As a paratrooper in the Persian Gulf War, Arthur Boorman sustained injuries to his knees and back that he believed to be permanent. Nearly 20 years later, the veteran's health had caught up to him. He weighed almost 300 pounds, couldn’t walk without crutches and leg braces, had sleep apnea, and needed help with simple tasks like getting dressed.
Today, the special education teacher can walk, run, and even do a headstand, all thanks to a former pro-wrestler and his video yoga classes. Diamond Dallas Page began his professional wrestling career just as Boorman was ending his military service. Today, they are both living a new chapter in their lives through Page’s specialized DDP Yoga system.
Not every workout is right for every person, but Boorman’s persistence is an inspiring reminder to not be afraid to try.
Has a new fitness routine ever changed your life?
A Boston native, Amy has worked in the film industry's social media space since 2008. As TakePart's Digital Community Coordinator, she combines her passion for social good with her knack for connecting ideas and people. Email Amy|@amyeicher