We have opened a new Long Covid exercise clinic at Herts Sports Village to help those suffering with the long-term effects of COVID-19.
Our Long-Covid exercise hub will provide one-to-one support, both in person and virtually.
Clients will be offered fitness and better eating habits advice to help aid their recovery from the virus. Our specially trained clinic team will assess the client’s health and fitness at an initial appointment to understand how fit they were before they had COVID-19 and what their fitness and health goals are. We will then create a plan of action to help sufferers progress and achieve these goals. Goals can range from being able to walk short distances, to being able to participate in strenuous exercise activities again.
Most people with COVID-19 will recover after a few days or weeks. But according to the Office for National Statistics, one in five people who have tested positive for COVID-19 will continue to experience symptoms after five weeks. This is often referred to as post-COVID-19 syndrome or ‘long COVID’, and it can be debilitating for those suffering with it.
The symptoms of ‘long COVID’ can vary greatly from person to person and can last for five months or more.
The symptoms include:
- shortness of breath
- chest pain or tightness
- problems with memory and concentration
- difficulty sleeping
Exercise is a key part of the rehabilitation process for those suffering with ‘long COVID’. It can help the sufferer return to full function and it can help prevent long term disability.
“Although the number of COVID-19 cases has decreased over the past few months, ‘long COVID’ is still affecting thousands in Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. For some people, ‘long COVID’ can make it difficult to walk short distances and do other forms of light exercise – activities they could do before they became ill. Not only does this affect a person’s health and fitness, it can also have a big impact on their mental health and wellbeing. And it’s clear that there is still an urgent need for more support for people with ‘long COVID’. We hope the launch of this exercise hub will help many recover from the long-term effects of the disease and return to their normal way of life.” - Stephen Leslie, Fitness Manager at Herts Sports Village
Long-Covid Exercise Hub at Herts Sports Village
- Available to both Herts Sports Village members and non-members
- Non-member clients will recieve a free Herts Sports Village membership - usually £40
- All appointements will be made with a coach and are FREE of charge
- Other visits to Herts Sports Village will be offered at a discounted rate - £5.50 off-peak/£7.50 peak
Are you suffering with Long-Covid symptoms?
Book your appointment with our clinic by calling 01707 284466 or email our specially trained team HERE.