My gym/pool membership

I have since joined a gym/swim club run by the Lambeth council where I received a pass that allows me to use the facilities 7 days a week based solely on a referral system be it Hospital/GP/social services .
An amazing set up which I attend 2-3 times a week a place to meet peoples from all walks of life who sadly have, brain injuries /disabilities- be it wheelchair bound ect . .
loving the rowing machine, treadmill, & this machine that with your choice of weights you push which lifts the weights strengthening your legs … I tend to Hogg this machine in particular then there’s the swimming pool where I once was a very competent swimmer/diver now I’m swimming on my back using my legs as best I can to propel me ( not at all with speed) across the water . As well as falling rather than diving into the pool using the spring board … then there’s the cafe which is a great place to interact meet very interesting people was only 2 weeks ago I was telling PDS on this site that I’ve meet a retired pilot of the RAF who had sadly a Stroke 3 years ago so you can imagine the conversations we or should I say … I have
:joy::joy: :helicopter::helicopter: :joy::joy:
Going to my gym/pool is by no means gracefully done what with my tremor/imbalance & always find even that part a struggle but then there’s my determination no not to push myself hard but knowing what with this stroke my body can do with it’s difficulties sadly all on show :flushed:
Planning for a trip to the gym/pool what with dressing/driving/using the facilities for an hour or more & getting back home my body is telling me no-more sleep/rest . That’s the part of the day I don’t enjoy being so fatigued that have no reserves in my body tank to do anything else for the day
taking 2 hour nap & finding myself on an arm chair wakening up .
Arghhh I hate that so much . & yes I’m coming to terms with what I can & cannot do …



That sounds truly wonderful. I’m a bit of a green eyed monster - I do envy you ! !

It must be good for you, your stamina, strength and so on will no doubt improve.

Thanks for telling us about it :smiley:

All I do is watch telly and compute and I gotta admit I keep on waking up realising I just went to sleep again.


@Jordan that all sounds amazing & I’m with @Bobbi and am a little envious. If I spend anytime out the house I suffer fatigue which can last for days so I restrict my outside activities a little as a result.
Go you…Good to hear about all you’re doing.

Hello Bobi
I can fully relate to the tv/computer & sleeping & this is what I so wanted to get out of the habit of doing. yes . Granted all our head injuries are different in allowing us to do something’s with a lot of struggle or a lot less I felt personally with my stroke leaving my with imbalance/tremor& fatigue I very much wanted out of this personal isolation/boredom & my own thoughts that would get me into terrible moods so much so I would swear & inanimate objects . Enough was enough I said to myself & with that I did & here I am using gym/swimming pool . . I’m so aware that since being on this site the various strokes people have been left with & the different abilities they must now sadly endure is in itself a daily challenge that I will be ALWAYS aware of

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@Jordan looks good :+1:

That sounds like a fantastic scheme @Jordan, you are very lucky. Like the others I’m rather jealous.

Good for you for making use of the opportunity to hopefully improve your fitness and strength.

A worthwhile way to spend your time.


The place looks great. I’m so glad you’re doing this, Jordan. It will help you improve physically, and maybe more important, you’ll be around other people. That can be as healing as the exercise. :slightly_smiling_face: :heart:Jeanne