CrossFit, Zumba and more intense CrossFit training (w/ tire pulling!) from Wheelchair Bodybuilder Brian Simmons. How do you get your cardio seated? Check out SPINALpedia’s 3 intense wc-cardio videos, including Joanne Fluke Zumba, one of the only licensed wheelchair-user Zumba instructors in the world!
SPINALpedia.com’s SCI Superstar this week - wheelchair aerialist Tresa Honaker She’s the founder of the AirAligned aerial dance group. She was hurt over 2 years ago in a fall after doing a new move on the silks, but Tresa is fighting back and returned to what she loves this summer, and in a sweet 10lb lightweight chair from Triumph Mobility - the Panthera X!
Homemade off-road chair? Wha? Homemade beach wheelchair?? Ok I’m liking this. Here are 3 brand new DIY videos from wheelers to hit the web in the last few weeks, brought to you by SPINALpedia!
A quadriplegic to fall in love with, meet the absolutely brilliant Barry aka Bazza West! Extreme sports enthusiast, speaker, painter, Back-Up Trust mentor and father from Sussex, UK, his “Get crackin on” advice for living with a spinal cord injury is one for the ages. Plus, his comical timing is genius.
Watch his videos (skydiving, SCUBA diving and his hysterical “Bongo Cam”) and more in SPINALpedia’s exclusive post (written by me) on this fantastic guy!
A great opportunity to create a fun video on going back to school as a wheelchair-user. Cash prizes: $100, $50 or $25!
Our end-of-the-summer post: Accessible Grilling! Do you grill from your wheelchair? Check out three of the best accessible BBQ videos from the vaults of SPINALpedia - Video #1: Para uses charcoal grill & shares burn prevention tips. Video #2: Para lights a public grill on a windy day and Video #3: The world’s only wheelchair accessible grill.
Talk about fierceness encapsulated. Meet the newly paralyzed and newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2015 Sam Schroth! She was a grade-A college student on her way to becoming a veterinarian when a falling (dead) tree literally shopped her in her tracks. Read all about how she’s switched career gears and more on SPINALpedia!
Do crowds drive you crazy? Check out SPINALpedia’s video post, from wheelchair crowd surfing to dodging strollers, on how three different wheelchair-users deal with crowds. What tips do you have for parting a sea of people from a wheelchair? (wearing a beard and saying your Moses may help)
One of the most well known wheelers in Sweden - Claes Hulting! Read the backstory behind the man who founded Stiftelsen Spinalis, one of the best SCI rehab centers in the world that focuses on healing the soul. He’s also the first man with a SCI to have a biological child of his own via invitro. Go Claes!
Getting dressed/undressed is something everyone does, but it can get pretty tricky with a SCI. SPINALpedia.com has 3 cool videos showcasing some sweet in-wheelchair dressing skills: #1) Quadriplegic girl takes off shoes. #2) Using tilt & recline on powerchair to pull up pants and #3) Paraplegic takes off shorts/puts them back on.