Blogs

Vital Volunteers: Meet Emma and Sabina

As part of our increased volunteering focus, we thought we'd take the time to showcase how much we value our volunteers; and highlight how they get involved at our gym too day-to-day! 

Our vital volunteers help make us who we are!

Emma Alexander, 24 - who is a wheelchair racer currently training for the Paralympics - provides exercise support via the InstructAbility programme to one of our members. 

Meet Rod Douglas: Wheelchair To Walking For Ex-Boxing Pro At Our Gym

Rod Douglas has been at the highest levels in boxing. But one of his biggest lows came after experiencing a life-threatening stroke last year which follows his recovery from a brain injury shortly after a 1989 title fight. 

But making a remarkable effort from wheelchair to walking again since using our Ability Bow gym, Rod tells his story as to why our service is helping to build his outer and inner strength to fight for both living and thriving.  

Wheelchair To Walking Albie In Team Ability Bow Big Fun Triumph

An Ability Bow gym member living with incurable multiple myeloma cancer who has made an incredible recovery from being in a wheelchair for 14 months to walking again, shone on Sunday 28 October as part of our Team Ability Bow's aim to raise at least £1,000 as part of the team’s 2018 Big Fun Run entry. 

Meet Christine and Ken: Wonderful Willpower

According to the NHS UK, around three in every 100,000 people are thought to have a rare genetic disorder known as hereditary spastic paraplegia.  

With symptoms ranging from gradual leg weakness and occasionally insufficient sensations in the feet, to more complex challenges including epilepsy and speech difficulties, the condition - although not usually life-threatening - can leave the recipient depressed, stressed and fatigued.  

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