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VIDEO: Anton Brown’s fitness tips

Wheelchair chin-ups, muscle-building workouts and fitness advice are all in a day’s work for Fresh gym’s Anton Brown.

The 20-year-old fitness instructor, who has a condition called Ataxia which affects balance and co-ordination, is currently setting up exercise classes for people with disabilities and mobility difficulties.

A fully-active student and sportsman up until the age of nine, Anton gradually started losing his motor skills and had to accept life in a wheelchair at around 16. After coming to terms with his condition, Anton began exercising at home.

With the help of Surrey County Council’s EmployAbility team and charity Aspire, Anton was able to land a role at the Shepperton gym late last year.

Gym owner and manager Gary Kemish said: “With the support that is on offer from EmployAbility and Aspire, Anton is a model of what is achievable.”

In the video below, Anton, who has now set his sights on conquering the 3,500-foot Mount Snowdon in Wales, demonstrates the chin-ups he does in his wheelchair and offers fitness advice.

 

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