We at the Clubhouse have a chance to exercise our individual strengths The strengths vary with each individual person.. I myself, get a chance to exercise at the gym because and I want to try and stay physically fit. When I am at the gym I wear special shoes with bright oranges laces on my gym shoes.They serve their purpose by letting the other runners on the track see me..The running that I do serves a dual purpose. It not only is a chance to sweat and clear any harmful toxins out of my system and keeps my heart beat strong and able to stay in shape. It is nice to hear the other members cheering as see me running, because they know it takes a special amount of concentration on my part to not fall down when I am running.. This gives me more encouragement to try harder and try to be more disciplined in my trying to be fit.When I am walking on the track, I try to talk to my trainer and share stories about life in general. This allows me to interact with another person while performing a specific task. When I am done working at the club, I return to the locker room and take a shower allowing my body a chance to cool down and become relaxed. When that is done I take a long drink of water and quench my thirst. This is important because it keeps my body hydrated. The Clubhouse knows that being in good shape is the key to being healthy.
To accomplish that, we have an exercise class with a trainer, once a week as a group. We all get a chair and spread out around the room so we will not bump into each other when we are swinging our arms around. Marty, the trainer is very careful to see that we all are involved in the exercises. He makes us all join in the exercising and watches each one of us to see that we all are doing the exercises and no time will we injure we injuring ourselves. While he is here, he brings with him various articles that we use to do the exercises. They includes long rubber bands that we use to use as resistance to make the exercises harder for each individual person..That way each person will get a different experience when doing the various moves. He will make it harder for those of us who can do a little harder exercise. He also has small weights that we put on our arms or legs that make the exercises a little more difficult to perform, This will make each person perform the exercise to their individual capabilities. That way, we all can take pride in the job that we do, He also has a balance board that we can use to help each of us perform the exercises without falling down. With practice that becomes easier to do and let’s each person have the feeling of accomplishment.
It is a joy,to watch the way he makes each participant feel that he values all the hard work that we put into the exercises. We are lucky to have such a caring and personable individual take time out of his busy schedule and spend time with us.
By Synapse House Member Tom W.
You are invited to participate in Synapse House fundraising event on Wednesday March 8th, 2017
Everyone is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings® (149 N York) for lunch, dinner or a snack (dine in or carry out).
On this day, 15% of all purchases accompanied by the certificate below will be donated to Synapse House.
PRINT OUT AND BRING
I had a brain anyerism two years ago that almost killed me. A brain anyerism is a severe brain bleed and mine was treated by Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago. Rush had to perform brain surgery on me to stop the bleed. I’m lucky to be alive. Fortunately, as a partner in a large law firm, I worked in downtown Chicago and was transported to Rush, which saved my life. It’s an excellent hospital with a caring spirit.
I lost sight in my right eye as a result of the brain bleed but the Wheaton Eye Clinic (a top-notch eye treatment clinic in our local neighborhood) removed the blood and restored my vision, though I suffer from double vision, which is corrected through a prism in my eyeglasses. Fortunately, my wife and I know socially one of the top doctors at the Clinic and he performed the surgery that restored my vision. That personal relationship gave me confidence that the eye surgery would go well and it did. Eye surgery is a scary proposition, but our relationship with the eye doctor reassured us. My vision was restored!
Synapse House is a God-send. It’s competent and caring staff and friendly members brighten my day, which I value because without it my daily routine would be boring and unproductive. Thank you, Joanne and Deborah, Synapse House’s leadership, for making my life upbeat and productive!
By Synapse House Member Chris Z
March 11th, 2017 9:00 am to 1:00 pm