When I lost the use of my legs, I thought I had also lost the wilderness in my life. With a concentrated effort of creativity and flexibility, along with a good dose of humility, I found my way back into camping again. After years of experimentation and adaptation…
5 Things To Consider When Choosing a Beach Wheelchair
From the parking lot, the loose sand, the packed sand, the boardwalk, the water itself, to right back into your vehicle, make sure your beach wheelchair can handle it all. Most wheelchairs do well on concrete, some do well on grass or gravel, a few do well on the beach, but almost none…
Carly Pearson: 100 Kilometers of Spain’s Camino
Carly Pearson says she’s the kind of person who “tries always to see the glass as overflowing.” So, when she told the GRIT team she was planning to take her Freedom Chair on a 100-kilometer trek through Spain’s Camino de Santiago…
Wheelchair Exercises to Build Strength and Stamina
Looking to improve your strength or stamina when going on outdoor adventures? We’ve compiled some of the resources that may help you find a creative and compelling in-home workout plan that works for you!
Rider Spotlight: Vicki and Kennedy
We’re thrilled to highlight Vicki (the rider) and Kennedy (her wife), out of Washington State. Vicki has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and uses her Freedom Chair to carve her way through the gravel, the mud, the beach sand, and whatever else Washington puts in her path.
All-Terrain Wheelchairs: Electric, E-Assist, or Manual?
So you’re on the search for an all-terrain wheelchair! Whether you want to hike the local trails, compete in obstacle course races, or are simply looking for something a bit more outdoor-friendly than your current chair, an all-terrain wheelchair may be the best tool for the job. Now you just have to select one! Where to start?
The ABCs of Wheelchair Accessible Trails: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona
Even though federal law requires accessibility in all State and National Parks, these parks cover a lot of ground with multiple trails and attractions. With that in mind we decided to create a list of the most accessible hiking trails in State and National parks.
Embracing Change for Lives of Possibility
When Colleen’s condition was in its early stages, she started having trouble walking… This was the beginning of adapting to perpetual change. When Colleen’s neurological diagnosis was confirmed, we experienced many raw emotions. A grieving of sorts took place. We knew the physical decline was permanent.
5 Adaptive Activities To Enjoy This Summer
With the summer fast approaching, it’s time to plan out how you can escape the house or apartment and enjoy the great outdoors! Wheelchair riders just like you are going on outdoor adventures every single day. This summer, push the boundaries. Try something new. Here are five summer activities to try out!