When Cosmo T. went skiing with friends in his snowy home state of Michigan, he was expecting another normal day in his active, athletic life. Cosmo recalls that the “normal day turned out to be a not-so-normal day.”
“I was going down the hill very fast and then I went up off a ramp, lost control, landed on my back, and got a spinal cord injury,” says Cosmo.
Because of the accident, Cosmo lost control of his legs and became reliant on a wheelchair to get around. He was in rehab for about a month and remembers waking up each day “just wanting to get back to independence.”
Cosmo eventually returned to his life as a college student, but he wasn’t as strong as he used to be. Before the accident, Cosmo was an avid lifter and bodybuilder. He was eager to get back to his previous fitness habits, but he didn’t quite know where to start again. Then, he found Snap Fitness in Houghton, MI.
“When I came to Snap Fitness, I showed up with 4 of my friends and the owners were here as well. We all went around the gym to every single piece of equipment, bench, everything, and we figured out how I could work out.”
With a little assistance and plenty of his own perseverance and positivity, Cosmo is getting back to the gym in a way that works for him. We’re so impressed with you, Cosmo!
Cosmo explains, “The main reason I became a member at Snap Fitness is because of accessibility and the people. The people are what make it the most accessible. Sometimes you really just need help, and when I come to Snap Fitness there is a company that is willing to do almost anything to help me and that is what I consider accessible.”
We’re so glad you found Snap Fitness, Cosmo!
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