Bodybuilder With Disability Inspires Crowd in Viral Video

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
September 16, 2016 Updated: September 16, 2016

SUFFOLK, Va.—Once told he would never be able to walk, a Virginia man with cerebral palsy has turned himself into a bodybuilder and inspired countless people with his determination.

WVEC-TV reports more than 3 million people have watched a post on Facebook that shows 43-year-old Steve Alexy getting cheered by a crowd while exhibiting a toned physique that most men can only dream of.

Fellow bodybuilder Suzi Farren Newman posted the video online on Sunday, the day after Alexy participated in a bodybuilding competition in Hampton Roads. Cerebral palsy affects body movement, muscle coordination, and balance.

Alexy’s trainer Chris Lovelette says Alexy has been training with him at a gym in Suffolk since 2011 under the motto, “I may have a disability, but I am not disabled.”