My name is David Jenkin. I am a personal trainer and exercise rehabilitation instructor. Together with Martin Westby, who is the editor of the popular Fibromyalgia Magazine, I have recently written an 85-page self-help exercise guide especially for persons living with Fibromyalgia and similar, related pain conditions.
The guide covers the different types of exercise, the benefits of exercise, how to pace yourself so as not to overdo it while ensuring you're working hard enough, a full home exercise programme (can be done seated, standing or a mixture of both), a full swimming-pool-based exercise programme, and nutritional guidance as well.
The guide is generously priced at just £14.95 including postage and packaging. The link for it is below:
Would you be able to alert your group members as to the existence of this guide please? I pride myself on the results I have seen with the Cullompton Fibro Group (in Devon) with whom I meet once a week for exercise.
I have also selected exercises that are suitable for everyone, even people in a wheelchair, with varying degrees of pain (which will hopefully start to alleviate with regular exercise), which can all be done sat down, requires no equipment making it cost-friendly, and does not require much in the way of space so people will not have to move furniture around etc. This information has also been posted on our facebook page.
David added, "there are several crossovers between how I work with persons living with Fibro and ME. "
"Together with Martin Westby who is the editor of the magazine we have written a self-help exercise guide that I would like to bring to the attention of everyone who has a pain condition. What I love about the guide is that not only does it provide key information on things like pacing yourself, how much exercise is safe, how to self-monitor your condition and when to stop, and what sort of exercises to do/avoid but it also provides a full exercise programme that people can do at home, sat down if need be, that is applicable to wheelchair-users, and that people can do easily as part of a longer-term health plan. There is also a programme included for swimming-pool/aqua exercising for
those who like this idea."
I would be very grateful if you could alert as many people as possible to this guide, in the hope it can change people's quality of life, increase energy levels, reduce pain and maybe lowering painkiller doses, and improve sleep patterns etc.