"Exercise Saved My Life"

17 years ago Sharon was involved in a tragic accident that nearly took her life. Since then, she has had to reteach herself nearly everything. Sharon joined Encompass a year ago, and has made tremendous improvements along the way. She is one of the most persistent and positive people we have worked with, and always challenges herself to surpass her current abilities.  We are so proud and honoured to share her story today. 

After the accident 17 years ago I had to teach myself how to live again; from how to talk, to how to walk.  Over the years, with physio and other help, I had come a long way, but I still wasn’t able to walk well. I experienced a lot of dizziness daily that affected my overall movement from my walking, ability to balance, and really just my ability to move well physically.

I wanted something to help decrease my dizziness, and I thought exercise would be a good idea. I looked up Encompass, but I was really hesitant because I didn’t think that I could do the exercises that I had seen online. Yet I thought I would give it a try and just see what I could do.

I decided to start with some one-on-one training with the goal of walking better. Since starting, I am stronger physically and mentally, my balance and stability have improved so much, and I can’t believe how much happier I am; it’s amazing!

I really can’t recommend it enough. You really can’t put a price on your physical health; because it really affects all of your health and your overall life. Since joining I have improved my outlook, and I feel more capable of exceeding anything I want to do.

I can balance on one foot, carry more grocery bags, and I can even run! I was able to gain strength and confidence in the private training and now I’ve transitioned to the group fitness classes.  I love the environment and interaction with the people. The staff are excellent. They are knowledgeable and they make it so fun. The expertise of staff inspires me to continue with their programs.

 I can honestly say that exercise saved me and that Encompass has been my saviour. Exercise has helped me in so many ways, and coming to Encompass was the best decision I could have made.

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