Adam has become one of Romford’s first disabled fitness instructors through pioneering charity programmePress Release May 21, 2013 11:05 BST
Adam Hollick has a spinal cord injury which has left him with reduced sensation and muscle strength but he is proving that this is no barrier to a successful career in the fitness industry. After completing a voluntary work placement, he is now a paid fitness instructor at the YMCA gym in Romford. Adam was offered free training through the InstructAbility programme.
Tomorrow is Spinal Cord Injuries Day, a national day to raise awareness of the life changing effects of Spinal Cord Injury. Every Eight Hours someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury. It could happen to any of us at any time as a result of accident or illness.
On Friday 17th May, Spinal Injuries Together, a grouping of the UK’s five major spinal cord injury charities, will be raising awareness of the life-changing effects of spinal cord injury through national Spinal Cord Injuries Day. In the UK alone, someone is told they may never walk again Every Eight Hours.
Last week we heard that Lady Gaga commissioned designer, Ken Borochov, to make her a gold plated wheelchair for her to use while she recovers from hip surgery. Thousands of disabled people struggle to afford a wheelchair that meets their basic needs so we're suggesting that Lady Gaga auctions her chair once she's finished with it and donates the money to help disabled people buy vital equipment.
"The idea that someone with a spinal cord injury would be suitable for residential care is completely preposterous"
Andy is paralysed from the neck down after sustaining a spinal cord injury in his early twenties. Following the research findings from Loughborough University that highlight the devastating impact of housing spinal cord injured adults in care homes, Andy responds to the fact that this happens to 1 in 5 spinal cord injured people in the UK.
InstructAbility is an award winning bespoke training programme created by Aspire, the spinal injury charity and YMCAfit, the leading fitness industry training provider.