Disabled Sports USA offering #AdaptatHome workouts for wheelchair athletes
With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shutting down workout facilities and gyms across the United States, Disabled Sports USA is giving wheelchair athletes the chance to participate in adaptive workouts – right from their own home.
With its #AdaptatHome initiative, the organization is offering dozens of live and recorded adaptive fitness classes through its website at disabledsportsusa.org/adaptathome.
A cycling and fitness lunch hour hosted by Adaptive Adventures happened on Monday, April 27, while an inclusive functional strength training class hosted by the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program in Berkeley, Calif., is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, April 28, and a virtual fitness clinic for seated athletes hosted by Angel City Sports is planned for 5:30 p.m. ET Thursday, April 30.
There are a handful of other classes scheduled for this week on the website and more to come, as well.
A nonprofit organization founded in 1967, Disabled Sports USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.
Each year it serves more than 70,000 youth, wounded warriors and adults through a nationwide network of over 135 community-based chapters in more than 40 states. More than 50 sports are offered, including alpine and Nordic skiing; snowboarding; biathlon; kayaking; water skiing; sailing; scuba; surfing; rafting; outrigger canoeing; fishing; hiking; golf; athletics; archery; cycling; running/wheeling; rock climbing; and equestrian.
For a complete schedule of adaptive at-home fitness classes, visit Disabled Sports USA today.