Welcome New Stroke Survivors

Most ARNI Instructors are actively working with a couple of stroke survivors each, usually one a one to one basis. There are far too many applicants to mention, but mentioned here are some dedicated regulars who are proud of ARNI and have asked us to put their names up on our site. So we have:


Mary (73)

is training well with Giulia in Caterham – Giulia is at the Village Health Club – and is taking 3 other stroke survivors.


Jake (12)

from California is our best boy of the year (see photo). We are so proud of the way he is responding to ARNI-style training, and his loving parents and sisters (and dog!) have earned our great respect and admiration. Jake WILL succeed.


Rosie (47)

from Brighton, is working hard on her paretic arm: she wants to send a message to other stroke survivors reading the ARNI website that ‘… it can be done… lots and lots of repetitions will help you reduce spasticity. Definitely find an ARNI trainer who has been through the L4 course to show you how to do this’. Thanks Sandra…your praise of our instructors is very kind… I know you will achieve as much function as you can with that hand.


Tim (26)

from Walthamstow is training with the Director – and will his goal is to do mixed martial arts again. You will Tim.


Simon (46)

is training with Felicia Sheingold: he is progressing brilliantly, and has moved in a couple of months from standing for a few minutes by himself, to walking unaided and moving onto a weights programme! Go Simon!!


Adaeze (25)

from Chiswick is training with the Director and is supported dedicatedly by Amy. Adaeze has a great spirit and is, without doubt, going to get those fingers to be functional again.


Kane (15)

from Brands Hatch, had a stroke when he was 2. Now he is training with the Director, Tom. Kane is doing amazingly well, and in three weeks of training has found his hand movements have become significantly smoother, and worked up to lifting a 50kg dumbbell from the floor for two strict deadlifts the other day – incredible! Go Kane!


Leiske (31)

from Royal Leamington Spa -is one of our favourite original ARNI stroke survivors from 2002. Unfortunately had another stroke in 2007 and cannot travel Luckily we were match her with our Instructor, Bill Bridgeman. A student from Middlesex University, Gemma, is also travelling to see her every week to shadow our Instructor.


Peter (58)

from Dorset, is currently training with Instructor Darren Essex.


Tim (28)

from Cambridge, is training well with Instructor Chris Corocan.


Pat (58)

from Reading, had a stroke over 2 years ago, and is enjoying her training with Instructor Sally Furnell.


Nari (25)

from Southall, West London, who had a spinal cord injury nine years ago.


Cheryl (52)

from Catford, South East London, who suffered a severe stroke three years ago.


Graham (56)

is training at Acton, and is proving to be very dedicated on the training mat- in the first two weeks, he has learned how to get up and down from the floor, and after two months is walking without his two sticks. He also supports ARNI by putting flyers everywhere and visiting hospitals and associations on our behalf. Thanks Graham…


Wayne (34)

has started training in Isleworth (October) and is probably our most dedicated trainee yet. He is very able – and demonstrated this on his first day with 50 finger-tip press-ups! Awesome stuff, and considering his time in a coma, a shining example of what can be done with internal motivation to get better.


Terence (51)

in Middlesborough is benefitting enormously through group stroke rehabilitation training with ARNI Instructor, Val Jones. Training takes place at the Clairville stadium each week – please contact ARNI for more details.



is our latest member at ARNI in May, and in her first two sessions she learned how to get up from the ground (in three different ways!) She is a big star, and she is going to show what can be done when a seriously motivated person comes to train with the full intention of recovering her former movement. You will succeed.


Paul, Kevin and Richard

are among those who have just joined ARNI in July. Paul comes all the way from Leighton Buzzard to the class.


Margot Montague

from Stratford has joined the class in Isleworth, and is already benefitting greatly from the free class and acupuncture. Well done for your dedication towards your own progress Margot, and for your support of ARNI outside training.


Linda Michaels

rom Bedfont, Middlesex is already doing extremely well with the group class, and has a great attitude, Go for it Linda – we know you are going to rebuild yourself in no time.


Jeremy Waters

from Twickenham is also responding well in the group class – and we never see him complaining. Good stuff.


Tom Francis

has just started at the Borough Green training centre. Go for it Tom -looking forward to seeing your progress.


Katie MacQueen

has just joined the Isleworth centre, and she also lives just down the road. We have a feeling that she is going to do really well if she does the training outside as well. Go Katie!


Sheila Martin

has started training with Andy Fox in Borough Green. Welcome, Sheila – we hope ARNI helps you to rebuild the way you want to.


Russ Morgan

drives from Bristol and back every week to in Isleworth, near Richmond.