Cycle Instructor Spins Past Heart Disease to Launch Corporate Health Company

Heart Disease is the number one killer of women, with men not far behind. Read about one woman's battle against heart disease, and what she's doing now to help others.

This is one of those scary stories, one that if you’re a hypochondriac might keep you up at night. Yet, it’s not meant to scare to you. It’s meant to inspire you and bring awareness to this quiet killer.

A recent study revealed that 64% of women who die suddenly of heart disease show no prior symptoms.

Irvine, CA 31 October 2016 – This nearly happened to Mika Leah, a working mother of two who by all appearances did all the right things when it came to living a healthy lifestyle. At the time she was a cycle instructor at a major gym, and she was careful to eat organic, and whole foods (before it was a fad). This however, didn’t stop the quiet killer from entering her life. On her 33rd birthday she found herself breathless with chest pains. After a visit to the cardiologist she learned the left main artery of her heart was 98 percent blocked, a condition known as “the widow maker” because it is so often lethal. While Mika’s brush with death is terrifying, it turns out she’s far from alone. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, with an average of 400,000 women succumbing to the disease each year. Shocking? It should be. What’s worse is that nearly 76 percent of women openly admit to never talking about heart disease with family and friends. “This is more than a problem,” shares Mika. “The signs related to this disease are often shrugged off as symptoms of stress, and women specifically tend to focus on the needs of everyone else around them before attending to their own. This makes for a lethal combination,” she continued.

After Mika beat the odds, she became passionate about making a healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone. She founded Goomi Group, a company that brings on-site fitness and wellness directly to your desk – at work or at school. Goomi partners with employers to bring a variety of healthy activities directly to the company’s office, making a balanced life possible for everyone.

GOOMI GROUP offers corporations and schools access to a national network of instructors for on-site yoga, meditation, massage, functional fitness, and nutritional courses. With a motto of “A balanced life is possible for everyone.” Visit their website or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


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