“To empower the disabled community to increase daily physical activity and influence them
through programs focused on health, fitness, and wellness.”
The disabled community is 2x as likely to be obese
We’re here to help you push through and overcome these challenges. Mental, emotional, and physical health — they’re all intertwined and build on each other. We believe that when you’re healthier, you feel better, and when you feel better about yourself — when you love and believe in yourself — you can achieve anything.
Depression may be 2-10x more commonin people with disabilities — enough to be considered a “secondary condition” associated with physical, developmental, sensory, and/or intellectual disability.
Fitness is a cornerstone of good health, from strength training to cardio. Currently only about half of adults with disabilities get any kind of aerobic exercise.
People with disabilities are often at risk for nutritional problems for a variety of reasons, including:
- Eating or feeding problems or special needs
- Unbalanced or inappropriate diets
- Access to food and care
Love , Believe in , Free , Push , Be Confident in ,Yourself
Our mission- To instill into the disabled community a physically limitless mindset that breeds courage, confidence and competence.
Through the #HelpMeFit Challenge, Disabled But Not Really sponsors athletes who are in need of that extra push to pursue their fitness goals. Focus will be put on hard training and nutrition and its effect on the body. Our goal is to help participants find a new outlook on life while having a disability. Each participant will gain confidence and ultimately a stronger mentality to be able to have a physical limitless mindset.
When Wesley was 24 he suffered a spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of his life. He had just became a single father to his two year old daughter and now a new life in a wheelchair. He also weighed 230 pounds and suffered from depression and medical complications due to his weight.