The Good Life: Jordan


“I am proud of having Down syndrome. I think of myself as being a strong, fit man. I am the same as everyone else” – Jordan Cabrita

My Down syndrome doesn’t hold me back. I can do things on my own. I don’t need people to help me. I want people in my life for friendship. ⁠

When I was 16, I liked Fitness and my mum said I could start getting fit and healthy. I started doing Crossfit and found that I could do it the same as other Crossfit people. I could keep up. I became fit and strong and loved working out. ⁠

I started going to Jett’s Gym to do work experience. I knew I loved the fitness industry, and I started getting support through the gym and through my NDIS goals to work towards my Certificate 3 in Fitness. I want to do more study – I want to get my Certificate 4 in Fitness. ⁠

I am proud of having my own NDIS goals that I work hard to achieve. I do my own housework, I keep my own room tidy, and I cook meals for myself. ⁠

I have a goal when I’m 30 to have my own house. I want to marry Bethany, my girlfriend, when I am 30. Bethany has Down syndrome the same as me. ⁠

You can find out more about Cross Fit Athlete and Certified Fitness Instructor Jordan Cabrita’s Good Life by following his journey on Instagram

In our social media series #StoriesOfTheGoodLife we explore what a good life means for people with disability. People from all walks of life, living rich, full and meaningful lives on their own terms.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.    


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