One of the children who trains in Zahariev Fight Team is a 6th grader named Simeon. He’s diagnosed with ataxia, and has impaired motor skills and coordination. During sports classes in school, Simeon was excluded and has been forced to be an observer and, at best, a judge, while other students get to play.
Two years ago he started visiting Zahariev Fight Team’s gym in Ruse weekly and the change he experienced was incredible. His parents observed a huge improvement in Simeon's physical condition and his self confidence.
His father shares: “Simeon had trouble walking and climbing stairs. We always held his hand because he would often stumble along and fall. Ever since he started training with Svetoslav he’s made incredible progress. The workouts have had a really positive impact on him. Now he can jump and run, and his cognitive development has greatly improved. He can even go up the school stairs with his backpack, all by himself. He used to be really shy, but now he talks more with his classmates, as he feels better about himself. He believes in his capabilities, and displays huge will and motivation to keep on training and improving. He even says he wants to be a pro bodybuilder or boxer someday.”