Hi, my name is Kathy Shain and I have worked as personal trainer for 16 years. I am currently working as the manager and personal trainer at snap fitness. I also have my own training company called Workouts by Kathy in Woodstock IL. In addition to training, I have worked in a hospital based stress lab for many years. I became a personal trainer/cardiac tech because I want to help others to get all the amazing benefits that exercise has to offer. My dad died of heart disease at only 50; therefore, I decided that helping others avoid this or similar fates would be my life’s goal. I myself have been committed to exercise for 30 years. I love learning as much as I can about fitness and then using this information to help myself and others. I enjoy many different activities that get me moving. Besides my regular workouts I like to hike, skate, bike, kayak, ski, and snow shoe. I am married and have one son (in college) and 3 cats (Billy, Sammy, and Suzy).
An ECG machine and blood pressure cuff is use in all stess tests but there may be additional equipment if the test is an Echo stress test or a Myoview stress test. An echo stress test also uses an imaging machine that can see your heart using sound waves and a Myoview stress test uses a nuclear
There are many benefits to engaging in a regular exercise program. Here are some of the benefits:-There is an increased blood flow to the brain and also an increase in levels of neurotransmitters. These changes can lead to a better self – image, thinking, stress control, decreased anxiety
Exercise is not only great for the body; it is great for the brain as well. According to John Ratey- MD, the author of SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain, exercise changes the brain. Exercise causes many positive changes in the brain when it comes to dealing w
You would first need the OK from your Cardiovascular Doctor. He may have you begin your workouts in a hospital based Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program. In the first stage of cardiac rehab your blood pressure and heart rhythms will be monitored. There will also be equipment available if an emerge
Walking increases the amount of blood the muscles in your legs need to move. It is the hearts job to pump more blood to the cells, so with increased activity the heart has to pump more blood by increasing heart rate. As the heart gets stronger it will send out more blood with each heart be
Trying out some new outdoor activities is a great way to get some exercise, meet different people, get some vitamin D, and find peace. Some great ones to try are biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and in-line skating. These are all fun changes to add to your fitness routine after be