A former paratrooper who lost his lower leg in a roadside bomb attack is ready to begin the next phase of his life with a new fitness business.
Luke Morrison, 25, from Stamford, will hold the first session of his new bootcamp company, Target Fitness, at Empingham Road playing fields from 10am tomorrow.
Luke, who set up the business with friends and former royal marines Andy Pryce-Dyer and Steve Nolan, was badly injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in February, 2011.
He underwent treatment and recovery work at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in Surrey and was fitted with a prosthetic leg in April last year.
Since then he has qualified as a personal trainer, left the army and set up his bootcamp business.
The three men are now spreading the word and hope to improve people’s fitness in a fun and interesting way.
Luke said: “I’m ready to move forward and make a career.
“I’m happy to be out of the army and to have finished my rehab quite early so I could get my qualifications for personal training.”
Luke, Andy and Steve set up Target Fitness to appeal to all abilities and fitness levels.
Luke added: “It will be circuit-based training sessions with a twist. We might stick a few military-style things in there to make it a bit more fun.”
Tomorrow’s Target Fitness bootcamp at Empingham Road playing fields costs £8 and runs from 10am to 11am.
As a special introductory offer, each customer will be able to bring a friend for free.
Luke has also been asked to join Rhino’s Gym as a guest trainer. The gym, in Gwash Way Industrial Estate, Ryhall Road, opens to the public tomorrow.
Sam Swann, 20, who owns Rhino’s with his father Nick, said: “It’s all getting into shape. We are just doing the final decorations.
“After a year’s work and planning it is good to see everything come together.”
The 10,000sq ft gym will cater for all fitness levels and will have three resident trainers alongside the guests.