SCI Total Fitness Program Breaks Down the Barriers of Exercise For People with Spinal Cord Injury

7/13/2012 12:00:00 AM

July 10, 2012, Long Beach, California - SCI Total Fitness, an exercise ideology created by Physical Therapist Kristin McNealus, has launched the first online exercise program for people with spinal cord injuries. The 45-minute Fitness And Strength Training (F.A.S.T.) class is offered online, twice weekly, and costs $25 a month, with no sign up or cancelation fees. The online exercise program is the solution to many wheelchair users’ transportation problems and isolation issues.

Members to the F.A.S.T program can also have access to a support forum where they can track their progress and interact with other participants, increasing the motivation to stick with the program and achieve goals. Benefits of the workout program include strengthening scapular stabilizers, increasing endurance, improving muscle tone, and weight loss, which studies have shown improve mood, increase energy, as well as lower the risk of common health complications associated with spinal injury.

Kristin McNealus, the creator of SCI Total Fitness and its programs, has a Doctorate (DPT) in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, as well as a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. Dr. McNealus works as Physical Therapist in Southern California and has extensive experience in working with people with spinal cord injury, helping them create healthy lifestyles with custom workout regimes, as well as educating other professionals about treatment of this population. She also is a certified Assistive Technology Professional.

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For more information on the services and membership packages or the opportunity to interview Kristin, please visit the website www.scitotalfitness.com and email Dr. McNealus at Kristin@scitotalfitness.



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