Tracy will discuss the 5 essential things to know while training a stroke survivor. Several thousand stroke survivors worldwide desperately seek help to further their recovery each year. Many are looking for that “quick fix” when there is not one. Stroke recovery is hard work. It takes the focus and good communication of both the survivor and the professional to help them to continue further progress in their recovery. There is no timeline or cookie cutter program for a survivor’s recovery. Progress can continue for years after they have had their stroke, and each survivor and brain injury are unique. The more knowledge one has about the muscles, fascia, and biomechanics of the human body the stronger and more powerful a guidance one can bring to a survivor in training. Tracy is also the creator and instructor in the Stroke Recovery Training Course.
Tracy L. Markley has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She is the owner of Tracy's Personal Training, Pilates, and Yoga Studio. She was in Huntington Beach, California, for 17 years and relocated to Oregon in 2013. She is a Certified Health Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Dance & Group Exercise Leader, Fitness & Nutrition, Biomechanics Specialist, AFAA Group Exercise Examiner, BOSU® Master Trainer, FiTOUR Pro-Trainer, Reiki Master-Teacher, as well as a Pilates and Yoga Instructor. She runs two stroke support groups and trains survivors worldwide via zoom. Her books and videos have helped hundreds stroke survivors and caregivers worldwide. Tracy is the author of nine books, four of which are on stroke recovery.
In 2020 Tracy was awarded the 2nd place Medical Fitness Professional of the Year Award with the Medift Foundation, and she was also one of the three finalists for 2020 IDEA WORLD Personal Trainer of the Year. She has been in several magazine articles and has written fitness articles for the local newspaper in the town she lives in. She is the host of the radio show, The Health and Fitness Show with Tracy on KXCR FM radio on the Oregon Coast. Tracy is available for speaking events, book signings, and training. She can be contacted at her websites www.tracyspersonaltraining.com, www.tracymarkley.com, www.instagram.com/motivate_healthyfit, and her YouTube Channel, Tracy L. Markley Fitness