Firefighter blazing a trail to fitness

Former cardiac patient Paul Smith with Cardio Rehab nurse specialists Sarah Costello (right) and Carolyn Stead.
Former cardiac patient Paul Smith with Cardio Rehab nurse specialists Sarah Costello (right) and Carolyn Stead.

A former firefighter has regained his fitness and confidence with help from the cardiac rehab team at his local hospital trust.

The service offers a wide variety of exercise session options across the Dewsbury, Pontefract and Pinderfields areas.

Mr Smith’s individualised programme of education and exercise took place over seven weeks following his heart surgery.

He said: “I saw a great improvement at the end of the seven weeks. I really enjoyed coming to the sessions.

“It was much better to be able to exercise with others than do it on your own. I do have my own exercise bike at home which I have been given the confidence to get back on to further improve my fitness long-term.”