A clinical exercise specialist from Chorleywood is helping people with cancer, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis feel better and stronger with her exercise programme.
Beth Boxall has been helping people struggling with their symptoms – such as fatigue, muscle weakness and balance problems – feel better with her Bounce Back Exercise programme.
Speaking to ChorleywoodNews she said: “There’s one lady who I find really motivational, she came to me in July and she was in a lot of pain because she’s got cancer, osteoporosis and arthritis.
“She felt like she had lost control over her body, she started training with me three times a week because she really wanted to commit to it.
“This lady told me it was the first time in her 10 years of suffering with Leukaemia that she had some hope and control over her body.
“It’s sad because she was turned away from other gyms and personal trainers, because of her cancer.
“Sometime people are afraid to work with people with certain conditions and the insurance may not cover it.”
Beth adapted her one-to-one personalised exercise programmes to be delivered online, in people’s gardens and now at Fit Well studio in Croxley Green, group classes are also back up and running.
She continued: “It’s more so about the community aspect. People are able to see each other and they know everybody in that room is going through or has gone through something similar.
“It’s so nice to see the progress, people ask me if I find it sad, but it’s never sad because they are all so inspirational.”
Macmillan Cancer Support charity highlighted that regular exercise could reduce the risk of some previously treated cancers from returning.
During lockdown, Beth continued with her classes and adapted to the Zoom reality.
For more information go to bouncebackexercise.com.