San Josef Bay

San Josef Bay

“Backpacking was a big part of life in my twenties.  It was also what threw me into an existential crisis whenafter I got my first wheelchairsomebody asked, "Do you like backpacking?"  How do you answer that question, if you really like something, but you can't actually do it?  Ever since I started wheelchair hiking, I have wanted to go wheelchair backpacking.  I think I may have finally accomplished that goal.“

Dive into Design: Human Centered Design & the GRIT Freedom Chair

Dive into Design: Human Centered Design & the GRIT Freedom Chair

Our process is rooted in a philosophy known as "human-centered design." This customer-centric approach involves iterative prototyping and careful consideration of the entire product experience. We didn't want to just make a pretty product. We wanted to make a product that met important user needs. We wanted to make a product that would help people achieve great things. 

Rider Spotlight: Aisha Musa

Rider Spotlight: Aisha Musa

“I refuse to live in a world that was not designed to me. I’ve spent my life looking for the right equipment that will allow me to do what I want to do. The [GRIT] Freedom Chair is about being able to do that.”

So, You've Never Used a Manual Wheelchair Before?

So, You've Never Used a Manual Wheelchair Before?

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 rough terrain than their walkers, canes, or crutches. If this is your first wheeled mobility device, you might have some questions, and we're here to help. 

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 14 - "GRIT Teamwork"

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 14 - "GRIT Teamwork"

In her new series, IT'S A GRIT LIFE, Nerissa discusses how she has learned how to utilize a team in order to get over terrain that would be beyond her skill level as a solo hiker. You'll even read about Nerissa summiting a 14,000 foot mountain in Colorado!

Adaptive Rock Climbing at the Gunks

Adaptive Rock Climbing at the Gunks

“It’s not about doing things in a certain way. It’s about finding YOUR way to do it (your “STYLE”), even if it looks different than how most people do it. Sometimes, how you need to do it even looks entirely different than YOU thought it would. That doesn’t matter. Find your own unique way to accomplish those things most important to you.”

4 Different Types of Races You Can Do with Your Wheelchair

4 Different Types of Races You Can Do with Your Wheelchair

Organized races are a wonderful way to motivate you to get active and fit. They are a fun way to spend time with friends and loved ones. The hardest part will probably be choosing what race you want to do. With such a wide variety of races out there nowadays, you can certainly find something that will suit your personality and interests.