Success Story: James Proved The Doctors Wrong

Doctors told James Culbertson that he would never walk again, after the Iraq War veteran suffered devastating injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Undeterred, Culbertson found great support at the Anytime Fitness club in Duncan, SC and now, he’s not only walking, he’s running 5K races and enjoying life to the fullest.

It was on his way home, following his second tour of duty – not in a combat zone – when Culbertson nearly died. Due to stress and a lack of sleep, Culbertson blacked out while driving and crashed his vehicle into several trees.

The entire left side of my pelvis was shattered, Doctors told me that I would never walk again.

Culbertson spent most of the next two years in bed, severely depressed, anxious, and so paranoid that he rarely left the house.

Everybody was so friendly and so welcoming,” Culbertson said. “I didn’t feel like a new person walking in the door for a membership. I felt like somebody who had been there already.


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