When knee pain threatened to stop me in my tracks, I needed to find a way to manage it. The first knee challenged me a few months after I finished walking the 800 km Camino across Spain and the second knee while hiking the Overland track in Tassie a year later. I knew I had to find strategies to deal with the pain if I was to continue walking and hiking long distances.
Somewhat skeptical I decided to join the Range and Community Gym to target exercises that would strengthen the muscles that supported my knees. Two years later, the gym has become part of my maintenance program, overall fitness regime and on going training to do long hikes overseas and in Australia.
I have been able to continue trekking in Timor, Japan and the UK thanks to the support of the trainers, Paul and Tina, and the wonderful encouragement of fellow gym members!