"THE STROKE OF AN ARTIST, THE JOURNEY OF A FITNESS TRAINER AND A STROKE SURVIVOR". is an inspiring 21/2 year journey of a personal fitness trainer and a stroke survivor client. This inspiring journey will bring hope and encouragement to those in recovery and their friends and family. The anatomy illustrations help bring more awareness and knowledge of the body and why specific muscles must be strengthened to bring back safety, strength and spatial awareness with movement. There are two goals for this book. One sent personally from Gary's heart with hopes that his story will help others in the same struggle he had faced. Don't Give Up! Never Quit! He encouraged others. As the fitness trainer, I wish the same, as well as I hope this journey helps bring insight and education to fellow fitness professionals to help them on their Journeys with stroke survivor clients.
This journey is an excellent example to those in recovery, of how exercising with the proper exercise almost daily can help build new pathways and remake the body strong and functional again.
My client, Gary, in the book noticed that other professionals did not carry with them extended knowledge to work with stroke survivors. He asked me one day, "You know things others don't know, don't you?" Then he followed that question with, "We need to get my story shared and how we worked together to help others." He often would also say, "Don't every have a stroke. They suck." One day I said in response, "We need to write a book on our work and your recovery and call it, "Dear Stroke You Suck." We laughed, but I meant it. The name of the book ended up being, The Stroke of An Artist: The Journey of A Fitness Trainer and a Stroke Survivor." Dear Stroke You Suck, became a title of a chapter.
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