Steven is a Lifestyles member and has been coming to Xcel Leisure Centre for around five years. However, it hasn’t always been plain sailing; in 2012 Steven suffered a severe spinal injury, leaving him unable to walk without crutches and painkillers.
Due to Stevens unexpected immobility, he gained a considerable amount of weight. Fortunately, Steven had a positive recovery, allowing him to gradually start visiting CV Life gyms again.
Steven said that not only has coming back to the gym helped his recovery and made physical changes for the better, but it has also allowed him to build up his confidence again and re-gain that motivation to move that he had before his injury.
After a while of going back to his sessions, Steven has no regained his mobility and continues to work on his fitness.
He loves that you are never judged at CV Life gyms, no matter what size, shape or ability you are, as this was a worry for Steven when he was returning to the gym. He said that the staff are always lovely, extremely helpful and always there to encourage you when you’re having a bad day.
Steven said: “CV Life gyms are a great place to go and will change your life for the better”.