Steve Alexy always wanted to do fitness, but when he started he had no idea how big of an inspiration he’d be. He wanted to get into fitness for three reasons. One, he wanted to stay in shape and keep his health up. Two, all the exercise helps him move and get around better. Lastly, he wanted to do something different. He wanted to show the world that it's not a person's disabilities that define them.
When Alexy was done with his routine, the crowd and the judges gave him a standing ovation and the outstanding achievement award. “ A few in the audience had tears rolling down their face,” said Chris Lovelette. That was only in the stadium. When the video went viral, the comment section was exploding with comments of people all around the world. People from California to Indonesia were touched and inspired.
Alexy has been working out at the Anytime Fitness gym for the past five years. According to Alexy, he chose Anytime Fitness because he knew that many trainers would be afraid to work with him and he did not want to be babied. That was never a problem once he met his trainer, Chris Lovelette. Over the years they have grown to be more than work out partners, but friends. Chris was never afraid to push Alexy, which made his training better.