BORP strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise. BORP is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.
BORP LIVE Fitness Classes: Visit BORP’s Facebook page for more information. FREE Registration is required.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, NCHPAD is a resource for information on physical activity, health promotion, and disability, serving persons with physical, sensory and cognitive disability across the lifespan. NCHPAD’s features a variety of resources and services which can benefit all ages and populations https://www.nchpad.org.
- Champions Rx are high intensity exercises designed for people who are currently very active. https://www.nchpad.org/CRx
- Direct link to their youtube exercise and yoga videos. They have yoga videos for kids as well. NCHPAD YOUTUBE
Every Body Fitness https://www.scitotalfitness.com/– a multi-level paid subscription service of online videos created for people with physical disabilities by two DPT’s who specialize in neurological physical therapy and rehabilitation. Three different modules to choose from ( Strength Training, Yoga, Mobility and Balance). $5 for the first month for one module.
Seated Workout that is 45 minutes long. Pick your favorite workout mix and follow along https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Nr-VaFcqM
Developed by a team which included Adaptive Sports and Recreation Specialist (Gina Biter-Mundt) and Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center Vallejo (KFRC) physical therapists in consultation with rehabilitation doctors.
Adapt to Perform — Based in England, Ben Clark, a quadriplegic, had put together a great collection of fitness and workout videos, many of which can be done from a wheelchair with little or no extra equipment, bit.ly/2SMIN0i
- Beginner Hiit WORKOUT from Adapt to Perform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pXuwJZe27U
- Choreographed Dance with Chelsea Hill. These short videos teach a choreographed seated dance routine to popular music. Fun to follow along and learn. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC053Zw032Zq5gEiKFz-25ZA
DPI Adaptive Fitness: the Official adaptive fitness provider for Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital’s No Limits Adaptive Fitness programming offered to the disAbility community at Medstar NRH in DC and at the DPI Adaptive Fitness Training Center in VA. They just started a variety of online live classes that are $15 per class. Register Online Here- DPI Registration.
Active Homes SCI (exercises, videos, info): https://sciactioncanada.ok.ubc.ca/resources/active-homes/
Spinal Cord Injury University – free online courses including one on physical activity: http://sci-u.ca/take-a-course/
Model Systems Knowledge Translation – Spinal Cord Injury (exercises, videos, factsheets): https://msktc.org/sci-topics/exercise-fitness-after-sci
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – Reeve Health Minute (videos on exercises and other healthy living tips): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL401D8EBAAD253618
Shepherd Center YouTube playlist for upper extremity exercises for people with SCI (both assisted and resistive): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOW85HV_qUD4qtm6WQbGTN2tv58sFLCHP
Shepherd Center group exercise workout video – Shepherd Center Workout Routine for People with Spinal Cord Injury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ew-N5Ux0Ns
UAB Spinal Cord Injury exercises and fitness resource list: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/sci/daily-living/leisure/exercise-a-fitness
Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) Exercising after SCI: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi2Dc1h0G7-vn6X1ROpMEMXJK6nmzinWu
NW Regional SCI – Univ Washington SCI Lecture – Get Moving: Exercise After SCI (with other exercise resources): http://sci.washington.edu/info/forums/reports/exercise_2013.asp
The Yes, You Can book from the pva has a chapter of home program stretches (last chapter – starting on page 240): https://pva-cdnendpoint.azureedge.net/prod/libraries/media/pva/library/publications/yes-you-can_digital.pdf
The Impossible Dream Catamaran: With their partners, Dharma Yoga Studio , The Woody Foundation and Shake-A-Leg Miami, they are offering virtual Chair Yoga classes weekly on Mondays and Thursdays at 2:15 pm. Live streaming on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/impossibledreamcatamaran/videos
Matthew Sanford Yoga: renowned adaptive yoga instructor based in Minnesota. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWc1XuKyDD8
Yoga Anytime https://www.yogaanytime.com/cust_home: Subscription service that offers traditional and adaptive yoga options from wheelchair instructor Quinn Brett. Targeted to those with more mobility (manual chair user/paraplegics). The first 30 days are free.
Yoga Videos: Improve your physical and emotional wellness through mindfulness-cultivating practices like yoga, a proven stress-reliever. Check out this calming wheelchair yoga tutorial from an Adaptive Yoga for Veterans series on Youtube – it even shows you how to utilize basic objects as yoga props during your practice. Features Tony Award winner, Ali Stroker.
Audio Described Workouts
The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is a regional center of spinal cord injury care, research and education in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. They put together this wonderful packet of exercises that most can perform from a sitting position at home or a gym. http://sci.washington.edu/info/forums/reports/SCI%20Home%20Exercise%20Packet.pdf
“7 Budget-Friendly Products for a High-Performance Home Gym” — A quick and easy guide to assembling an affordable home workout setup, newmobility.com/2017/11/7-budget-friendly-products-home-gym