About Down's Syndrome : Ben

Hi I’m Ben and I am 17 almost 18.

I keep really busy by keeping fit in the gym and doing weights, my muscles are big and I’ve been exercising for a while now, I eat really healthy food and I nearly have a six pack, I’m looking good!!

The other things I like to do are gymnastics with my coach Francis and also trampolining with her, I do competitions. I am in a football team it’s called Moorside Rangers and have been in the team since I was a youngster when they first started.

I love tennis and have lessons with my coach Matty and I work at David Lloyd as a teaching assistant for the mini reds, I am a level 1 assistant tennis coach.

In the summer I go to Abersoch and Wake Board in the sea, I love it and its cold so I have to wear a thick wetsuit. I also enjoy paddle boarding too and running on the beach to keep me healthy. I also ride my bike on the loopline near home in Manchester.

My favourite night is Thursday night, I am in a singing, drama and street dance group called Team Swag, they are all my friends and we have lots of fun, our teachers are Miss Jancy and Miss Florence, Team Swag is the best! I met my girlfriend at Team Swag.

If you would like to try tennis, football or athletics click here to see if there is a DSActive session near you or email the DSActive team

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