Number twelve in a series about what clients have to say about their workouts.
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare condition that causes symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease. It is a neurodegenerative disease marked by a combination of symptoms affecting movement, blood pressure, and other body functions; hence the label "multiple system" atrophy. The cause of MSA is unknown. Almost 80% of patients are disabled within 5 years of onset of the motor symptoms.
One of our clients, Christine, was diagnosed at Mayo with MSA 3 yrs ago. Of all the patients monitored at Mayo Christine she has experienced the least amount of atrophy. Christine works out with Adam at our New Orleans location. She had this to say about her workouts:
I was diagnosed with MSA 3 years ago I went for two other opinions in Houston and the Mayo in Rochester and they confirmed the diagnosis. I immediately started the strength training with Adam, and I am still going. The last time I went to the Mayo in October 2009 and Dr. Feeley who is my neurologist said “under no circumstances stop exercising because that is what is keeping you going”. Adam has done a tremendous job with me.
A person with a stronger body can better withstand ailments one will inevitably confront. We are convinced that strength training is essential for a higher quality of life. It is our good fortune to be able to play a small part in helping people make positive changes in their lives, and we appreciate their kind words. Seeing clients make positive changes is what makes our jobs worthwhile.
Adams has been a trainer for 15 years. We feel that we have a deep bench of fitness professionals. Adam, a valued member of our team, is ready to help you improve the quality of your life.
Previous blog entries in the series What Clients Are Saying:
1. @#%& incredible
2. Seems too good to be true, but it actually is that good
3. After each session, I always felt better on all levels.
4. This would not have happened to me if I had a personal trainer
5. This affects all aspects of my life.
6. I saw a remarkable change in my body
7. A Radical Transformation
8. I don’t think I would be alive today
9. Amazing and remarkable