Upbeat - Heart Support In West Suffolk

Charity No 1087415
Upbeat Is Affiliated To The British Heart Foundation and Arrhythmia Alliance The Heart Rhythm Charity.

Amanda Pearson

Exercise Instructor

I have been working in the fitness industry for 18 years and almost straight away got involved in specialising in rehabilitation. What made me want to do this was because of my own health issues. Being 14 years old and being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis I was advised to stop exercising and wasn’t allowed to participate in any physical education. It was through my own initiative that I started to realise the less I was doing the worse I felt. So I started going back doing the things I love, dancing and exercise, and gradually started to feel much better. This then lead me into the fitness industry as a career choice. I knew I wanted to help others make a difference and help improve their quality of life.

I started by getting involved with the inclusive fitness initiative which made my work place at the time accessible for people with physical and visual impairments. I then started running regular exercise sessions for people who needed extra support Working with people with learning and physical disabilities. This then lead me into Cardiac Rehab which I have been doing for 13 years now and I love it. I have been running phase IV classes and also working on a one to one capacity working with people who are undergoing rehabilitation. For me, having a job you love doing and seeing how happy others are by having a place to come and interact with others who are going through the same thing and taking support from each other is great.

Being a newbie at Upbeat I would like to say how welcome you have all made me and how much I enjoy taking the classes.

Copyright - upbeatheartsupport.org.uk
Back To Top