Dawid – My Story
My name is Dawid, I’m 21 years old. I’m from Poland originally but have been living in Bristol for the last 11 years. I was born with cerebral palsy, which effects my movement and the coordination of the limbs, however, this does not stop me from participating in sports activities and being a valid member of my community!
When I was 14 my love for fitness began at my local gym. This progressed even more, when I got the chance to do some work experience here. This was a great opportunity for me, because I was planning on doing a level 2 fitness instructor course, so this laid the foundations of my knowledge and proved to me that I was able to do this as a potential career.
A couple of years later I started a BTEC level 2 course in sport which then progressed on to a level 3 BTEC, and on the same course I then completed my level 2 Fitness Instructing!
Currently, I have been in the process of setting up my own business in gym instructing under the title ‘D.R Fitness’. The aim here is to get more disabled people interested in fitness and to provide a specifically tailored programme for the individuals. Through my own experience I have built up a good range of knowledge in this area, and this was really boosted during my level 2 course. ‘D.R Fitness’ is currently running in Bristol, at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.
Alongside this I am also in the process of starting up a power-chair football team in Bristol, for people with disabilities. This will be a great opportunity for disabled people who love sports to get involved in this area and to make some new friends along the way.
I am currently looking for some funding for me and my personal assistant James, to take part in a level 3 personal trainer course. This will mean that I can take D.R Fitness to the next level, and hopefully start building up some regular paid clients!
If you are interested in helping to sponsor me, or participating in some one on one gym sessions with D.R Fitness, then here are some links to my social media profiles and email. Please contact me also if you would like to know more about the power chair football.