In this latest blog, I caught up with Dan Highcock who is now an online training, nutrition coach as well as being a professional wheelchair basketball player in Spain. Not only that Dan and I also competed alongside each other at London 2012 for ParalympicsGB, though not in the same sport.
In this latest blog, I sat down to interview Karen Kyle from disabilityfitness.ca.
How Long have you been in the Fitness Industry?
“I started off as a Group Fitness Instructor at the YMCA 10 years ago and became a certified Personal Trainer in 2013.”
What was your background before getting into the fitness industry?
“For the last 18 years, I have worked as an Independent Living Assistant. Helping persons with disabilities, live as independently as possible within their own homes. I also worked as a deaf/blind intervener for 14 yrs. Both jobs gave me the experience I needed to specialise in my fitness training practice.”
Why do you feel that people with a disability have a decline in activity, motivational and individual peer support?
He was injured in Afghanistan on January 31st 2010 by an Improvised explosive (IED) and subsequently became a double amputee.
He now takes part in five different sports and of those competes in two of them at elite level. His sports are Para-Bobsleigh, Sitting Volleyball, Cricket, golf and track. He is currently ranked #2 in the world at Para-Bob.
I first meet Corrie at a GB Sitting Volleyball training camp back in 2010 not long after his injury. Continue reading “Interview with injured serviceman Corrie Mapp”