Nick was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a young child. This condition
proved to be quite difficult with multiple surgeries and several years
of physical therapy to improve his condition. His doctors and physical
therapists weren’t sure that Nick would ever be able to walk, but
Nick didn’t want his story to end there.
In 2019, Nick started looking for a gym in the north Brevard area to continue
working on his physical health and strength. Many gyms weren’t able
to provide the equipment or extra assistance needed for someone in a wheelchair,
until he found Parrish Health and Fitness Center. The team at Parrish
Health and Fitness were able to make accommodations and introduce him to the
Next Steps™ program. The
Next Steps™ program is an eight-week course that includes a pre-assessment and two,
60-minute supervised group workout sessions per week. When you complete
the program you will complete the post assessment to determine results
and you can renew for another eight-week course if needed.
Nick began working with Tammy and the team at Parrish Health and Fitness
Center on his own individualized fitness plan. He started improving his
body strength in all areas with the hope of being able to walk.
Along with the assistance of the team, Nick is now able to walk two-tenths
of a mile and he continues to grow his strength and distance every day.
“Because of Parrish Healthcare, my strength has improved throughout
my entire body,” said Nick. “I’ve also been able to
improve my self-confidence.”
We are truly inspired by Nick’s story. We feel honored to serve Nick
and all those we are privileged to serve within the Parrish Healthcare Network.