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    accessible equipment

    I am in the process of brainstorming ideas for my local community center. I looking at talking to the director about adding equipment to their gym that I (and others) can access. We have a lot of retirement aged residents also. What would you recommend? I am looking at the Motomed, Flexiciser and possible weight machines. Are there any grants out there that we would fall under? Thanks for your help.

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    Thumbs up equipment

    Subscribe to the monthly PM magaine. It is loaded with new equipment.


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    Dumb question but what is the PM magazine?

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    Popular Mechanics?

    I goggled and only came up w/ a Gay and Lesbian Magazine. Probably not what your looking for.


    So do tell Giambjj, what's the PM magazine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kap
    Popular Mechanics?

    I goggled and only came up w/ a Gay and Lesbian Magazine. Probably not what your looking for.


    So do tell Giambjj, what's the PM magazine?
    lol good one...
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    I suspect he means PN = Paraplegia News, which is one of two magazines published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. They also publish Sports 'N Spokes, which is also full of ads for exercise and sports equipment.

    The only grants I know of would be through a possible Quality of Life Grant from the Dana & Christopher Reeve Foundation, but these are very hard to get...I know a number of worthy causes that have applied year after year and been turned down.

    Are there certified trainers at this center? Purchasing higher tech equipment without someone to properly supervise safe use may put the city at significant liability. You should consult with their staff about this before proceeding.

    (KLD)

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    Bowflex is so simple, even a caveman can use it. Hope I don't offend any cavemen.
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    I am in contact w/ the city. I haven't heard back from them yet. There are a couple certified personal trainers in the area that I happen to know also but not specific w/ SCI. I have also contacted Courage Center in Golden Valley about offering services up here. I am really just at the brainstorming stage right now and wanted to know about equipment. I was hoping to make this venture not just about SCI because I think one there is a better chance at finding funding, etc. and two we have a larger than average retirement population in my town. ie new senior living opening up in July. Thanks for all the suggestions so far.

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    Maybe a Nu-Step?

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