stroke survivor fitness

About the Book

This practical and thorough guide illustrates basic exercises to strengthen your body, improve your balance, and stretch tight muscles. Plus, Work Out Your Words activities introduce new ways to meet speech and cognitive challenges. This guide includes exercises and activities that were developed for Stroke Survivor Fitness classes. Our model, John Dobbin, is a stroke survivor with aphasia and a long-time class member. Everything you need to know about how to do each exercise in this book can be found on a single page.

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About the Author

Nancy Selden is a certified personal trainer with over 12 years experience designing and teaching fitness programs for special populations. Her company, WellPeer LLC, specializes in designing long-term fitness programs that accommodate a stroke survivor’s specific physical, neural and cognitive challenges. Learn more at