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This wheelchair user with cerebral palsy just qualified as a gym instructor and says there are no barriers to fitness

Jay Moir is a fitness instructor with cerebral palsy.
Jay Moir is a fitness instructor with cerebral palsy.

Jay Moir

  • Jay Moir is a 20-year-old fitness instructor based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

  • He is also a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy, but won’t let that be a barrier to achieving his goals.

  • Moir struggled with his mental health as a teenager, dropping out of school and gaining weight, but said fitness “gave him his life back,” and he also lost 70 pounds.

  • He trains six days a week and told Insider that able-bodied people in the gym often underestimate his strength.

  • “In the gym, I feel strong and powerful but most importantly, happy!” he said.

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The fitness industry can be very intimidating.

Whether it’s the weights room of a gym, a trendy spin studio, or even a Zoom workout class, many workout environments can put people off, which stops them from getting active.

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