Ben Clark, dove into the sea “Baywatch style” and discovered it was shallower than he expected. The impact broke his neck, resulting in paralysis from the chest down.
Drawing on 10 years of experience as a professional swimmer, he was determined to get through his recovery with physical and mental strength.
Through his social media channels, Ben aims to, “adapt workouts, nutrition, advice, motivation for any and all situations” so that working out and staying fit is accessible for all.
We just love one of his favourite sayings, “There’s no path to happiness, happiness is the path.”
If you like wheelchair fitness you may also like to check out Tara Llane’s story.
In this interview we explore an impressive range of topics, including:
- Self identity
- Mental health
- Falling in love with the process
- Post success depression
- Starting a youtube channel
- Being a coach in a wheelchair
- Prehab and not getting injured
- Sticking to exercises
- Smart goals
- Travel as a quadriplegic