Our members tell their story

Browse the story wall and read the many experiences of our members who attend the gym. If you are a member and would like to submit your story then please feel free to email us.

Lorraine

It gives you more than weight loss and keep fit – it’s given me confidence

Ability Bow is such a specialist facility - I know I would not be able to get the same...

Since attending the gym I have lost 1 ½ stone, my BMI started at 33.8 and has now reduced...

Siji before and after

The reports from my GP are glowing and my diabetes nurse couldn’t contain her joy! My MS...

Ken

Since coming here in March I’ve lost 3 stone! I’ve changed my diet and my lifestyle...

Gym member Shona

I love Ability Bow and the support I receive there !!

Witman using the motomed cycle

After years of slow and steady progress I can take short trips alone to most places now...

Volunteer & Gym member Michael

I was introduced to Ability Bow by one of the many physio’s that I had visit me during my...

Jocelyn using the standing frame

When I first came I was struck by how kind and caring the trainers are; they have amazing...

Albie on one of his many walks in London's parks .

Now I can get on buses by myself – I used to have to avoid the top deck of the bus as I...

Ability Bow is different to most other gyms ; I immediately felt comfortable there, the...

Christopher doing his weekly workout

The result has been a remarkable, almost incredible, improvement. I cannot speak too...

Attending the gym had a profound influence on all areas of my recovery. My strength,...

I do a full workout on a wide variety of machines. I also do stretches to try and...

When I first joined Ability Bow I was far less independent and attended with a carer...

sketched self portrait drawn by ruth

Thanks to all of this I’m now moving a lot better and did not need to increase my...

“Before I came here I felt disabled. In fact I was applying for DLA (Disability Living...

Attending the gym as well as my position with the MS society as Branch Chairman gives me...

Since joining the gym I have found my mobility has improved greatly after having my...

I am a mother of one, 47 years old and I have been using a wheelchair because of my...

My name is Dawn and I have a very rare condition called HTLV-1 associated myelopathy,...

I really enjoy coming to Ability Bow. It’s given me some independence back and I enjoy...

I must admit I would not be able to do it without the gym exercises. Since I started I...

"Being at the gym and making the progress that I now had the confidence to push...

I now have a stretching routine that I also do at home. I am now noticeably more supple...

I really like Ability Bow as it means that I can exercise at my own leisure. I feel much...

I am 48 years old. Since birth I have spina bifida, hydrocephalus (water on the brain)...