Who and What are FITNESS IN TORBAY?
They are a team of exercise professionals who work on the Fitness in Torbay scheme and have been trained to a nationally recognised standard. Their education may include degrees in Exercise and Sports Sciences, Professional qualifications in gym and group instruction, and more besides.
They work with referred patients from our Surgery as they have the ability to exercise people with various medical conditions, including Cardiac Rehabilitation (ability to exercise people who have had cardiac surgery). They are not Doctors or Physiotherapists but have had some training in medical conditions and common medications. Therefore are aware of the benefits of exercise to your health and understand how your medications may affect your ability to exercise.
Physical activity has been proven to have a positive effect on health and fitness. In addition there is evidence to show that physical activity can help reverse or have a significant impact on medical conditions or ailments that you may suffer from. This can lead to reduction in medication, fewer visits to the Doctor, and a huge improvement in your well being. They have helped many people to reduce their stress levels (often something carers can find beneficial), to boost their confidence (helps to make new friends), lose weight (reducing chances of heart disease and many other medical conditions, control their blood sugar levels (improving their diabetes care), to be able to move more easily around the house and to walk further (boosting energy levels), and to manage joint pains (returning people to work).