Carl: Yeah. Tina: I am their fitness trainer, coach and mentor. And friend and family, to add to it. Carl: I’m the team motivator. I’m the team hype man We come together as a team. BJ: Hey Carl did you see that? Carl: Hi BJ. Tina: I had seen him in the gym before he always had a happy go lucky attitude. Tina: And when he came to me and said, I want to be a bodybuilder I literally just had to take a moment and say, Okay, are you serious? You know, I can’t tell if you’re joking or not. Tina: And I sat and talked with him. And he had this intensity behind his eyes. And he had this seriousness about himself and he’s like, I really want
to do a bodybuilding show. I’m like, okay, like, seriously, like, let’s go. Carl: Let’s do it. Carl: Next thing I know, Tina is on the computer every morning Googling,
researching cerebral palsy and scoliosis. I’m like, what’s going on? She’s
like, I’m going to do it. I’m like, Are you serious? She’s like, yeah, I’m going to train Wade. Carl: After Wade won,
that first bodybuilding show BJ, she came up to Tina and said, Tina, I’m going to allow you to train me Wade: Yeah, done. Tina: I’ve been training
Wade for four years and BJ for three years now. Carl: Their level of
confidence has just risen. It’s a beautiful thing. Carl: That’s it, oh, oh wait finish it up Wade: Yeah. Tina: Some of Wade and BJ weaknesses are still with their leg coordination, walking and stepping. We’re constantly working on that. In the beginning, his hands were so non-responsive to the weights and he couldn’t really hold on that well. But over time, he’s built
up his strength and now at some of his best lifts
where he can really hold on Tina: One more. Carl: Little more, little more Tina: So well where Wade is now capable of using a lot of the machines on his own. And then with BJ, I still
have to adapt some of the movements for her. But we’ve gained confidence
in what we’re doing. We do pushups now on the floor. And sometimes I’ll just leave her there and say okay, BJ, let’s get up. And she’s like, well, you need to help me. I’m like, No, ma’am. What if I wasn’t there?
What if I wasn’t with you? Carl: Come on BJ great. Tina: Through working with Wade and BJ and bringing into a whole new awareness of a community with people with disabilities. So my company called Normal to Be Fit started a nonprofit arm. And what we do is we volunteer, free of charge service for anything and everything in the gym. Tina: They are starting to come there and volunteer with us and sitting back and seeing the pride on Wade’s face when he’s helping someone else. He’s like, I help them. You know, he’s like, I knew what to say I could help them. And I’m just like, wow, BJ is talking to one of the ladies in the wheelchair and she’s depressed and she doesn’t want to work out. And BJ is like Come on, honey. I’m going to do it with you.
Here, you put it around my leg and I’m hold it for you. Tina: Look at that smile,
look at that smile. Switch it, switch it boom, boom Carl: There’s no stopping this there’s no stopping this inspiration. It’s meant to be, it’s meant to be Interviewer: Yeah can we do one of those? Can we do one where everyone is making, make muscles! Tina: Jonathan put your arms up I see you. Carl: Don’t block no one’s face. Carl: I don’t see Wade and BJ having, scoliosis and cerebral palsy holding them back from
doing anything at all. Tina: They don’t let it.