Sunday, January 19, 2014

Team Never Give Up-dates.....

Hey Team,

Hope today's post finds you well.

Exciting things have been happening and I wanted to update everyone,

1. I recently presented two lectures at the VA Stroke Comeback Center for it's members on Adaptive Fitness post stroke.

More specifically I spoke on the importance of:

-Pushing outside your comfort zone

-Believing in your abilities to perform

-Utilizing compound exercises to improve Neuroplasticity in a safe environment

-Stressed consistency for maximum benefit

-Adaptive Fitness Assessment and Program design

-Resources and group exercise available

Volunteers participated in demonstration for Adaptive Fitness assessments and program design exercises.

It was a great time, with two great groups....Lots of fun and I thank the VA Stroke Comeback Center for having me.

For more information (Hours, Location, etc...) Visit the VA Stroke Comeback Center website here

2. January 2nd 2014 was the official start of a new group Adaptive Boxing Fitness class designed and instructed by yours truly, but presented by National Rehabilitation Hospital to the community free of charge.

I am really excited to lead this first of it's kind group Adaptive Boxing Fitness class and welcome all that are in the area to come check it out.

This Adaptive Boxing Fitness Class is for everyone at any level to participate.

What to expect:

-A high energy and fun filled hour of Adaptive Boxing Fitness

-Cross training with traditional boxing drills designed to improve conditioning, and maximize upper body strength with resistance (as needed).

-Group session that includes wheelchair users, walkers, patients, those in the community, and therapists as volunteers.

This class is steadily growing, the word is getting out, come check us out Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm in the Cardiac Gym at the National Rehabilitation Hospital.

I guarantee you will have a great time while improving your fitness level.

3. I have been invited to have a book signing at the Sunrise of Reston for my recently released Disability Fitness Handbook.  (stay posted to the blog for date and time)

-The signing will be available to family members and residents of the Sunrise of Reston community.

-Sunrise of Reston has a great team in place that really provides a safe, nurturing, and active senior community.

- I have the pleasure of leading a seated group boxing fitness class for the residents Mondays 3:30-4:30

For more information on the Sunrise of Reston please click here

For more information on the disability fitness handbook click here

4. I'm really excited to be working with the Sabrina Cohen Foundation.

Sabrina is a great visionary and advocate for the disabled community, I'm really happy to be working with her and her team.

-Stay tuned for updates from the SCF.

-Take a look at the Sabrina Cohen Foundation site here

If you have a chance take a look at some of the sites provided above they may be of interest to you or someone you know.

That's all for now,

Keep Fighting and Never Give Up!