We spoke with ATH member, Beth Naif, about her health journey and how the Forever ATHlete program at Athlete Training and Health served as a tool alongside her care from her doctors.
"Hi, my name is Beth Naif and I've been working out and athlete training in health about three months before COVID started. I used to play tennis. That was my passion. And so I would train five days a week with the tennis pro and then I would train two days a week with a personal trainer. And then about four years ago I had a stroke while I was playing tennis. They found out that I had congestive heart failure while I was in the hospital. After they decided to give me a pacemaker defibrillator, they said to start working out slowly. And I found ATH. I was still pretty sick so the trainers were really helping me, then personalize what I could and couldn't do, and then COVID hit. So then I had to quit ATH for while and I just would walk. So that year of COVID I would just walk seven miles a day. And so once they put in my pacemaker defibrillator, they figured out that I was really sick. They found out that my heart was healthy at 20%. I shouldn't even have been able to walk, let alone work out. So once they gave me the pacemaker defibrillator they decided, you know, I probably only have four or five years left to live. Which was pretty scary. And so I started working here and I started getting better. I'm 100% better now. They said my heart is as healthy as anyone else's, and they're really happily surprised. I credited it to my doctors, to God, and to working out here."