I am a spokesperson for Nustep, working alongside them to promote their product and its role in making fitness inclusive.
Nextstep Fitness (www.nextstepfitness.org)
Nextstep is a non-profit gym for disabled individuals. They offer treadmill training and guided exercise. I attend this non-profit gym for treadmill training therapy.
This is Lou Sidella's gym (and also the gym featured in my workout video). Lou is my trainer and I go to his gym daily for all my strength training.
CAF- Challenged Athletes Foundation (www.challengedathletes.org)
CAF is a non-profit that is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities achieve their athletic goals. CAF provided me with my handcycle and supports me with the races I take part in (Boston and LA marathons and Race Across America).
Operation Progress (www.operationprogress.org)
OP is a non-profit started by a group of Southeast Division LAPD Police Officers to provide young students in South Los Angeles, who work hard to keep up their grades and stay out of gangs, a financial opportunity for post-high school education.
RAAM - Race Across America (www.raceacrossamerica.org)
Operation Progress will celebrate its 10th year of service by entering a four–man relay team in the 2010 Race Across America, the nations longest running transcontinental bicycle race. I will captain the RAAM effort on a hand-cycle.
Pursuit of Purpose (www.pursuitofpurpose.net)
This is my friend Shannell McMillan's company. Shannell is on the board of OP and a good friend who supports me with all of my endeavors and helps mentor me.
Swim with Mike (www.swimwithmike.org)
SWM has provided me with a full scholarship to get my Masters degree. It is a scholarship program for individuals who were athletes and suffered a spinal cord injury.