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I thought this link may be of use to those of you who live in the Manchester area and who wish to keep fit or who want to improve their arm function and/or walking. B)

I wish we had one near us... :(

Lizzie :)

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It's a pity this is just in Manchester, I would love to go if it was closer.

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I suggested this sort of thing to my physio's at the limb centre ages ago annd was met with a negative response :(

Some people don't know how lucky they are to have such facilities.

Lynne

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Wow great.................. I do lots to keep fit (cycle etc) but wish that was closer to York im AK and very mobile are ther any more near me?

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There might be something simular in Leeds? if not! there should be for the Yorkshire and North East areas., its an area with eight million people, so there should be something?

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I live near Birmingham (England)

Management of the limb centre in Birmingham were keen to see if any patients would be interested in doing something like the Manchester thing in Birmingham. I was one of the few people who attended a meeting at which this was raised. A little time has passed but I am thinking of getting involved to see if there would be any interest in some sort of supported exercise/fitness group amongst users of the centre. I'm not sure what form that might or ought to take.

I'd be interested in hearing from anyone from Manchester who could talk to me about the scheme (and any lessons to learn).

I'd also like to hear from anyone around Birmingham who would be interested in getting involved as an organiser or participant.

My interest is that I am becoming flabby and unfit but have found it difficult to use much of the gym equipment I've seen. I wish I had had some specific gym work designed by a specialist physio. from the beginning and access to some kind of initial hand holding on how to use equipment. Ideally I think the centre itself ought to have a proper gym which people could access during and after their limb fitting.

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bugger alll down here.

just taken out a gym membership

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Hi, this is my first post. I loved the info on Manfit/Mancat gym... I've moved and find most of the gyms here can't really accomodate my w/c for the weight room at all. I like the machines, I know I can do some free weights at home. At least I found a pool with a lift. Can use it 2-3 x per week so that is a help. I'm a hip amp. Thanks for the info.

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