"6 months with my Me-Mover" – Patrick Ollivier, certified fitness instructor in Switzerland
“6 months with my Me-Mover” – Patrick Ollivier, certified fitness instructor in Switzerland
Patrick Ollivier is a certified fitness instructor and running coach, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. He first discovered the Me-Mover in Swiss newspapers, and immediately fell in love.
Patrick contacted Jean-Luc from Skeye Mobility (our Swiss distributor) and borrowed a Me-Mover for the weekend – and the rest was history, as they say! Patrick ordered his own Me-Movers to start hosting regular outdoor group fitness classes. His clients absolutely love exercising on the Me-Mover – it’s a completely unique riding experience that is an incredibly fun high-intensity work out.
I spent a couple of days with Patrick, Jean-Luc and their partner Veronique in the beautiful area of Lausanne in Switzerland. During these days, I learned a lot about not only how great people they are, and how breathtakingly scenic the Lausanne area is, but also a lot about how to do workout on a Me-Mover. Moreover Veronique and Capform are working a lot with also rehabilitation, for people of all ages.
She told me a really fine story of this older gentleman in his late 70’s that had issues with his balance. He had been working with Veronique for some time, but this summer she introduced the Me-Mover for him. It was slow an unsecure at first- but he made it, and was so happy and proud to be able to roll around on his own. It was a long time since he could bike, now he had a new way of getting balance exercise- in an engaging, fun and safe way, while enjoying the summer weather. It is inspiring and really makes us and me happy to see what we do makes a difference out there – for many different kinds of people. And to see how the Me-Mover made it possible to exercise for people with injuries, and the same time be an even more hardcore workout than spinning in the hands of an experienced fitness instructor was baffling and amazing.