I AM ADAPTIVE

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07/10/2021

Joy Joy Joy! 😄

Every athlete knows that feeling when you complete the goal that you have been preparing for.🙌🏼 All the practices, long hours, and sacrifices that we make for these moments of accomplishment and victory! This just makes it all worth it.

Repost: @paralympicsapc

Moment of Glory 🤩👏

#iamadaptive #adaptiveathletes #adaptivefitness #paralympics #boccia #motivation

07/06/2021

Jump Rope Prosthetic ♥️

There is nothing better than seeing individuals do kind things for others. 🤝 When it's family members looking out for one another it's just that much sweeter. 😍

Jordan Ockey @jordonock , Biology student at BYU:

"My niece was born with a portion of her arm from right above the elbow down missing. She is incredible and most things don't even seem to faze her, she just learns to do them differently! Because of the ray of sunshine that she is and her inspiring determination I've become a big advocate of the Lucky Fin Project @lucky_fin_project which promotes normalization of limb differences and seeks to show that those that have limb differences are beautiful. No conditions and being born different is just something that makes us more diverse, unique, and isn't something that affects beauty or worth!" - Jordon Ockey via Snapmaker 👏🏻

Using technology to make the world a more inclusive place to enjoy! 😊

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Repost: @snapmakerinc

As a biology student, Jordon decided to use his newly acquired 3D design skills to make a special gift for his lovely niece, so she can jump rope. We were so touched by this project!

Read more in bio.

#iamadaptive #adaptivekids #adaptivequipment #adaptivetoys #Snapmaker #StarMakerShowcase #3dprintart #3dpringtinglife #3dartist #3dprint #3dpringting #shareyour3dprints #gadget

07/04/2021

WE'RE ALL EQUAL 🙏🏼

Repost: @theluckyfewofficial
But what does the church need to do to make sure disabled people are fully included? I get this question A LOT. And honestly, I sigh deeply every time because I think what people are looking for is a formula of sorts. A check list of items to check off so they can tie a nice neat bow around it & say “our church is inclusive of people with disabilities!”. The thing about it is humans, disabled or not, are too multifaceted to fit on a check list. The question is difficult to answer because more often than not, when a church does not honor, embrace & adjust for their disabled brothers & sisters, seeing their whole & complete humanity then there is some serious soul searching, unlearning & learning that needs to take place. You’ve got to start with a serious heart check & ask yourselves if there is any part of you that sees disabled people as “less-than”? Is there any part of you that sees yourselves as mostly a helper for disabled people? Do you feel inconvenienced by the unfamiliarity of a disability? When you see a disabled person enter your church do you see the image of their Creator in them? Do you see them as someone you can serve & worship along side of, not someone who only needs to be served? Being honest with yourself about these questions is just a start, but this heart check is so very important. We go to a church with no “special needs ministry” (although there is nothing wrong with a disability ministry if the heart is in the right place). There is not a list of things being done to make sure Macy & Augie and others with disabilities are included. It is simply a church full of people who see, embrace & adore the wholeness of Macy & Augie & because of that everyone in our church gets to experience the goodness that is the wholeness of Augie and Macy. A little example: yesterday during our Easter service the final song was one of Macy’s favorites. Once it started she walked up & asked if she could sing with them & they scooted over & made a space for her. As Macy sang the whole church got to see Jesus in her and experience her uninhibited worship and it was a holy moment.
#iamadaptive #theluckyfe

07/04/2021

Repost: @th
"But what does the church need to do to make sure disabled people are fully included? I get this question A LOT. And honestly, I sigh deeply every time because I think what people are looking for is a formula of sorts. A check list of items to check off so they can tie a nice neat bow around it and say “our church is inclusive of people with disabilities!”. The thing about it is humans, disabled or not, are too multifaceted to fit on a check list. The question is difficult to answer because more often than not, when a church does not honor, embrace and adjust for their disabled brothers and sisters, seeing their whole and complete humanity then there is some serious soul searching, unlearning and learning that needs to take place. You’ve got to start with a serious heart check and ask yourselves if there is any part of you that sees disabled people as “less-than”? Is there any part of you that sees yourselves as mostly a helper for disabled people? Do you feel inconvenienced by the unfamiliarity of a disability? When you see a disabled person enter your church do you see the image of their Creator in them? Do you see them as someone you can serve and worship along side of, not someone who only needs to be served? Being honest with yourself about these questions is just a start, but this heart check is so very important. We go to a church with no “special needs ministry” (although there is nothing wrong with a disability ministry if the heart is in the right place). There is not a list of things being done to make sure Macy and Augie and others with disabilities are included. It is simply a church full of people who see, embrace and adore the wholeness of Macy and Augie and because of that everyone in our church gets to experience the goodness that is the wholeness of Augie and Macy. A little example: yesterday during our Easter service the final song was one of Macy’s favorites. Once it started she walked up and asked if she could sing with them and they scooted over and made a space for her. As Macy sang the whole church got to see Jesus in her and experience her uninhibited worship and it was a holy moment. @restorationchurchredlands #theluckyfew"

07/03/2021

SPORTSMANSHIP 👏🏻

Teach them young, it'll go a long way. 14 year old kids rallying around Weston Mazey! ⚾️

"On March 9, 2021, Weston “Wammer” Mazey suffered several broken bones in his face, a fractured skull and a traumatic brain injury after a collision on the baseball field. It was a moment that changed his life forever. But every setback can have an even greater comeback. This is Wammer’s comeback story." - Team Wammer

You can view his comeback story 👏🏻 at https://teamwammer.com

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Repost: @ncsa_sports

That's the kind of sportsmanship we love to see 👏

(via CoachMazey/Twitter)

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07/02/2021

DIY TRIMMING 🌿

Julian @mcgregsy isn't slowing down!🚜 No landscapers necessary here. He's picked up his chainsaw with his new prosthetic arm @promotion_prosthetics 🍃.

What some people view as tedious work, others find pleasure in doing again after lacking the ability to do so. Julian is a below elbow amputee (BEA). If you want to get back to doing things do some research and make an effort. You can do it! 👊 DM us if you need any help!

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Repost: @mcgregsy

Trimming the hedges with my new prosthetic arm. My lower back says thank you!

••• I AM ADAPTIVE™•••
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#adapting #adaptivesports #beastmode #awareness #adaptive #nonprofit #adaptiveathlete #adaptivefitness #adapt #inclusion #inclusivesports #specialneeds #changetheworld #trimming #diy #prosthetics

06/30/2021

TRAIN INDEPENDENTLY 🚤

Independence is what we all strive for. Paralympian Kaitlyn Verfuerth @@kverf is a 3x wheelchair tennis 🎾 Paralympian and is going on 4x Paralympic paracanoer.🚣🏼‍♀️

We say it often and more athletes just keep proving it, where there is a will there's a way! 🇺🇸
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Repost: @kverf

People have been asking, “how do you get your boat out on the water to train?” Well, this is what I do to get my paddle in everyday. My independence is everything to me. Thank you to my friend Melissa for shooting this video of me to show you how it’s done.

#iamadaptive #adaptiveathletes #adaptivefitness #paracanoe #roadtotokyo #independence #wheelchairlife #paralympics #iftheresawilltheresaway #kayakcanoe #outriggercanoe #quickblade #v1 #teamusa

06/29/2021

ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND 🎡

It's inclusive playgrounds such as @treehouselititz that make kids like Isaiah feel included and happy!😁 We need more playgrounds like this so that ALL kids can play with their siblings, friends, and make new friends!
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Repost: @oibelieveinisaiah

This morning, we ventured back to our favorite playground, @treehouselititz, we met up with Isaiah’s pt from school and Jacob’s BFF and family. We have been working on a playground tour this summer but we always end up back here. We absolutely love this playground. It’s not just accessible. The creators went beyond that. It’s truly inclusive. Isaiah is right in the mix playing with his brother and friends. He’s making new friends. He’s up on the playhouse, riding the Liberty swing, zooming on the zip line, and always ends up on this spinner.

I truly wish every playground was like this. Not just accessible (which is amazing), but truly inclusive. No matter a child’s mobility, they can have fun here. We are so grateful to everyone who made this possible. The boys have already had the best day ever and it’s not even noon 😊

••• I AM ADAPTIVE™•••
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#iamadaptive #adapting #adaptivesports #beastmode #awareness #adaptive #nonprofit #adaptiveathlete #adaptivefitness #adapt #inclusion #inclusivesports #specialneeds #changetheworld #osteogenesisimperfecta #hydrocephalus

06/27/2021

ONE ARM CLEAN & JERK ⚡

See it to believe it. Logan @aldridgelogan clean and je**ed 225lbs with one arm hitting his new PR!💪🏼 These adaptive divisions are finally getting the attention and hype we needed. Don't overlook the competitor in blue, to the right. Shout out to the @thebaconbeatdown and @wheelwod for adding adaptive divisions to this year's competition! 👏🏻
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Repost: @aldridgelogan

225# CLEAN & JERK PR!!!! IVE NEVER BEEN SO HYPED IN MY LIFE! Incredible atmosphere and crowd here @thebaconbeatdown and THANK YOU to @wheelwod for adding the adaptive division's and everyone for making the energy high! It was freaking electric ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Ready for day ✌️ LFG! 💪

#iamadaptive #adaptiveathletes #adaptivefitness #crossfit #crossfitgames #fitness #weights #gym #lift #power #strong #itsjustanarm
@crossfitgames

06/25/2021

Adaptive Longboard ♿

Stick to what you love! Maximilian @maxgretschmann is an active outdoor guy.☀️ His conditions may have changed yet he found a way to ride a skateboard, hand cycle, living the outdoor life in wheelchair!

This admirable veteran 🇩🇪 is a retired paratrooper. Always been an adrenaline j***y from the looks of it.😝 Suffered a T6 spinal cord injury in 2003. That didn't slow him down.

Pushing through life!

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Repost: @maxgretschmann

Here’s a short clip from my first ride with the @evolveskateboardsgermany drivetrain on my selfmade deck.
Ramps working actually pretty good for dropping in the brackets, also curbs would work fine.

#iamadaptive #adaptiveathletes #adaptivefitness #evolveskateboards #longboard #longboarding #longboarddancing #electriclongboard #electricskateboard #wheelchair #wheelie #wheelchairlife #wheelchairs #wheeling #paraplegic #paraplegia #parapluie #paralysis #paralyzed #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordrecovery #selfmade #testride #rollstuhl #balanceboard #balancetraining #adaptiveveteran #electriclongboards #skater

06/24/2021

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR 🏄🏽‍♂️

Dariel Meléndez is an adaptive surfer from Puerto Viejo, Limón, Costa Rica.🇨🇷

The surfing community is rallying to help Dariel get a prosthetic. At only 22 years old he is already becoming one of the world's top surfers.🏄🏻‍♂️ His personality and character match his skills on the water. Athletes love being around him and are attracted by his character to join his team.

"This kid is so positive and has the best attitude regardless of his situation." - Logan Dulien
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Repost: @surfline @dariel_melendezd

Meet Costa Rican adaptive surfer, @dariel_melendezd, who lost his leg when he was robbed at age 11. But that hasn’t stopped him from doing what he loves: surfing. And now, Dariel’s hoping to get a new prosthetic, which will help him surf (and walk) with more ease. Hit the link in bio to donate.
🎥 :@diazcarvs / @snapt4

06/21/2021

🔥STRONGMAN🔥

Some people like to workout with peace in their zone 🎧 and others appreciate having a partner to hype them up 🗣, which are you?

Stephen @cybernetic_powerlifter
isn't getting off the hook easy with his sister hyping him up as he deadlifts a car!🚘 Sometimes a spectator, a supporter, someone to hold us accountable is what we need to go the extra mile.

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Repost: @cybernetic_powerlifter

🔥🔥Car+sister deadlift!!🔥🔥
No idea what car will be at the comp, but I have six weeks to get ready for whatever it may be 💪🏻
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@cerberus_strength_usa @cerberus_strength @cerberus_strength_canada @bigtexgym @teamsomeassemblyrequired @hangernews

#iamadaptive #adaptivefitness #cardeadlift #strongman #strongmantraining #amputeestrong #compete #amputeestrongman #adaptiveathlete #hype #cars #lift

06/18/2021

WE DID IT!!!

🇪🇸 "From Barcelona to Madrid transporting the Olympic Fire in 7 days; to show the world that we can all, and that difference makes us special and capable.

I want to dedicate this challenge to all the people who one day in their life received a NO for an answer, to those people who are going through a difficult time and to those who one day wanted to limit me, but were unable to do so. Thanks to them today I am completely happy. Also to all the people who during this journey have given us the strength to continue. Infinite thanks for being an engine to continue fighting.

It has been a real pleasure fighting alongside a great friend @valentisanjuan. We have many dreams to fulfill, many stories to live and a thousand barriers to break." Translation⌨

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Repost: @alexroca91

¡LO HEMOS CONSEGUIDO!

De Barcelona a Madrid transportando el Fuego Olímpico en 7 días; para demostrar al mundo que todos podemos, y que la diferencia nos hace ser especiales y capaces.
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Quiero dedicar este reto a todas las personas que algún día en su vida recibieron un NO por respuesta, a aquellas personas que están atravesando un momento complicado y a aquellos que un día me quisieron limitar, pero no lo consiguieron. Gracias a ellos hoy soy completamente feliz. También a todas las personas que durante este trayecto nos habéis dado fuerzas para seguir. Infinitas gracias por ser un motor para continuar luchando.
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Ha sido un auténtico placer luchar junto a un gran amigo @valentisanjuan . Nos quedan muchos sueños por cumplir, muchas historias por vivir y mil barreras que romper.
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Muchas gracias @lokitomansur @marcv.t y todo el equipo de @menoscabezamascorazon por el gran trabajo que habéis realizado.
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Sobre todo muchas gracias a mi amor @mcarmemaza porque sin ella todo esto sería imposible. Juntos somos imparables. T’estimo.
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Gracias a mis sponsors por siempre confiar en mí.
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📹del crack @lokitomansur para @menoscabezamascorazon
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Reto creado por @toyota_esp
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#iamadaptive #adaptiveathletes #adaptivefitness #barcelonamadrid #reto #sueños #gas #discapacidad #ellimiteteloponestu #laantorchadelosimposibles

06/17/2021

SKIING TO THE TOP SPOT 🏆

Jedidiah Snelson @jedidiahsnelson flew into Florida for this year's Bacon Beatdown @thebaconbeatdown 🥓

He's fired up and ready to get back on the skierg against his competitors! Four time adaptive games athlete! Suit yourself, we are definitely not doubting Jedidah or putting our chips against him!🎲

We wish the best of luck to all competitors, adaptive & able bodied, this weekend at this Fitness Competition!🏝

"Winners never quit and quitters never win" - Vince Lombardi
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Repost: @jedidiahsnelson

HURRY UP AND WAIT
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5 days out from the @thebaconbeatdown and so ready to hit the competition floor in a live setting again.

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Anybody in San Jose, CA want to go to the final sold out Earthquakes home game today at 4:30?
We are working to raise funds to start an adaptive and inclusive dance training program in the North Texas area. We have new donation thank you gifts for all our supporters! Stay tuned for more events and updates as we near our goal! https://www.gofundme.com/adaptivedancedallas?sharetype=teams&member=1865240&rcid=r01-155787592269-54daa4e9bc6a4930&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w
We could use some help from our I Am Adaptive Friends! Looking for a CrossFit Box or Gym in the South Jersey Area: Cherry Hill, Deptford and Washington Township area We have Adaptive Athletes waiting to start our fitness program. We our looking for a BOX or Gym that our athletes can train at! Comment or DM me PLEASE!!
275lb Front Squat. One Leg, who cares make it happen!
#proveyourself Italian Showdown 2018: this is me, doing what I love to do, the way I want I want it to live. Five seconds to lift, one whole year of work, of hustle, sweat, tears and smiles. I know what I'm doing not only for myself but also for our sport, for the community and for all those guys who wake up in the morning feeling life is bad. In this picture I can't see my missing leg, I just see a man loving his life as best as he can. I know you understand me!
perchè non si può fare un gemmelaggio italia stati uniti d america noi veniamo da voi e viceversa
Hi everybody! Here's a video of me, doing a little bit of everything: CrossFit - of course - Basket and Quad Motocross riding... I know it's in Italian, but... I hope you like images, smiles, attitude and anything more important than words!
Hey guys wouid it be ok to Post My Wheelchair Fencing page to your site My Name is Jonathan Collins and i have Spina Bifida and Hydrocepulus and i am also a Wheelchair Fencer from the UK My aim is to show what it is Like to be an athlete with Both Conditions Please can I share My Wheelchair Fencing Page on your page to help spread the message if its not ok you can remove the post Many thanks Jonathan Collins #Wheelyfencing https://www.facebook.com/WheelchairFencerJonathanCollins
The award winning para-rowing documentary Trials: Finding the Medal is now available on iTunes and Amazon. The film follows four U.S. para-rowers as they train and compete for a spot on the U.S. National Rowing Team. Over the course of 7 months, each athlete must overcome their own personal challenges in order to compete at the World Rowing Championships. https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/trials-finding-the-medal/id1273500372
Showing quick transition of bicep grips w/ 25LB #Kettlebell. Luv this new workout! #quadriplegic #adidas #805author #iamadaptive #skullcandy