MORE THAN 1 MILLION AMERICANS ARE LIVING WITH PARALYSIS CAUSED BY SPINAL CORD INJURY (SCI). REGULAR EXERCISE CONTRIBUTES TO STAYING WELL AND MAINTAINING FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE. THIS COLUMN PRESENTS GUIDELINES FOR AN ADAPTIVE FITNESS PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SCI IN COMMUNITY GYMS AND FITNESS CENTERS.
1South Shore YMCA, Quincy, Massachusetts; and 2Quincy College, Quincy, Massachusetts
Paul Sorace, MS, ACSM RCEP, CSCS*D
Sheryl A. Rosa the director of the Partnership Program for members with physical disabilities at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Wayne L. Westcott teaches exercise science and directs the Fitness Research Center at Quincy College in Quincy, Massachusetts.