Adaptive Programs at the Deni & Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athlete Center
Adaptive Yoga – January 12th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Adaptive yoga strengthens the connection between the mind and the body. Benefits include increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, increased strength, mental clarity, and overall well-being. This adaptive class, led by Alisha Welch, focuses on individuals living with mobility disabilities, such as partial or total paralysis, amputation, severe spinal cord injury, severe arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, head injury, spina bifida and cerebral palsy. In addition to her 12 years of yoga studies, Alisha has received an Adaptive Yoga teacher training certification from Matthew Sanford. She expects to continue to learn and share his teachings with students in the disabled community.
Adaptive Strength & Conditioning – January 19th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Adaptive Performance Systems (APS) offers the only completely customized, high-intensity training programs for adaptive athletes so you can perform at your highest levels, physically and mentally, for enhanced mobility and athletic excellence. Our world-class training programs are specially designed for amputees and wheelchair athletes and are exactly what separates us from all other fitness trainers in the industry. We effectively retrain and reclaim all the physical ability an amputation or traumatic injury disrupts on a daily basis.
Our workshop series, held at Challenged Athletes Foundation, offers a step-by-step coaching program designed to help re-master fundamental movement, target weak links, and maximize your physical potential. Whether you are a beginner in a prosthesis for the first time or an elite Paralympic athlete, you will walk away from the CAF APS Strength & Conditioning Clinic with hands-on, personalized techniques that you can start using today to improve your strength, mobility, athletic performance and overall physical wellness.
This class will be limited to 8 participants, so sign up today!
Adaptive Self-Defense – January 30th, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fighting should be avoided as much as possible. However, if a situation should turn violent or aggressive, the easy-to-learn practical self-defense techniques taught in this class are perfect for you. Greg Fraser has been instructing basic to advanced self-defense for many years and is considered one of the best in San Diego County. He has designed this clinic to help people with any physical challenge – including wheelchair users – learn how to better protect themselves. The class will include instruction on assessing the situation and performing safe self-defense moves.