed with COPD, my expected lung function was 67%. When I went back after doing the 90-Day Challenge and Team Power class, I lost 42 pounds and I was in better shape. My expected lung function was 95%.”
But Mark experienced countless other benefits outside of his improved diagnosis.
“I look forward to coming here. I am so much happier, less stressed. My experience at Reh-Fit has definitely been life-changing,” says Mark.
Mark isn’t alone in experiencing a transformation of mind, body, and spirit at the Reh-Fit Centre. Every day at Reh-Fit, we witness the benefits of physical activity and leading active lifestyles.
We need your help now more than ever to keep the Reh-Fit an accessible, welcoming place for all. As we enter a new era in our community, please join us in safeguarding the Reh-Fit Centre for years to come by considering making a gift today.
People like you are helping others prevent chronic disease. Your support helps people recover and return to their favorite activities more quickly and with less pain. Your gifts make exercise affordable to more people. Your gifts empower others to take charge of their own health and well-being.
In Mark’s words, your gifts make “life-changing” stories like his possible.
Please think about your responsibility to our shared health, and the impact you want to make, and then consider making a gift today.