I Kieser to Keep Active
Client Name: Angus Hill
Years of a highly active lifestyle began to catch up with Angus as he developed pain in his lower limbs and back. His Kieser program has helped him continue to do his favourite activities and online Kieser sessions are helping him stay active during isolation. Here is his story:
"As a youngster I was always active and healthy and rarely had any body issues but towards my late teens and early twenties the issues started to arise from footy and lifesaving. At first it was calves then hips, hamstrings and my back. At first I would just try to get through each week to be right for the next by maintaining, not necessarily trying to fix it. That meant the stress would build up and eventually I would find myself stuck on the lounge room floor not being able to move with my little sister laughing at me.
I slowly did less and less sport due to work and life circumstances and while I tried a few health professionals and gyms I could never find the right program to fit into my life or that worked effectively. After a couple of years of just putting up with it I had decided to get back into lifesaving and try to race properly again. With my family history full of back problems, I walked into Kieser Torquay on the recommendation of a friend, knowing I had to do something to seriously fix my back to be able to get back into being fit and active again.
I had an amazing team at Kieser who were able to work with me not only whilst I was in there but in accommodating a program which fit around my training and active lifestyle. For the first couple of months I was at Kieser twice a week and although it felt progress was slow on the machines, my day to day movement improved. I was able to slowly build up running and the paddling boards became painless and comfortable. Even now when friends say come wakeboarding or mountain bike riding I no longer have to either say no or be worried about back issues.
Although all the events got cancelled I was able to get to a place where I was comfortable racing and now am considering getting back into footy if the season goes ahead. I’m currently doing online sessions with Kieser and have been able to work with what’s around the house to build a program to help me keep moving. I know I still have a long way to go but this is the best I’ve felt in a long time and hope to build on this to race, play and live as freely as possible."