Adam Savage, of Newark, known as Gorilla Man Fitness, takes training dream to YouTube to inspire others
A retired world champion canoeist has set a new goal in 2021 — inspiring others.
Adam Savage, 36, who retired from canoeing after reaching his peak, has launched a YouTube channel in a bid to inspire viewers to be the best version of themselves.
The Newark personal trainer said he has been involved in fitness since an accident when he was 11 year’s old left him needing rehabilitation.
Savage was hit by a car when he was student, which put him in a coma for six weeks.
Upon waking and returning to health, he had to relearn how to walk, talk and run all over again.
“Fitness played a big part of getting me to where I am now,” he said.
“I was left with a head injury and a few problems, but I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for fitness and exercise.
“I got on the Great Britain Canoe Sprint squad when I was 16 and competed in the European Championships in Milan, Italy, where I won gold and silver.
“I then went back to Milan the following year and competed in the World Cup and won gold and bronze.
“I retired after achieving that goal in my life and only canoe for fitness now.
“I want my experiences in my life to inspire people to achieve their goals, so I decided to train as a fitness instructor while I work in my current job.”
Savage, who also works at Staythorpe Power Station, created his YouTube channel during the first lockdown in March, 2020, and is relaunching his channel this year.
“I want to inspire people,” he said.
“That is why I am becoming a personal trainer.
“I want people to look at what I have been through and take something from that.
“I am very lucky, a doctor once told me that people who have been through those types of things push themselves that bit harder to achieve things in life.”
The channel is called Gorilla Man Fitness.