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GRIT Rider Spotlight: Tim “Gator” Glassmire
Nov 9th 2021
by: Tim "Gator" GlassmireTim “Gator” Glassmire from the Space Coast area in Florida shares his health and fitness journey, how he found the GRIT Freedom Chair, and his story.In 1977, I took a short 40 …

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Tips and Tricks for Walking a Dog From a Wheelchair
Nov 9th 2021
by: Nerissa CannonTo me, being outside and being with my dog go hand in hand. Nothing says adventure like a happy dog! In addition to walking my own dog regularly, I worked as a dog walker in my wheel …

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So You've Never Used a Manual Wheelchair Before?
Nov 8th 2021
Over 30% of GRIT Freedom Chair riders have never used a manual wheelchair before. Individuals with difficulty walking find that the GRIT Freedom Chair enables easier travel over long distances and …

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GRIT Freedom Chair Riders With Limited Strength
Nov 8th 2021
Solo riding can be a great time, but oftentimes the best part of an outdoor adventure is sharing it with your friends and family. Whether you are side-by-side on the trail or are working together …

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How Strong Do I Have To Be To Push the GRIT Freedom Chair?
Nov 5th 2021
The main benefit of the GRIT Freedom Chair's lever system is that it makes it easier to push than a regular wheelchair. The levers engage larger upper body muscles to amplify your force.The strength r …

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Science: The Secret Behind the GRIT Freedom Chair
Nov 5th 2021
The GRIT co-founders remember when the GRIT Freedom Chair was a brainstorming session on a whiteboard, in a long-neglected building in the northwest corner of the MIT campus, in a room we affecti …

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6 Awesome Design Features of the GRIT Freedom Chair
Nov 5th 2021
We like to think of the GRIT Freedom Chair as the best of beauty and brains: it's visually appealing and efficiently engineered, and it took years of dedication, multiple prototypes, and a lot of feed …

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How to Choose an All-Terrain Wheelchair
Oct 14th 2021
From sizing, to functionality, to safety, to price, to so much more, there is a lot to consider when searching for an all-terrain wheelchair. The GRIT team wants to help. After all, this process …

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