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This July, Around the Clock Fitness’ in-house CrossFit box, CrossFit ATC, is hosting its very first Adaptive Fitness Challenge, in which participants of all abilities and athletic levels will come together to challenge themselves to various workouts, including: deadlift, sled drag, wall balls, reverse Assault Bike and optional wheelchair races in the foyer.
The event is targeted towards adaptive athletes, including athletes living with autism, traumatic brain injury, stroke, MS, down syndrome, amputees and is “all abilities welcome.”
The event will take place on July 29th, three days after the anniversary for Centers for Independent Living (CIL), which is an organization that advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities.
Georgia Kline, business marketing manager for Around the Clock Fitness, said this event is a perfect way to honor CIL. “It’s just the perfect fit and an opportunity to celebrate and invite the community to attend,” she said.
The inspiration for the event came from CrossFit ATC’s desire to want to do something specifically for all of the adaptive athletes in the community who are looking for workout opportunities. “We wanted to reach out, knowing that there are adaptive people in the community — we wanted to do something specifically for them,” said Kline.
The event is a great example of how businesses can cater to demographics who may commonly be overlooked when it comes to access to fitness opportunities.
ATC is hoping for 30 to 50 registrants for the event. Registering costs $30, and any profits will be donated to CIL.