Kayla Collier: Strength Training with Fibrous Dysplasia

“This is for me.” 

To be able to workout on a regular basis, many us of fight difficult work and life schedules, juggling many different demands on our time and energy. 

But very few people fight with their own bodies. Kayla Collier does that on a daily basis due to an uncommon bone disorder called Fibrous Dysplasia, where cartilage-like tissue develops in place of her normal bone. That irregular tissue can weaken the affected bone and cause it to deform or fracture. So, she trains to be strong, because doing so helps strengthen her bones and reduce the risk of fractures. 

She’s not afraid of the challenges she faces and she’s not looking for sympathy. She puts her head down, moves forward, and always does so with a smile. We’re proud to say that Kayla is a part of the Derby City community. 

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