Keeping fit with MS

Customer Story #Iaminto

Places for People Leisure member Sophie Jenkins lives in Andover and is 41 years old. She suffers from MS and got back into her health and fitness journey following a fractured hip - she is an inspiration to us all.

Sophie has made the most of the expertise on offer at our Places for People Leisure Centres in Test Valley. As part of her rehabilitation programme after fracturing her hip, Sophie started to regularly attend exercise classes at Andover Leisure Centre. As her fitness levels increased she set herself a goal of completing the Ride London cycling event in aid of the MS Society, which she recently completed - a great achievement!

Sophie said “I started attending a low impact Aqua class in Andover and then Romsey which then enabled me to move onto a Step class and Legs, Bums and Tums. These classes in particular have made a huge difference to me. My physiotherapist said the improvement in the last 3 months is amazing.

"I am so pleased and would like to thank all the friendly and supportive staff who have helped me, their encouragement and enthusiasm have inspired me to keep attending classes throughout the pain.”

Sophie attended Sports Physiotherapy sessions with Martin Allen at Andover Leisure Centre which has complimented her journey to fitness.

If you would like to improve your health and fitness, we can create a personalised programme suitable for your ability. Get in touch with the team at Places for People Leisure at Andover Leisure Centre 01264 347100 or Romsey Rapids Sports Complex 01794 835550 and quote SOPHIE'S STORY.