FibroMoves Keeps Her Moving
Reprinted from FMOnline
Since January 2001, I have been struggling with fibromyalgia. Although this pain syndrome affects all aspects of my life, I have been proactive in dealing with it.
I joined and became an active member of the local fibromyalgia support group. Also I discovered a wonderful program called FibroMoves. This is a warm water aquacize program designed specifically for fibromyalgia suffers. It allows me to exercise, because I can no longer walk even short distances without experiencing pain. The cardio workout helps me keep in shape.
We lost the program at one pool, so I contacted another pool manager and asked her to dedicate an hour per week to us. As she was agreeable, I volunteered to lead the classes until we were able to find an instructor. That didn’t happen, so I have almost finished the training to become a qualified CALA instructor. CALA was flexible so that I could participate within my limitations yet achieve my goal.
We now have a FibroMoves class every day with 33 participants attending classes at three pools. My FibroFriends who attend the sessions say it has a positive effect on their lives, not just physically but emotionally and mentally, too.