How an Exercise Class for People with Kidney Disease is Changing Lives

How an Exercise Class for People with Kidney Disease is Changing Lives


My name is Gordon Thurston. I’ve been on dialysis for about two and a
half years now. It was a scary situation at first. For awhile there I could hardly walk. And with this Lean Keen Kidney Machine program it’s helped me a lot. I’m almost at the point of getting rid of
my walker. Hi my name is Cary. I have chronic kidney disease, CKD, and was
diagnosed five-six years ago with declining kidney health. Lean Keen Kidney Machines program is really
geared for any body and any level. When I started, I could barely do five laps
without having to catch my breath or sit down, or actually end. Currently we’re doing anywhere from 8 to 10,000
steps per day which is the recommended amount of physical cardio activity. I used to be able walk maybe five to ten feet and now I can walk a block without the walker which is pretty good. The Lean Keen Kidney Machine program is fabulous. I can’t think of any way to improve it, other
than having additional people sign up and attend. Aside from the training that we receive and,
monitoring/supervision, there is the group concept and we almost form like a team. Reinforcing and helping each other and we’ve
worked well together. We’ve grown closer. We share our successes. We go slow and easy one step at a time and
we don’t get discouraged because if we’re taking the ten pound weight and it’s too heavy
for us, we’re just gonna say forget it. But here she says, here take four pounds or
two pounds. When we see that we’re going form a four pound
to a five pound, it’s kind of encouraging. I’ve been delighted and really gratified to
see how others in our program have progressed and they tell me the same. Whether you are recently diagnosed with CKD
or in dialysis or even in transplant or having had a transplant, there should be no doubt. Come to this program.

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