Meet Palminder

Palminder finds strength and balance from going to the gym.

Palminder's Story | Hinckley and Bosworth

Palminder is an inspirational figure to all those who he sees in the gym when he visits twice a week, four hours a day. The smile on his face and pure determination to keep himself fit keeps everyone around him even more determined keep themselves just as fit. Palminder has Cerebral Palsy, but this doesn't stop him staying fit. During lockdown Palminder would go out with family to get the exercise he missed from the gym, walking with the aid of family members got him back to some form of fitness. He says that being active helped with his mental health and maintained his fitness too, particularly his balance and stability resulting in less falls.

As soon as the gym reopened and it was safe to return, he went back to the gym twice a week. His message and advice is to "just get out and do whatever you are able to do, no matter how little, as every little helps". No matter what you're faced with you can still do something no matter how big or small it may be.

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Who is your biggest inspiration/role model?

I couldn't name just one person so I'd definitely say the people that help and support me - whether that is my family or the support and help I get from my PA's, I am always grateful that they are there for me. If it was a sports role model I would have to go with Harry Kane because of all the hard work he puts in to be the best striker in England.

Where is your favourite place to be active and why?

My 2 favourite places would be the gym and just around my neighbourhood. I like both of these places because of how warm, welcoming and friendly the people are, it makes me happy.

For you what is the best by-product of being active?

Confidence is one of the main ones I think. It makes me feel like there are no barriers between me and other people. Another one is the positive effect it has on my mind, it keeps it active.

What is your one top tip for others looking to be more active?

Just do it - I only feel positive effects from keeping active.