“Disability should never be defined by what you are told you cannot do or by what you believe you are not capable of doing. Disability should be defined by your not willing to accept and master the abilities in which you have been given.” – Drew Ravnikar (HMFC)
Those who live with a disability are 2x more likely to become 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:
- Special eating needs or feeding problems
- Unbalanced or inappropriate diets
- Access to food and care
Our mission- To instill into people with disabilities a physically limitless mindset that breeds courage, confidence, and competence.
Through the #HelpMeFit Challenge, Disabled But Not Really sponsors adaptive & veteran athletes who are in need of that extra push to pursue their fitness goals. Our focus will be put on strength training and nutritional education to help athletes understand their effects on the body. Our goal is to help participants find a new outlook on life despite while having a disability. Each participant will gain confidence and ultimately be empowered with a stronger mentality and a physically limitless mindset. The summer program is filled but sign up for our winter program now.
Caffeine and Kilos is a fitness lifestyle brand based out of Sacramento California, that believes in spreading the positive message of an active lifestyle. Use code DBNR for 10% off your purchase from Caffeineandkilos.com
Years ago, I suffered from a spinal cord injury after being shot multiple times. A profound depression sent me to a dark place. Then, I discovered a passion for nutrition and fitness. I’ve moved on to become an award-winning adaptive athlete and entrepreneur.