Resistance Bands - Jane's Story

Jane is 74 years old and lives in Portchester, Hampshire. As she explains, “I am the elder daughter of a consultant Anaestheist and Nurse, to whom I am very grateful to for the treatment I had for my Polio, which I had at the age of just 20 months.”

“I have never let it hold me back from what I want to do. I have however become increasingly less ambient as the years progress and suffer from fatigue which I am still trying to come to terms with.”

Prior to the lockdown Jane was a regular attendee at her local David Lloyd Leisure Centre, where she enjoyed their Synergy wellness classes and Aqua fit. She has missed these classes very much during the Covid-19 pandemic and was looking for new ways to exercise from her home during this time. 

In the Summer of 2020 WheelPower started a partnership with the British Polio Fellowship to support their clients with the gift of some new Resistance Bands. The bands would be provided for free and Jane was one of these recipients. 

Although Jane had used resistance bands before when recovering from previous knee surgery, she really welcomed having the opportunity to have her own set. The new bands would help her to stay active, and support her physical and mental wellbeing whilst spending an increasing amount of time at home.

“Since the resistance band have arrived I have been exercising most days which has improved my wellbeing. At present I don’t have a favorite stretch as I am working through some different exercises to see what is of most help to me, and what I can do. I am finding them very helpful and they are really improving my stamina.”

“My thanks go to WheelPower and the British Polio Fellowship for all you are doing to help those less able, through illness or injury in helping us to keep as fit and active as possible from our homes.”

Apply for your FREE set of Resistance Bands

Apply now for a set of resistance bands so that you can keep active at home during this difficult time. If your application is successful we will send you a resistance band set which will include hand grips, ankle straps and a door anchor that make it easier to target different muscle groups, including biceps and triceps, back and shoulders, chest and legs and abdominals. Resistance training builds resistive power in body muscles and there are many benefits to adding these exercises to your weekly routine.

The bands can be used for the exercises features in our Resistance Band Exercises for Wheelchair Users film or for yoga, warming up before exercising, strength training or physical therapy rehabilitation. They are designed for aerobic and anaerobic exercise, physical fitness and weight loss.

You must be a UK resident to apply.

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