What is the answer or solution to wheelchair fitness?
There are a number of ways to improve fitness as a wheelchair user, firstly you need to look at your diet and see where you can eat healthier – then you need to see how you can get more exercise. The ‘get more exercise’ part is not easy, we know this – but you have a few options:
- Join a local wheelchair sports team – find one here.
- Other exercise activities – you cannot beat swimming.
- Go for a push, just like a jog – the FreeWheel is the best bit of kit for this.
- Find a specialist piece of equipment – we can help…
In 2014 Paul Cooksey (who had a spinal cord injury following a motorbike accident) was trying to do exactly this – get fit and lose weight. He cut down the number of calories he was consuming and did number 1 above, started to play wheelchair tennis – but was not losing weight or getting any fitter. This where the Invictus Active Trainer was born. You can find out more about about the story here – but the end result is a piece of specialist equipment that can be used by any wheelchair user, is easy to use and will get you fit. It might sound too good to be true but we have sold a large number Worldwide and have the data (yes, actual fitness data of wheelchair users) that shows how much fitter people have got. If you are serious about wheelchair fitness and exercise then join this growing list with the trainer and our advise you will get fitter.