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Manchester gym providing free personal training sessions for people with disabilities

  • Manchester gym providing free personal training sessions to people with physical and mental disabilities
  • Javeno Mclean, owner of J7 Health, talks to Northern Quota about his work and inspiration 

A gym in Crumpsall is providing free private personal training sessions for people with physical and mental disabilities.

J7 Health is run by Javeno Mclean, who told Northern Quota: “I had written down the vision of what I wanted J7 to be in my mum’s kitchen, so what you see out there is exactly as I had written it down those years ago.”

Javeno , 37 worked with the council to run exercise classes before he saw the opportunity to start his own business. 

They have a different strength which makes me think, why can’t I lift this little bar?

Classes were initially were offered to OAPs.

“Those people from the community followed me here, and it’s a gift that I get the opportunity to help them individually now,” Javeno said.

He offers one-to-one gym sessions to people receiving cancer treatment, suffering from a stroke, and those with Parkinsons and Alzhiemers.

Javeno says he would "never going to take a penny from anyone disabled or with cancer.”

He said helping people had motivated him to become Great Britain DeadLift Champion.

“They have a different strength which makes me think, why can’t I lift this little bar?,” he said.

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