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Meet Kim: How She's Helped Save Her Life By Utilising Our Gym

Around 145,000 people are believed to live with Parkinson’s disease according to Parkinson’s UK, with many of those experiencing the condition aged 50 and above.

With symptoms ranging from tremors, stiffness and slower movement - as well as memory difficulties and mental health challenges - people living with Parkinson’s can quickly become isolated and overwhelmed by their diagnosis.

Coma Survivor Near Death Just Five Months From Walking After Our Gym's Vital Rehab

A man who was near death and left in a coma for two weeks says he is just ‘five months’ away from feeling he can walk again after receiving extensive exercise and physiotherapy rehabilitation from our inclusive exercise service.  

Bow-based Karl Jarvis, 48, says he’s confident he can walk the near-six mile trip to visit his beloved Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from his east London home within the year, after being left within intensive care for three months and wheelchair-bound following a horrific motorbike accident in April 2009 when living in Thailand.

Gym's London Bridge Terror Attack Survivor Walking Back To Health

A female survivor of the 2017 London Bridge terror attack is walking herself back to physical and emotional health after receiving life-changing support from our inclusive exercise service.

Stepney Green-based Sister Catherine Msoni, 49, is now feeling confident enough to walk again mostly unaided with only occasional use of a stick thanks to the ‘inspirational’ exercise rehabilitation she’s been receiving from our Bow-based disability-specialist gym team.

Vibrant Volunteer Coordinator Rosie Leaving On A High

We’re sad to announce our vibrant volunteer coordinator Rosie Vincent will be leaving us for a fantastic new opportunity after a fabulous five months with us and creation of a new vibrant Ability Bow volunteer programme.

Meet Katie: Day In The Life Of Our Fantastic Fitness Instructor

Meet Katie. She's our 26-year-old fabulous fitness instructor, who began her new role this February at our disabiliies and long-term health conditions exercise service. She spoke to us more about why she loves her role!

Q: Where do you live? 

A: Shepherd's Bush, West London.

Q: What's your education/career background? 

A: I have a computing degree but decided to take a personal training course a couple of years after leaving university.

Ability Bow Merchandise Survey

Ability Bow has enlisted the help of five students from Queen Mary University of London to develop a business plan for Ability Bow merchandise.The QConsult Team are part of the university's QConsult programme.

To begin their research, the QConsult Team have created a survey to gather thoughts, feedback, and ideas from our current gym members around merchandise. We want to know the items, products, and clothing you would like to wear, use, and be proud of.

Please take the survey to help us develop Ability Bow's merchandise.

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