Professional video shoots are full of flashing lights, loud noises and new scenarios. For someone with autism who has sensitivity to flashing lights, this setting can be overwhelming and intimidating. But Greg Demer did not let that stop him from participating in the School of Strength fitness series that was filmed last year and launched in March 2020. Greg worked with the camera crews and knew when they had to flash the lights so he could either step out or cover his eyes.
Greg demonstrated his strength—both physical and emotional—throughout the filming. Learn more about this 33-year-old gymnast from Southern California in his own words.
Fun fact: I own 110 t-shirts with fighter jets on them!
To make practice more fun, my younger brother and mom joined my classes.
I also wanted to be in the series to work alongside WWE legend Becky Lynch.
Once the campaign launched in the United States in March, I used the videos and fitness tracker for my own workouts. Later on, I added cycling and some online gymnastics classes using an exercise ball, dumbbells, and a yoga mat.