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Stroke of luck gives Hamilton man a health Jumpstart

Hamilton man Steve Harvey, 52, knew he faced serious health problems after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and it would start affecting his life badly if he didn’t take action quickly.

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When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Back in May, Steve had come from a depressing doctor’s visit and knew he needed to do something. He needed to look for a gym to help with his frustrating knee pain and to better manage his diabetes. Steve walked into the YMCA, little did he realise that a Jumpstart class was about to start.

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My journey with Jumpstart

My journey with Jumpstart began about 18 months ago. I read an article in the Waikato Times about the programme offered through YMCA Hamilton. I thought it might be a good idea to see what was entailed in the programme and made a call. 

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Breaking down barriers to healthy living opportunities

For eight years, Niloufer Sultana has faced a number of health challenges, including being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and suffering from a stroke and three heart attacks. By 2016 Niloufer knew it was time for a lifestyle change. Upon joining the YMCA, she felt she had finally found a place where she was welcome and comfortable enough to work on her health.

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‘If there’s a will, there’s a way’

Meet Robert!

Robert is originally from the Philippines but has lived in New Zealand for over 16 Years.

He joined Jumpstart (the programme for people with Diabetes) back in February and has worked really hard in the gym and has now lost 20kg!

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