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Spinal injury did not stop fitness passion

Published: July 9, 2013

Spinal injury did not stop fitness passionA fitness fanatic confined to a wheelchair “wanted to inspire people with disabilities”

A FORMER City worker from Cobham confined to a wheelchair after a car accident almost 10 years ago has become one of the county’s first disabled fitness instructors.

John Parfitt, 33, who lives in Between Streets, worked at Bloomberg for a decade before leaving his job in 2009 to follow his passion for sport.

Having sustained a spinal cord injury nine years ago, Mr Parfitt, a fitness fanatic, had hoped for a place in Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby squad.