We hear many different reasons why people decide to make the healthy decision to begin a wellness regiment. Here is a story of a young lady, Ms. Demetriadis, who was determined to enjoy a family trip to Greece with her children.
” Flashback to last year, New Year’s Eve: I fell flat on my face while exiting a movie theater. This lack of balance, along with decreased strength and stamina convinced me to take advantage of my new insurance plan’s Silver Sneaker benefit. I was planning an extended trip to Greece with my children and was in no shape to enjoy it at that point. The very next week, I signed up at SwimRVA and began taking various classes: water aerobics, line dancing and classic low-impact aerobics. Over the months, my balance, strength, and stamina all improved and I lost some weight. MY TRIP TO GREECE IN JUNE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!! I was able to see and do a lot. My children were so proud. I was able to climb the hill of the Acropolis and visit other ancient archaeological sites with them thanks to my improved physical condition. We even took a side trip to visit the ruins, Ephesus in Turkey. My classes at SwimRVA are now a priority in my life because I have seen such and improvement in my quality of life and definitely want to see more of the same. It’s really a matter of having a longer, more active, and enjoyable life. Thank you to Rose, Suzanne, and all the staff at SwimRVA.”
Ms. Demetriadis is not alone and we hope her story will inspire others to take that first step to a healthy lifestyle and a fulfilling life.