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Fitness Professional Newly Diagnosed

  • By natpt


    I am a 51 year-old female recently diagnosed with RA and I work in fitness. I’m a group exercise instructor and a personal trainer. As I’m sure it is for everyone here, this has been very difficult news, especially as I’m concerned about my ability to continue to work in my field. My primary symptoms have been muscle pain after exercise and fatigue. When it started I had done some heavy workouts and thought I was coming down with the flu. I appreciate advice from anyone that also works in the fitness industry or that would like to offer some wisdom.
    I’m looking forward to reading the posts on this forum and learning more about RA and just connecting with others here. A big thank you to the moderators and those that keep this site going. It is very much appreciated!

  • By Lauren Tucker Keymaster

    Welcome natpt,
    Thanks so much for your comment and for sharing your story with us. I do hope others in your industry will be able to connect with you.
    Sounds like your determination to push through your symptoms (pain and fatigue) through exercise is pretty incredible and insipiring.

    Feel free to reach out to us anytime. Glad to have you here!
    Best, Lauren ( Team)