ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford man had heart problems earlier in 2020 says he owes much of his recovery to a local cardiac rehab center.
Mercyhealth says Jeff Schneider had heart surgery back in January. After joining a gym and starting his own exercise plan, he became a patient at Mercyhealth's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
"What I realized by going through the program was my cardio fitness was not near what it needs to be," said Schneider.
Schneider gets therapy twice a week. He works on improving his health as making healthy lifestyle choices.
"I'm probably three or four times the level of cardio fitness I was before because I mostly did lifting, which it gives you some cardio but not much. So I feel much better," said Schneider.
Mercyhealth's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center just got cardiac rehabilitation certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).