The brand new series of Ninja Warrior UK kick-starts on Saturday, April 13th.
Celebs such as former Love Island contestant Dom Lever and Steps singer Lee Latchford-Evans will give the test a go, yet none of the celebrities will receive as big of a roar as Tyler Saunders.
A personal trainer and wheelchair basketball athlete with just one leg, Tyler Saunders is sure to become an instant Ninja Warrior legend with his performance.
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Who is Tyler Saunders?
Tyler is a 35-year-old wheelchair basketball athlete and fitness motivator from Harrow.
According to his Linkedin, he has played Bball for the British national team since 2008.
He also works as a personal trainer at a PureGym in Borehamwood and has Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training, Nutrition and Exercise and Disability.
I'm Tyler Saunders – a one-legged personal trainer, wheelchair basketball athlete & fitness motivator.My mission is to inspire the nation that any goal, dream or ambition is possible. Follow me on my journey.#WHATSYOUREXCUSE
Posted by Tyler Saunders on Tuesday, 3 January 2017
How did the Ninja Warrior lose his leg?
Tyler was born with just one leg.
Since birth, he struggled with the limitations of having just one leg and even wore a prosthetic leg in school.
Now, however, he’s proud to be known as the one-legged Ninja Warrior beast.
Speaking to Joe.co.uk about his upbringing, Tyler said:
At school, I wore a prosthetic leg to look ‘normal’ and fit in with other kids
I enjoyed P.E. and playing football, but due to mobility wasn’t able to keep up with pace so changed to basketball. I fell in love with it, and that was the first step on my route to fitness.
Does Tyler have Instagram?
You can follow Tyler on Instagram under @thetylersaunders, where he has over 20,000 followers.
Tyler’s account is full of motivational sport and fitness pics while he also plenty of photos of his adorable daughters.
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#FLASHBACKFRIDAY⠀ ⠀ Getting those sunshine gains down at @thefarm.london, back when we had more sun than we knew what to do with 😥⠀ ⠀ Who’s looking forward to training outdoors again?⠀ ⠀ Or better yet, who’s just ready for some hotter weather? 🙋🏾♂️⠀ ⠀ #fitspo #fitfam #workout #fitness #instafit #bringbacksummer #gainz . (P.s excuse the grunts LOL. That tyre was heavy AF)
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#MONDAYMOTIVATION There’s gonna be some challenges this week, gonna be some testing situations ahead. All I can say is roll your sleeves up, grit your teeth and GET STUCK IN 😠 It helps if you have support. I got a lot from my @maximuscle fam at the @nationalfitnessgames. 3 rep max of 90kg. Could’ve gone heavier I reckon! Next time ey 💪🏾 #fitness #fitfam #instagram #fitspo #personaltrainer #strength
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