Parrish Health & Fitness Center, Nick Solt, was diagnosed with Cerebral
Palsy (CP) at a young age.
Solt endured multiple surgeries and several years of physical therapy in
hopes of improving his condition. His doctors and physical therapists
were unsure if he would ever walk again.
Solt sought out North Brevard area fitness centers that could help him
strengthen his body. Most gyms that he encountered were unable to provide
the appropriate equipment or assistance needed for wheelchair users.
Then, Solt discovered Parrish Health & Fitness Center. Parrish Health
& Fitness Center’s care partners introduced him to the Next
Steps Fitness Programs™—an eight-week course that includes
a pre-assessment and two, 60-minute group workout sessions per week. Fitness
Manager Tammy Shelley took Solt on as a client, creating his personalized
“Because of Parrish Healthcare, my strength has improved throughout
my entire body,” said Solt. “I’ve also been able to
improve my self-confidence,” says Solt.
Now, Solt can walk two-tenths of a mile while continuing to soar. He attributes
his success to Parrish Health & Fitness Center’s encouragement
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