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7 Tips to Put the WIN in Winter Wheelchair Mobility

7 Tips to Put the WIN in Winter Wheelchair Mobility

Winter can be a magical time, full of opportunities for unique outdoor activities. Whether you love or hate the Winter Season, being well-prepared can have a positive effect on your experience. However, if you are a wheelchair user you might have to take additional preparations to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable winter season. Here are a few tips to help you put the WIN in your Winter Wheelchair Mobility!

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.“

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.”

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."

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.