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  • Tell them at they Gym?

    Should I tell them at the gym of my condition? I think it would be a good idea, but I'm not sure if they would/could cancel my membership because I may be a risk? (it's a small gym I've been going to for over 12 years.)

    I've never passed out and I have changed my routine drastically since diagnosis in Sept '11.
    Chris
    45 - husband & father of two, Bothell, WA (Seattle suburb)
    Designer & Creative Director
    Diagnosed September 2011
    100mg Atenonol
    Saving and planning for a myectomy

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    Re: Tell them at they Gym?

    I always have told my gym monitors. Better to have them aware of any potential risk.
    Midge

    Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
    ICD&Pacemaker 1996
    Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
    Mom of Kaye.

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      Re: Tell them at they Gym?

      I would think that if a gym cancels you because you are at risk then they arent prepared to handle you if you are at risk. Sooooooooooo if they cant and it were me and I was at risk. I would find another gym that was.
      Diagnosed HCM October 2011(obstructed)
      ICD Implanted 10/14/2011
      First trip to Cleveland Clinic 11/16/2011
      Septal Myectomey 12/14/2011
      A better life started 12/15/2011

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        Re: Tell them at they Gym?

        Pretty much what I was thinking too.
        Chris
        45 - husband & father of two, Bothell, WA (Seattle suburb)
        Designer & Creative Director
        Diagnosed September 2011
        100mg Atenonol
        Saving and planning for a myectomy

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          Re: Tell them at they Gym?

          I have told my local Y and I take my personal AED to advanced yoga classes at a very small studio in my town so they definitely know. I really believe in the power of awareness hope that helps!
          Dx 1995 with non-obstructed HCM, verapamil 120mg
          2004, ICD, battery recall and migration x2 (3 surgeries)
          2007, 26 inappropriate shocks fr. Lead failure, two lead extraction surgeries...(total 8 surgeries in 4 years NO FUN)
          Since 2008, Living without ICD.......
          2011 First chest pains, frequent Began thinking about new ICD,,,,
          10-2014 I'm ready!

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