Tyler Rich is an active 25 year old living with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. He began participating in obstacle course races after receiving his Freedom Chair, and the activity took on a life of it's own. After logging over 50 official race miles in 2017, Tyler is impressed with the durability of his GRIT Freedom Chair: "The fact that I have been so rough on it and it still works as well as the day I got it is impressive."
"The Freedom Chair provides so many opportunities for individuals with physical challenges, but the number one reason I like it is because it allows me to add another way to exercise and to compete to stay healthy and strong . . . I can now add trail races to the list of achievements. Without the Freedom Chair, I couldn’t experience what most trail runners feel after they have conquered trail distances . . .Simply put, I love the Freedom Chair."
"I love the GRIT Freedom Chair because it does offer me a tremendous amount of freedom. I have FSH muscular dystrophy and have been unable to hike or simply walk around my block for a number of years. It also gives me quite a workout! As people with disabilities know it can be difficult to get quality exercise, especially cardio."
"The past few weeks I have had the thrill of telling friends, family and community members that I’ve been spending my time doing something that I have never been able to do before, that is moving a manual wheelchair [the Freedom Chair] independently. It’s a great way for me to get exercise in the back yard."