Thursday, March 7, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Empowering Mobility

In the spirit of gratitude and appreciation, the Mackay Hospital Foundation extended a heartfelt thank you to Kay and his team at Muscle Garden Health & Fitness Centre.

Owner of Muscle Garden, Kay Nyenuh has raised ongoing funds to support local healthcare providers and the act of generosity did not go unnoticed.

Kristi, the General Manager of the Mackay Hospital Foundation, and Josh, a Senior Physiotherapist from Community Health and Therapy Services (CHATS) met with Kay last week, making an impactful purchase, with thanks to Muscle Garden's Charity Fundraising initiatives.

Individuals coping with mobility issues due to strokes or Parkinson's disease now have the opportunity to enhance their fitness levels. Mackay Hospital Foundation presents the MOTOmed Loop La Pro, an innovative arm and leg ergometer (bike) designed to provide strength and endurance training.

What makes this unlike traditional stationary ergometers, is the accessibility and functionality for those facing mobility challenges.

Mackay Hospital Foundation posted, “This particular model is specialised for consumers with strokes or Parkinson’s disease who would not typically be able to use a regular stationary arm and leg ergometer.”

With an estimated capacity to assist approximately 70 users each week, this equipment has the potential to positively influence the lives of over 3600 individuals annually.

Whether aiding in rehabilitation or enhancing overall well-being, the MOTOmed Loop La Pro will be a transformative addition to the community's health and fitness resources.

“A HUGE thank you to Kay from Muscle Garden Health & Fitness Centre for his continued support!”

Caption: Owner of Muscle Garden, Kay, testing out the new MOTOmed Loop La Pro with Kristi and Josh. Photo Credit: Mackay Hospital Foundation (Facebook)

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