adaptive athlete

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.

Rider Spotlight: Maggie Deery

Rider Spotlight: Maggie Deery

When you are disabled you have limitations, but I know that for me I’ve surpassed so many limitations by challenging myself and doing things I never thought would be possible and going outside the boundaries.

For Everything There Is a Season

For Everything There Is a Season

The great thing about the outdoors is that no matter what time of the year it is, there is always something to do. Sometimes you have to adapt to the weather or the temperature in order to properly enjoy things, though. Luckily, my GRIT Freedom Chair is a versatile, all terrain wheelchair. It allows me to enjoy all types of activities no matter what the seasons throw at me.

Rider Spotlight: Helen Sabo

Rider Spotlight: Helen Sabo

"It’s been such a mood lifter to be able to be outside . . . I went to the park and there were several areas where there were lips or drops and it didn’t slow me down at all."

How to Choose a Race to Do with Your Wheelchair

How to Choose a Race to Do with Your Wheelchair

With so many races out there these days, how do you decide which to choose? As a wheelchair racer, you will have to take some things into consideration to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. However, by answering a few simple questions, you'll be able to easily narrow down all of your options to find the perfect race for you.

Tips for Racing in the GRIT Freedom Chair

Tips for Racing in the GRIT Freedom Chair

Do you want to start wheelchair racing with your GRIT Freedom Chair but aren’t sure how to get started? We are here to help! With a few simple tips, you'll be able to improve your performance, be safe, and have fun all while getting fit and being active in your community.

The Freedom Chair Indoors

The Freedom Chair Indoors

One of my favorite features of the Freedom Chair is how seamlessly it transitions from outdoors to indoors. The Freedom Chair has been designed to fit into all ADA accessible spaces. This means you can go about your day, and tackle whatever crosses your path with only one piece of equipment!

Rider Spotlight: Jerry Goldsmith

Rider Spotlight: Jerry Goldsmith

"Playing in the park with my grandson [is] just the best . . . [He's] just shy of 3 years old. If it were not for this chair, I could not have taken the trip through the Garden with my family. Feeling very blessed and grateful."

Freedom in the Freedom Chair

Freedom in the Freedom Chair

I have always believed  (and this has been strongly re-enforced by a progressive disease) that if there's something that you love to do and you can somehow do, then you should do it now.