George gets a virtual all clear

George in action

George gets a virtual all clear

Forth Valley College Technical Assistant George Mawhinnie received some more good news recently when doctors praised his dedicated fitness regime at the Falkirk Campus gym.

FVC’s website and e-focus told last year how George (59) from Stenhousemuir – who has worked in the College’s Construction Department for 23 years - was told to change the way he lived after suffering a heart attack on returning home from work one day back in 2014.

He had to take six months off work to recover and also get used to a special fitness programme devised by FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator Waimun Lee and a physiotherapist at Forth Valley Hospital.

Now – after his most recent check-up – George has been given a virtual all clear and told he is as fit as he can be, due to his determination to lead a healthy lifestyle

He said:

“My consultant is very happy with me. My blood pressure was fine, my heart rate was fine, my cholesterol is back to normal and he said that attending the gym three times a week was working for me and that I should keep up the good work. He has now told me that he will see me in a year’s time and I am very happy with that result.”

Regular exercise in the Falkirk Campus gym, has played a major part in his daily routine and with a change of diet, he is reaping the benefits of a healthier and more enjoyable life.

Wai, said:

This is great news for George and I am delighted for him and the fact his consultant has praised his exercise routines. I am just happy that staff can come and utilise the excellent gym facilities we have here at the college in all three campuses, for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. George has done very, very well and is a different person. It is great he is now trying to encourage his colleagues to exercise more as well.

“I would be delighted to hear from any staff member who would like me to work out a fitness programme for them. It might even change their lives for the better. Just ask George!”

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