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Building a better You!

The Help me fit challenge

Disabled But Not Really aspires to help individuals living with a physical disability develop a limitless mindset. With proper access, such a mindset can empower those we serve to live a better quality of life. #Helpmefit

about the program

This is an opportunity to enhance our participants physical, mental, and emotional well-being. More than just focusing on physical fitness, we also equip participants with valuable nutritional and mental health insights.

Personal Training

Our program offers a unique opportunity for participants to work with a certified personal trainer twice weekly over a period of eight weeks. This program is designed to guide and motivate individuals on their fitness journey, providing expert support and tailored guidance to achieve their health goals.​

Nutritional Education

In collaboration with qualified dietitians, DBNR hosts educational seminars focused on nutrition. These sessions are geared towards helping participants develop healthier eating habits, providing valuable insights and practical advice for making better dietary choices.


Mental Health Support

We have teamed up with Rise Up Mental Health Services, as we aim to dismantle the obstacles faced in accessing mental health support for individuals with disabilities. Our collaborative effort focuses on providing comprehensive and sensitive care to address the unique mental health needs of this community.


DBNR has proudly supported a substantial number of individuals, embracing each member as family. We offer access to a variety of outdoor social events and numerous other engaging opportunities, fostering a strong, inclusive community spirit.



  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputation
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetic Complications
  • Geriatric Population
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Stroke
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Next Cohort begins spring 2024

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The Disabled But Not Really program filled a gap. Helped me see some things that I thought I wasn’t capable of doing – Elizabeth Jarvis

Meet Our Trainer


Payton Nowlin is a fitness coach and Occupational therapist. She is passionate about helping people lead happy, healthy, independent lives. Payton has experience teaching people of all ages and abilities through fitness and has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness coach since 2015. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and participating in obstacle course races for fun. Payton is a northwest Kansas native, glad to call Kansas City her home. Growing up in a small rural community, Payton realized how disparities can impact one’s life. Her goal is to make fitness fun and accessible for all and to promote better health outcomes for future generations. 


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Our vision is to uplift the disabled community with remarkable service. As we increase service, our awareness for physical activity, nutrition, and mental health will empower those looking for hope.

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