Zack Ruhl, Twenty-six-year-old was born with brittle leg bones and missing thigh bones so doctors amputated both over the course of his life.
Zack, is also from Houston, Texas, not only can he do pull ups from his wheelchair, he also has his own gym where he offers free classes to other amputees.
“Anybody who has ever told me I couldn’t do something – I proved them wrong. “When I am at the gym working out that’s when life’s the best. The one word you cannot use in my gym is ‘can’t.’ That word is out of your vocabulary as soon as you come in here.”
Cheryl said: “At just seven-months-old I would never just give him his baby bottle, he’d have to crawl in his body cast to get it.
Zack started playing sports and lifting weights in junior high school but his coaches were reluctant to let him play.
“I am the most competitive guy I know and in high school they had a chart on the wall where they posted the highest bench press.
“The classes are free for adaptive athletes because I know how hard it is not knowing what to do and a lot of people in wheelchairs feel like there is no hope.
“You always have room to grow, just keep going and don’t let anybody tell you nothing.”