Virtual fitness classes launched to ease pain caused by chronic illnesses


20th April 2020

A rehabilitation specialist has created virtual fitness classes to help people living with chronic illness cope with isolation.

Valerie Duguid has more than 20 years of experience in supporting Dundonians with recovery from debilitating health conditions.

She has launched a YouTube channel to guide people through exercise as their regular rehab sessions are placed on hold due to the coronavirus crisis.

The first run of classes will focus on cancer recovery before moving on to cardiac fitness.

The sessions will also feature expert advice from professionals across the globe, including posture clinicians in America.

Sessions run for 10-15 minutes and are uploaded regularly at: 

Valerie specialised in cardiac and cancer rehabilitation fitness before studying at Abertay University and has gone on to work with various charities across Dundee.

The 49-year-old is also hoping to set up Gymology – a city gym for people with chronic illnesses.

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