For the Love of Wheelchairs

I’m a lifelong ambulatory wheelchair user, meaning I’ve been disabled since birth, and I both walk and ride. In my early twenties, around the time I got married, I was using my manual everyday wheelchair about 60% of the time.

Why Would I Need an Outdoor Wheelchair?

You’ve come across outdoor wheelchairs and want to learn if one may be a fit for you. How are they different from standard wheelchairs? Are they worth the investment? If you are thinking about getting an outdoor wheelchair, read for top benefits and why they can be life changing.

Trandon Mechling: Spartan, GRIT Athlete

When two mud-covered military veterans finished their Spartan Race and saw Trandon watching from the sidelines, they turned and headed toward him. One removed the Spartan finisher medal from around his neck and handed it to Trandon. “Keep this,” Lopez told him, “but I want you to do a Spartan Race with us.”

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…

Rider Spotlight (Kids’ Edition): Ollie

We were also interested in the fact that the GRIT Freedom Chair offers good cardiovascular exercise. Aside from physical therapy, walking on the treadmill, and the occasional wheelchair racing event, a kid with CP typically doesn’t get enough opportunities to burn off as much energy as he needs to.