Helping Hearts Heal in a Virtual Manner
Chicago-based Healthy Transition Community (HTC) enjoys helping people help themselves. Co-founder Jordan Fisher has been an athlete for most of his life and continued to train others while achieving a master’s degree in exercise science. He says, “Fitness is our main passion and a subject that we have mastered.”
Fisher specializes in the rehabilitation of cardiac and pulmonary patients at a local hospital, and through HTC trains others to improve their quality of life through virtual fitness programs. He says, “I currently work within the cardiac services department at the hospital, where we facilitate both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. I train patients that are either preparing or recovering from heart or lung surgery. It is my responsibility to design exercise therapy to improve their cardiovascular system. Although I train patients in person in a clinical setting, I also train clients virtually in a more personal setting of their homes.”
The one-on-one virtual training is professional, personable and
effective, and provides for accountability to ensure success. People can
participate from anywhere; all that is required is a cell phone or laptop,
comfortable clothing and a yoga mat.