These websites feature an array of recreational opportunities available to individuals with spinal cord injuries. Activities include adaptive sports, such as wheelchair basketball and tennis, as well as outdoor recreational events, camps for families, art programs, and adaptive dance. Accessible travel programs and other transportation resources to support driving, including providers to purchase or rent adaptive vans or vehicles, are also included.
Every Body Fitness, an exercise ideology created by Physical Therapist Kristin McNealus, is the first online exercise program for people with spinal cord injuries. The 45-minute Fitness And Strength Training (F.A.S.T.) class is offered online, twice weekly. The online exercise program is the solution to many wheelchair users’ transportation problems and isolation issues.
Members to the F.A.S.T program can also have access to a support forum where they can track their progress and interact with other participants, increasing the motivation to stick with the program and achieve goals. Benefits of the workout program include strengthening scapular stabilizers, increasing endurance, improving muscle tone, and weight loss, which studies have shown improve mood, increase energy, as well as lower the risk of common health complications associated with spinal injury.