In March of 2010, Shelby accepted an offer to manage the NFF gym. While he was excited to put his background as a physical therapy technician to good use, he was also nervous about being able to meet the needs of the neurologically impaired clientele.
Never one to back down from a challenge, Shelby has mastered the role of Fitness Director during his 6 ½ years with NFF! He eagerly approaches each client with optimism and motivation. You could even call him a Jack-of-all-trades since he oversees all aspects of the gym’s day-to-day operations, including administrative duties, volunteer staffing, new client evaluations, gym & equipment maintenance, and working with clients on an individual basis.
Shelby is truly humbled by the hard work and dedication that he sees every day. He understands what it takes to do things that many other people often take for granted and knows that NFF has provided many life-changing opportunities for so many of its clients.
Working as a home health Occupational Therapist Carol walked into Neuro Fitness Gym as a favor to a friend “to just help a few people for a couple of hours”. A year later she’s still there, not only as a volunteer but also the assistant director.
Her OT background, desire to help others succeed, and seeing their joy when they do something they never thought they would do again, have all made this amazing gym her life’s passion.