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Jason is a prior Ambassador for Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria.
Jason works in Real Estate, has completed studies to be a Personal Trainer which led to him being awarded AUSactive’s (Formally Fitness Australia) 2021 student of the year, is an active player of Blind Tennis, a competitive bodybuilder and a keen Para-climber, competing under the vision impaired category.
Through his own personal training business, Abilities redefined, Jason focusses on assisting people with a disability, especially strength and conditioning for specific sports. He also works as a fitness instructor and NDIS approved personal trainer at a number of fitness and leisure centres.
Jason has experienced several physical and sensory challenges and says: "I have accepted what has happened and have always looked forward to putting steps in place in order for me to move forward." To Jason ‘ability is far more important than inability’.
“I am an enthusiastic, passionate person who is proud to have assisted Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria to continue developing and promoting their programs for people with disabilities in the community,” Jason said. He would liked assisting Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria to reach more people, especially across the metropolitan and regional areas.
Jason very much supports the inclusion of recreation alongside sports. “People need to have choice and control. Inclusion is so important in our lives.”
"As an Ambassador, I encouraged people to achieve their goals and provided them the strategies and the support to achieve them. I encouraged them to look beyond disability and focus on ability, to believe that they could do it.”
Jason said he has formed tremendous friendships at Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria. He was amazed how quickly he was accepted and how quickly friendships were formed. “Friends are so important, when you have a disability. To know others are there and willing to assist is so important,” he comments.
Jason is a strong advocate for access and inclusion and believes that increasing inclusion is critical. For him, “participation and inclusion is the real winner.”