Sussex Performance Centre

Jayne’s Story

Think type 1 diabetes would slow someone down? Think again!

Awesome to hear from Jayne about her experiences at SPC and how it has lowered her blood sugar levels dramatically from double figures to single figures. Not only has she reduced her blood sugar levels, she also feels less tired and has vast amounts more energy than before.

Jayne is a member of SPC women.

If you have diabetes — or for that matter, nearly any other chronic illness — exercise is one of the most powerful tools that can help you control your weight and blood sugar. And it can help you feel great, too.

The list of exercise benefits is long. Exercise helps control weight, lowers blood pressure, reduces harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, raises healthy HDL cholesterol, strengthens muscles and bones, and reduces anxiety.

Exercise can help regulate blood sugar and increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Both are important for people with diabetes.

Many studies have documented that exercise is a strong ally in treating diabetes. Here are a few examples:

  • Resistance training and aerobic exercise both helped to lower insulin resistance in previously sedentary older adults at risk for diabetes. Combining the two was better than either one alone.
  • Women with diabetes who spent at least four hours a week doing moderate or vigorous exercise had a 40% lower risk of developing heart disease than those who didn’t exercise.

With that information in mind, SPC Women follows a periodised 12 week programme that focuses on resistance and conditioning exercises. Over the past 3 years, we have found this to be a hugely successful in changing the health, strength and body shape of women at SPC.

All SPC Women members learn the fundamental methods of training for long term results specific to female fitness in a group training programme with a proven track record of success. They are driven by Michelle Davidson (Head of SPC Women) in a challenging, fun and committed environment allowing you to chase down your training goals with renewed determination. Our members form friendships with likeminded females who all come from different walks fo life but are united by the common goal of getting better than they were yesterday, last month or last year. It is that simple.

If you are inspired by Jayne (as we all are) and want to get involved in our next phase of SPC Women – follow the link below.

Well done Jayne! We are super happy to help you on your training journey!

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