"I only have one body and I want to keep myself mobile, happy, and healthy so I can enjoy the activities I love to do!"
- Megan A.
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Via Ever Active Schools
"Admittedly, not every day is a great day. When I need to lift my spirits, I get onto my canary-yellow hand cycle, which is powered by my arms instead of my legs. It gives me back the exhilarating sense of freedom that I used to get from running. The thick runner tires glide over dirt and curves, so I don't have to pay attention to every little bump as I do win my wheelchair. In it, I can go almost wherever I want. I feel liberated. I'm alive."
"...every time he looks out his bedroom window kids are biking by, and now he can go too! And he can take his dog!"
"Riding (a loaner adaptive bike from You Can Ride 2) provided a fun summer and added normalcy to our lives."
"...a bike has provided my son with the opportunity for independent mobility and participation in the community."
"There are so many things to do, so many places to see, and to be able to do it with the people I love is a wonderful thing."
“I move to ensure my health, energy and focus is at its best so our team at Movable has what it needs. Plus, by moving more I can keep up with my four kids under 10! My favorite way to move is playing with my kids – helping Jack at football, dancing with Sam and Valerie, and keeping up with our two year old Ben! My wife and I often challenge each other as well which helps keep activity at the forefront of our days.”
Like The Why I Move Project, Movable is keen to learn WHY you move. They have put out the challenge of asking the question WHY too!
“Why should I quit [yoga]? As long as I can do it and be a help to someone else, I’ll just stay as long as I can. I get a joy out of seeing someone learning.”
"The more I move, the more I move. The reverse is also true: the less I move, the less I move."
“I tried it [yoga], and it completely changed my life. And, first of all it made me so much stronger. Like I could never lift my arms above my head, now I can. I can stand now. Not for as long as I want to, but I’m sure that’ll happen. And I just always wonder if I could have done that from when I was five years old, what would the difference be? Because when you watch me doing standup a decade ago and now, it’s night and day. It’s a completely different body, different coordination, much less shaking, much less pain. And so I really advocate parents with young children with cerebral palsy, start doing yoga at six months because you can.”