Sam Schmidt recommended Project Walk to me when I had the opportunity to talk to him. Project Walk is Paralysis Recovery Center that basically has a more aggressive outlook on recovery, much similar to my own.
A few weeks ago when I got to work out with them for the first time, they delivered. The workout was intense and a lot of fun. They feel very similar to working with a personal trainer, except most of them have a degree in Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, or something similar.
For an ‘elite athlete’ like myself ;), it was awesome to get a coached workout with great people and the expensive specialized equipment necessary for paraplegics. Check out the car jack for people in the very beginnning, it basically jacks me up into a standing position while they throw different weighted balls at me.
One interesting note about my fantastic gut in this video: so apparently because I didn’t have feeling of my core muscles until recently, my ab wall has atrophied (just like my legs) and the weight of intestines literally just hang out. But the GREAT news is that I have feeling now and well on my way to getting lean and mean. No more blaming Filipino Dad’s rice with every damn meal.
You’ll see a ton more about the Walnut Creek facility coming from me for sure. Check them out at projectwalk.com.
You continue to inspire me with your positive attitude, strength, and determination. Project Walk is perfect for you
David Rosenfeld says
Mostly I love you attitude, Rob! Accepting what is, but not giving up on the search for better. “Paraplegic at the moment”. Always a smile. I know there must be frustrating moments, but your resiliency is inspirational. Keep up the posting and blogging.
Peggy House says
So happy you’ve connected with Project Walk.. With your determination and their help, I know.you will be making great strides in your recovery.
I’m so proud of you, dude! I’m sure you have your moments but your positive attitude and smile through it all is infectious! I love being able to follow your journey and will continue sending positive thoughts your way. Love you!
It’s insane to me that we got to hang out last summer and everything was great; and now here I am and life looks so different. But hey, I’m still here so I gotta do something.
Michelle Monhoff says
Love this! So great to see your smile!!! XO