Meet our Member – Jan Cleary
Drop in to Transcend Health and you’re likely to run into Jan. Jan attends our Age-ility Class every week, known for winding Duncan up and making the group howl with laughter. Let’s get to know Jan.
Q: Hi Jan, what’s two of the best things about Transcend Health?
A: I have had much better movement since coming to Transcend, physically I’ve noticed my mobility has improved. On a personal note, I love coming here because I feel comfortable in the space, welcome, and accepted.
Q: That’s really nice to hear, and exactly the environment we want to create. Can you think of a skill or movement you are able to do now that you couldn’t do before?
A: It might not be the answer you expect, but with my disability, I wasn’t able to easily stand up before coming here. I had to use my hands a lot. Now I can stand up using only my leg power.
Q: So an increase in your physical strength that has led to better movement with everyday life activities. Can you tell us, on a personal level with your disability, what significance does Transcend Health make to you.
A: I really do feel normal when I come here. I have a great connection with Duncan, and the team at Transcend, I feel every exercise can be adjusted for me, and I’m always included. The hardest part is taking the chair-lift up those stairs because that makes me ‘stand out’ , but once I’m in the class I just love it.
Q: We are really glad you feel that way. If you were to encourage other people to try the Age-ility class, what would you say to them?
A: Trust yourself, and give it a try.
Does someone you love sound like Jan? If you can think of them, please share Jan’s story and help inspire them to find better movement.
Age-ility class offers mobility, strength, flexibility, meditation and core activation exercises.
The best part is that Age-ility runs three times per week
- Monday 4.45pm
- Friday Age-ility Yoga 10.30am
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have been working with Jacci for 4 months for pain management and strength and overall better fitness – my back and muscle pain was horrendous, but not anymore thanks to Jacci. I could not have got this far without her. Would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Duncan is an absolute champ and with his help this week I’ve returned to all my usual activities with no pain or problems at all. I challenge you to find a better physio in Newcastle!
Jacci is really great at what she does. Her energy is irresistable and she made putting a program together really enjoyable. I has pain from three separate back injuries and after a few weeks worth of sessions with Jacci, they felt the best they had in years. 10/10
We love Jacci! She is super passionate and you cann tell she loves what she does. I feel the best I have in a long time.
Duncan and Jacci are amazing! They work really well together and were so good at getting the right program and solutions in place for me. I’ll be going back for as long as they are there.