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    What pieces of exercise equipment would entice you to join a community gym? I have a C5 SCI and cannot find weight lifting/strength training equipment that I can use independently. I am working with an organization to purchase some pieces of wheelchair accessible gym equipment. Any recommendations on pieces of equipment that will offer independent use for someone in a wheelchair and someone with limited hand dexterity?

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    I would recommend contacting and talking to people at the following gyms for people with disabilities about what they can recommend:

    San Diego State University Adaptive Fitness Clinic: https://ens.sdsu.edu/fitnessclinic/

    The Challenge Center, La Mesa, CA: https://challengecenter.org/

    The Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham, AL: https://www.lakeshore.org/

    The Adaptive Fitness Program at Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ: https://www.gccaz.edu/community/fitn...aptive-fitness

    I'm sure others on this forum can add additional established programs to check with:

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      I would look at the Active Hands website as they have several different gloves for using weights.

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        Originally posted by 1981quad View Post
        What pieces of exercise equipment would entice you to join a community gym? I have a C5 SCI and cannot find weight lifting/strength training equipment that I can use independently. I am working with an organization to purchase some pieces of wheelchair accessible gym equipment. Any recommendations on pieces of equipment that will offer independent use for someone in a wheelchair and someone with limited hand dexterity?
        You might want to look into "Cybex" equipment. Some years ago I used a community gym that was purchasing and eventually used their equipment. They market several pieces of equipment that are designed for people with disabilities. From their website, it appears they are still making and interested in serving persons with disabilities.

        https://www.cybexintl.com/products/p...al-access.aspx


        https://youtu.be/So6aimZNeM0




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