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February 2024 - Tracy

Tracy retired from Nursing to set up her own caring business. This business was thriving until Tracy was hit by chronic illness which resulted in her having to give it all up and concentrate on herself trying to stay as well as she could.

Around 5 years ago, Tracy was encouraged by a friend to come to Holywell Leisure Centre to try seated Tai-Chi. This started Tracy’s love of using the Centre, not only for fitness but, for social wellbeing also. She has made some great friends and Tracy has become the organiser of various social trips out! In addition to seated Tai-Chi, Tracy now also attends Chair Yoga, Aqua Yoga and Heartbeat classes every week.

Tracy says “When your living with illness, it’s so easy to say you can’t do it. But, YOU CAN! It’s so easy to sit in the chair and not venture out - without this Leisure Centre my life would be me, totally at home. The Centre has a fantastic sense of community. The classes I attend let you go at your own pace and we use Rosie'z Cafe throughout the week, for a coffee or a bite to eat.

The benefits to me of exercising with chronic illness show in the reduced use of my walking stick. My balance has much improved and my skeletal muscle is stronger. The breathing in Yoga has shown on my results at hospital and is now up to 97% which is amazing. Add that to the social side and it being fantastic for mental health".

Well done Tracy, Holywell Leisure Centre are very proud that you are a member, and very grateful for all that you do to support other members!

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