Ask a GRIT Freedom Chair Rider

Today, we ask some of our new riders about their early experiences with the GRIT Freedom Chair. Why did they choose GRIT over other kinds of equipment? How’s it been going so far? What’s next? See their answers—and a bit of all-terrain motivation—here!

How To Plan a Dog-Friendly Wheelchair Hike

You’re not the only one who enjoys exercise and the great outdoors—your dog does, too! Taking your dog hiking can give you valuable time together, not to mention a good workout and some ever-important fresh air. But, whether your dog is a friendly companion or a trained support or service dog, there are things consider.

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 , 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.”

The GRIT Freedom Chair Push Configuration

While many riders use the GRIT Freedom Chair to go out on solo adventures, riders who are unable to self-propel a regular wheelchair can still enjoy the outdoor capabilities of this device with significant assistance from a companion.  Riders with limited movement in their arms can push the levers as much as they are able…

GRIT Freedom Chair Riders With Limited Strength

Solo riding can be a great time, but oftentimes the best part of an outdoor adventure is sharing it with your friends and family. Whether you are side-by-side on the trail or are working together as a team, the important part is that you’re out there, together.

Tips and Tricks for Walking a Dog from a Wheelchair

Want to walk dogs from your wheelchair? Looking for the best dog leash for wheelchair users? Even as a wheelchair user you should be able to safely, efficiently, and independently take your dog with you as much as possible. Read on to find out about different tips, tricks, and gear options to help you roll along with your dog!

Adaptive Hunting with Ty Hockett

In 2009, Ty was in a truck that hit a rough patch of dirt and rolled three times, ejecting him 25 feet into the air. Ty sustained a severe spinal cord injury and was diagnosed as a C5 quadriplegic. Even after leaving Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals, his life as a hunter and outdoorsman seemed to be in jeopardy.