Physical activity is undeniably important but it presents as a challenge for many people with diabetes. Glycemic management can be difficult with the adjustments it requires. Plus, most people and even trainers do not know how to help.
I saw that there was a need for an environment where people with diabetes could come and feel safe to exercise and also be surrounded by others that “got it”. About 3 years ago, I started a group exercise class called “Out Muscle Diabetes” that meets twice a week on Zoom. For the entire time I have been leading it, I have had 3 incredible people who show up to nearly every class. It has been amazing watching the progress and all of us create a bond.
We would love to share this with more people with diabetes.
Here are some of the benefits that make the class stand out:
Everyone lives with diabetes, myself included
Workouts are sent in advance to help you make adjustments
We check blood sugars together during class
There are always multiple modifications for each exercise done to accommodate all fitness levels
Classes are Monday and Wednesday at 6pm EST on Zoom.
Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ave Maria University in Florida and a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She is Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as well as the International Sports Science Association.