ABOUT STROKE SURVIVOR FITNESS and NANCY SELDEN
My name is Nancy Selden. I am a certified personal trainer with over 12 years experience designing and teaching fitness programs for special populations.
My company, WellPeer LLC, specializes in designing long-term fitness programs that accommodate a stroke survivor’s specific physical, neural and cognitive challenges.
Several years ago I was offered the opportunity to develop and teach fitness classes for stroke and brain trauma survivors through the Stroke Comeback Center in Vienna, Virginia. With the help of a local grant I began teaching basic fitness classes to peer groups of stroke survivors. The classes showed me that it is possible for all stroke survivors to improve their fitness level and increase everyday activity.
I love the classes and I think the socialization and peer support is a tremendous benefit but I know that not everyone can or wishes to attend a fitness class. Some people prefer to work with a personal trainer or at home by themselves. Regardless of preference, virtually all stroke and brain trauma survivors need exercise!
In May of 2014 the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association validated this by issuing a report that recommends that physicians prescribe exercise for all stroke survivors. Read the abstract or download the report.
Our hope is that this website will help stroke survivors learn how to be more active and start living their BEST POSSIBLE LIFE!
You are our best source of information. We want to know what works, what doesn't and who has helped you so we can share your experiences with others. Please contact us!
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