Tracey started working with FLOW in March 2021, three months after her life was turned upside down by a stroke.
The owner of a successful HR business and a mother of two in her early 50s, she went overnight from being a strong-willed competitive horse rider to being paralysed waist-down on one side and unable to walk or drive. She had to start using a wheelchair and of course could no longer ride her horse.
Tracey struggled to cope with this traumatic turn of events and loss of everyday freedoms, and then — in a further twist — doctors discovered while treating her that she had a small hole in her heart which could have proved fatal later in life.
He then added wellness coaching into Tracey’s program, helping her to develop self-awareness and build the positive habits needed to consolidate sustained behaviour change alongside her natural will-power and commitment to exercise.
Fast forward to today, and in a little over a year Tracey has won back all that she had lost: she no longer needs a wheelchair, she can walk unaided, drive, and she can even complete short runs.
And she’s back in the saddle, competing in equestrian competitions and even taking a silver medal in one.
‘Tracey’s success is testament to her mental strength and consistent effort to keep going through all the ups and downs.’
‘When I first started working with Andrew and FLOW, I was still reliant on a wheelchair and coping with becoming sedentary overnight. The weight was creeping up and my movement was limited.
A year on, and working with Andrew has seen me lose kilos and inches and I am heading towards being in even better shape than I was before I had the stroke. I can’t recommend Andrew and FLOW highly enough.’
We understand that choosing a health and fitness path is very personal. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation with a FLOW wellness coach so you can find out whether our approach is right for you. Simply book your call now and we’ll take it from there.