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Difficulties of getting fit if you’re disabled

Kris teaching a gym class. Amputee model Jack Eyers is there and apart from Kris they are all doing a punching movement while sitting on gym balls
 Image copyright Scope

My favourite thing about being disabled has always been that no-one expects me to do any exercise.

I have cerebral palsy (CP) and the assumption that I couldn’t take part in sport while growing up was one I was happy to embrace because I hate physical exercise.

So imagine my frustration when Paralympics 2012 came to London and disabled people the world over seemed to be getting sporty. Every other taxi driver would ask me if I was going to take up sprinting.

Though the Paralympics loomed large, it turns out I am not the only disabled person who dislikes taking part in sport. According to new research by Scope, although most disabled people think the London Paralympics showed they can achieve great things, only 5% of them were actually inspired to do more exercise or sport after the games.

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