Adaptive Crossfit – WODAPALOOZA

Feb 11, 2015
Adaptive Crossfit - WODAPALOOZA

I recently had the opportunity to be the athlete liaison for the first ever adaptive division at WODAPALOOZA Fitness Festival. WODAPALOOZA is a Crossfit competition that takes place in Miami, Florida bringing together some of the fittest athletes around. The competition occurs over three days and on 3 different stages. Over the three days the athletes complete 9 different WODs with standardized reps and weights finishing them in remarkable amounts of time. And I must admit it is quite impressive to watch. The chiseled bodies, the intense WODs (workouts of the day), and the athletes leaving everything they’ve got out on those competition stages. It’s enough to make anyone put down their Twinkie and pick up a dumbbell.


Tips to avoid skin breakdown

Feb 10, 2015
Tips to avoid skin breakdown

Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis, is a widespread skin infection and is common among athletes and gym goers. Moreover, any skin infection including Athlete’s foot has worse effects on people with disability. Let’s see how its effects are different for people with disabilities:


How World Day of Social Justice Impacts People with Disabilities

Feb 09, 2015
How World Day of Social Justice Impacts People with Disabilities

Social Justice is a term I had heard about in my late teens when I started college at a Catholic School in New Jersey. After I learned about it, every time I hear the words, the work Mother Teresa did throughout her life flashes in my mind. Back then, I didn’t realize the relevance of this subject to the overall well-being of people with disabilities. I’d always wanted to advocate for people with disabilities in some fashion, but wasn’t really aware that the topic is really at the center of my interests, even so many years later.


Wear Red Day

Feb 06, 2015
Wear Red Day

As this day draws to an end and the weekend begins, I want to give a big THANK YOU to those who participated in wearing Red in support of women who fight heart disease. Especially for those who have lost a loved one and those who still battle today. Remember that heart disease is the number one killer of women.


Super Bowl Commercials

Feb 04, 2015
Super Bowl Commercials

I am sure that you were one of the 114 million people that watched the Super Bowl. If not, it’s OK, it will happen again next year around the same time. What may also be around or not are some of the commercials that featured people with disabilities.


A New Chapter Begins

Feb 02, 2015
A New Chapter Begins

I have pursued my goal of walking without devices full-time for more than 8 years. I have had many transitions on my journey, but throughout these years, I have stayed at the same fitness facility.  On December 1, 2014, I started a new chapter when I began to work with a new training team.  The Movement Specialist and trainer with whom I worked successfully for more than five years moved on to another professional opportunity. 


ECAC’s announcement opens door for role models

Jan 28, 2015
ECAC’s announcement opens door for role models

Last week, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) adopted what it called “an inclusive sport strategy” that will provide opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities to compete in intercollegiate sports. The ECAC member institutions compete in Division I, II, and III levels of college sports.


Seven Traveling Tips for People with a Disability

Jan 27, 2015
Seven Traveling Tips for People with a Disability

Traveling to a new place is truly exciting. But it also comes with its share of troubles. You can’t have a happy trip if you don’t sweat it out! For a person with a disability, traveling to a new place can be even more harrowing. You can never be too sure if the new place will have all that’s needed to feel comfortable. But if you do things the right way, you’re sure to have all the fun you dream of. Here are a few traveling tips that will help people with a disability make the most of their vacation.


Options for Back Pain

Jan 23, 2015
Options for Back Pain

 

It is the most obvious fact that anyone struggling with a back pain for any course of time thinks that spine surgery is the one and only treatment option. But in fact, there are many different types of non-surgical treatments too that can help in reducing majority of the back problems. These non-surgical treatments are also referred as non-surgical or conservative therapies.


It’s a Beautiful Day!

Jan 22, 2015
It’s a Beautiful Day!

Did you hear that sound? It is the sound of change. I am not talking about the seasons that are denoted by a change in weather and temperature. But something has changed in our culture and more importantly our mindset.