Meet Palminder

Palminder finds strength and balance from going to the gym.

Palminder from Hinckley and Bosworth

Palminder has Cerebral Palsy, but that doesn't stop him from being active. He has become an inspirational figure in his local gym, as the constant smile on his face and his all-round positive attitude encourages those around him to keep themselves just as fit as himself.

Palminder visits the gym twice a week, and says that being active helps boost his mental health, as well as improve his overall strength and balance, to reduce the chance of falls. To ensure that Palminder is keeping active everyday, on the days he is not working out in the gym he goes for walks enjoying the fresh air.

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".

Find out more about Palminder

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.

Do you want to be active like Palminder?