Importance of adaptive fitness and awareness

Peloton's Logan Alridge joins the show to talk about the importance of adaptive fitness and increasing its visibility.
4:30 | 12/04/23

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WELCOME BACK. IT'S MOTIVATION MONDAY IT'S MOTIVATION MONDAY AND PEOPLE ARE STARTING AND PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO THINK ABOUT THEIR NEW YEAR'S TO THINK ABOUT THEIR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS AND FITNESS RESOLUTIONS AND FITNESS IS USUALLY AT THE TOP OF IS USUALLY AT THE TOP OF THAT LIST. THAT LIST. >> NOW, THIS YEAR, PELOTON >> NOW, THIS YEAR, PELOTON INSTRUCTORS TO MAKE SURE INSTRUCTORS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CAN PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CAN MAKE ONE OF THOSE MOST COMMON MAKE ONE OF THOSE MOST COMMON RESOLUTIONS ACTUALLY HAPPEN. RESOLUTIONS ACTUALLY HAPPEN. LOGAN ALDRIDGE LOST HIS ARM LOGAN ALDRIDGE LOST HIS ARM AT 13. AT 13. NOW HE'S WORKING TO CREATE NOW HE'S WORKING TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE FITNESS TRAINING FOR EVERYONE FITNESS TRAINING FOR EVERYONE AND PELOTON'S LOGAN ALDRIDGE AND PELOTON'S LOGAN ALDRIDGE JOINS ME NOW TO HIGHLIGHT JOINS ME NOW TO HIGHLIGHT YESTERDAY'S INTERNATIONAL DAY YESTERDAY'S INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. LOOK AT THAT. LOOK AT THAT. I STILL AM FLOORED BY THAT I STILL AM FLOORED BY THAT PICTURE EVERY TIME I SEE IT, PICTURE EVERY TIME I SEE IT, BUT I WANT TO START BUT I WANT TO START THE YOU START ALL OF THE YOU START ALL OF YOUR CLASSES. YOUR CLASSES. WE ARE HERE IN THE WE ARE HERE IN THE ABC NEWS LIVE STUDIO IN NEW ABC NEWS LIVE STUDIO IN NEW YORK. YORK. I'VE GOT ON A BIRD DRESS I'VE GOT ON A BIRD DRESS AND SOME SILVER EARRINGS. AND SOME SILVER EARRINGS. I AM ACROSS FROM LOGAN I AM ACROSS FROM LOGAN ALDRIDGE. ALDRIDGE. >> LOGAN, WALK US THROUGH IT. >> LOGAN, WALK US THROUGH IT. WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO START OFF YOUR CLASSES YOU TO START OFF YOUR CLASSES THIS WAY? THIS WAY? >> ABSOLUTELY. >> ABSOLUTELY. DIANE. DIANE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME. ME. AND ON THAT NOTE, AND ON THAT NOTE, A LITTLE DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE A LITTLE DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE FOR MYSELF. FOR MYSELF. I'M A WHITE SWEATER HERE IN THE I'M A WHITE SWEATER HERE IN THE STUDIO SO THAT MOMENT IS JUST STUDIO SO THAT MOMENT IS JUST A MOMENT OF DESCRIPTIVE A MOMENT OF DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE. LANGUAGE. DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE IS WAY FOR DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE IS WAY FOR US TO LEND OURSELVES TOWARDS US TO LEND OURSELVES TOWARDS OUR LOW VISION, BLIND OUR LOW VISION, BLIND AND ATHLETES. AND ATHLETES. >> WE ARE A PLATFORM >> WE ARE A PLATFORM OF CONNECTED FITNESS. OF CONNECTED FITNESS. WE UTILIZE SCREENS AND DEVICES WE UTILIZE SCREENS AND DEVICES TO TRANSLATE THAT FITNESS TO TRANSLATE THAT FITNESS TO WHEREVER THAT INTIMATE TO WHEREVER THAT INTIMATE INDIVIDUAL IS AND MEET WHERE INDIVIDUAL IS AND MEET WHERE THEY ARE. THEY ARE. >> SO TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE >> SO TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE WEARING AND THE MOMENT WE'RE WEARING AND THE MOMENT WE'RE IN DOES JUST THAT. IN DOES JUST THAT. IT BROADENS OUR ACCESSIBILITY, IT BROADENS OUR ACCESSIBILITY, OUR APERTURE TO WELCOME OUR APERTURE TO WELCOME EVERYONE HERE ON THE PLATFORM EVERYONE HERE ON THE PLATFORM TO JOIN US IN WORKOUTS. TO JOIN US IN WORKOUTS. >> BECAUSE SOME OF YOUR WORKOUT >> BECAUSE SOME OF YOUR WORKOUT BUDDIES, THEY'RE LISTENING, BUDDIES, THEY'RE LISTENING, THEY'RE NOT JUST WATCHING. THEY'RE NOT JUST WATCHING. SO NOW. SO NOW. >> THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE MORE >> THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE MORE PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. EXACTLY RIGHT. EXACTLY RIGHT. TOTALLY UNDERSTAND TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THE ENVIRONMENT, PARTICIPATING THE ENVIRONMENT, PARTICIPATING IN LOVE THAT NOW YOU LOST IN LOVE THAT NOW YOU LOST YOUR ARM IN A WAKEBOARDING YOUR ARM IN A WAKEBOARDING ACCIDENT AT 13, BUT YOU SAY ACCIDENT AT 13, BUT YOU SAY THAT FOR YOU THIS ISN'T THAT FOR YOU THIS ISN'T A DISABILITY THIS IS YOUR A DISABILITY THIS IS YOUR ABILITY. ABILITY. WHY? WHY? WALK ME THROUGH THAT. WALK ME THROUGH THAT. YEAH, I THINK, YOU KNOW, YEAH, I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE TERM DISABILITY THE TERM DISABILITY IS IMPORTANT. IS IMPORTANT. IT'S NECESSARY IN THE MEDICAL IT'S NECESSARY IN THE MEDICAL SPACE. SPACE. >> IT HAS SOME NEGATIVE >> IT HAS SOME NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS IN ASSOCIATING CONNOTATIONS IN ASSOCIATING A LACK OF ABILITY TO DO A LACK OF ABILITY TO DO SOMETHING. SOMETHING. >> AND FOR MYSELF, LOSING AN >> AND FOR MYSELF, LOSING AN ARM AT 13, THERE'S A LOSS OF A ARM AT 13, THERE'S A LOSS OF A LIMB AND THE ASSOCIATION OF IT LIMB AND THE ASSOCIATION OF IT BEING THE LACK OF AN APPENDAGE, BEING THE LACK OF AN APPENDAGE, YOU DID LOSE SOMETHING YOU DID LOSE SOMETHING BUT FRANKLY, I BELIEVE I GAINED BUT FRANKLY, I BELIEVE I GAINED SO MUCH MORE. SO MUCH MORE. THE PERSPECTIVE THAT I HAVE, THE PERSPECTIVE THAT I HAVE, THE OUTLOOK, I HAVE TO SEE THE OUTLOOK, I HAVE TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE AND IMPLEMENT OTHER PEOPLE AND IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS IN WAYS THAT I DON'T SOLUTIONS IN WAYS THAT I DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE HAD THINK I WOULD HAVE HAD PREVIOUSLY. PREVIOUSLY. AND SO IT FAR MORE OF AN AND SO IT FAR MORE OF AN ABILITY THAN A DISABILITY FOR ABILITY THAN A DISABILITY FOR ME. ME. >> SO TALK ABOUT ADAPTIVE. >> SO TALK ABOUT ADAPTIVE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU? WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT AND WHAT WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT AND WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS BE DONE DO YOU THINK NEEDS BE DONE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? >> WE ALL DESERVE TO PURSUE >> WE ALL DESERVE TO PURSUE OUR BEST SELVES, BEST HEALTH, OUR BEST SELVES, BEST HEALTH, OUR BEST PHYSICAL SELF, OUR BEST PHYSICAL SELF, SPIRITUAL, MENTAL SELF. SPIRITUAL, MENTAL SELF. AND WE KNOW THAT THE WAY TO DO AND WE KNOW THAT THE WAY TO DO THAT IS THROUGH EXERCISE THAT IS THROUGH EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT IN THE SAME WAY AND MOVEMENT IN THE SAME WAY THAT WE ALL HAVE HEALTH CARE THAT WE ALL HAVE HEALTH CARE FOR. FOR. >> WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG >> WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG AND WE'RE UNABLE TO TAKE CARE AND WE'RE UNABLE TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES, WE LOOK AT TAKING OF OURSELVES, WE LOOK AT TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES IN A HEALTHY CARE OF OURSELVES IN A HEALTHY WAY, AND THAT SHOULD BE OFFERED WAY, AND THAT SHOULD BE OFFERED TO ANYONE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR TO ANYONE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR ABILITY OF THEIR BACKGROUND. ABILITY OF THEIR BACKGROUND. AND SO ADAPTIVE FITNESS MEETS AND SO ADAPTIVE FITNESS MEETS INDIVIDUALS WHERE. INDIVIDUALS WHERE. THEY ARE. THEY ARE. AND THROUGH THIS PLATFORM WE AND THROUGH THIS PLATFORM WE CAN DO SO AND MAKE SURE CAN DO SO AND MAKE SURE THEY'RE SEEN REPRESENTED THEY'RE SEEN REPRESENTED AND TAUGHT SAFE WAYS TO MOVE AND TAUGHT SAFE WAYS TO MOVE THEIR BODY. THEIR BODY. >> THE NEW YEAR IS RIGHT AROUND >> THE NEW YEAR IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND WE KNOW WE THE CORNER AND WE KNOW WE ALL DO THE THING RIGHT WITH ALL DO THE THING RIGHT WITH JANUARY 1ST. JANUARY 1ST. I'M TO DO X, Y, Z. I'M TO DO X, Y, Z. THIS IS WHAT I'M GOING THIS IS WHAT I'M GOING TO IMPROVE THIS YEAR. TO IMPROVE THIS YEAR. FITNESS IS NORMALLY TOP THAT FITNESS IS NORMALLY TOP THAT LIST AND THEN BY FEBRUARY LIST AND THEN BY FEBRUARY YOU'VE ALREADY STOPPED GOING YOU'VE ALREADY STOPPED GOING TO THE GYM DESPITE TO THE GYM DESPITE PAYING FOR THE MEMBERSHIP PAYING FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND ALL THAT STUFF. AND ALL THAT STUFF. SO WHAT'S YOUR BEST ADVICE SO WHAT'S YOUR BEST ADVICE TO GET MOTIVATED NOW? TO GET MOTIVATED NOW? AND MAYBE NOT WAIT UNTIL AND MAYBE NOT WAIT UNTIL JANUARY 1ST OR AND MORE JANUARY 1ST OR AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, TO KEEP IMPORTANTLY, TO KEEP THAT MOMENTUM GOING WHENEVER? THAT MOMENTUM GOING WHENEVER? >> IT IS THAT YOU START. >> IT IS THAT YOU START. ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WE ALL SAY WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WE ALL SAY THIS, BUT WE'RE ALL HUMAN LIFE THIS, BUT WE'RE ALL HUMAN LIFE . . THINGS WILL HAPPEN. THINGS WILL HAPPEN. BUT TO CREATE PURPOSE BUT TO CREATE PURPOSE AND INTENTION AND FRANKLY, AND INTENTION AND FRANKLY, UNDERSTANDING OF WHY UNDERSTANDING OF WHY YOU'RE CHOOSING TO GET INTO YOU'RE CHOOSING TO GET INTO THE FITNESS AND IT CAN BE THOSE THE FITNESS AND IT CAN BE THOSE GOALS OF JUST TRYING TO GET GOALS OF JUST TRYING TO GET HEALTHIER, LOOK BETTER, HEALTHIER, LOOK BETTER, BUT UNDERSTAND THE TRANSLATION BUT UNDERSTAND THE TRANSLATION IT HAS OUTSIDE OF THE GYM. IT HAS OUTSIDE OF THE GYM. AND FOR ADAPTIVE ATHLETES AND FOR ADAPTIVE ATHLETES AND ALL INDIVIDUALS IS WE'RE AND ALL INDIVIDUALS IS WE'RE TRYING TO LIVE A LONG TRYING TO LIVE A LONG FULFILLED, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. FULFILLED, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. >> AND SO IN ORDER TO DO THAT, >> AND SO IN ORDER TO DO THAT, WE NEED TO TRAIN MOVEMENTS WE NEED TO TRAIN MOVEMENTS THAT TRANSLATE OUTSIDE OF THE THAT TRANSLATE OUTSIDE OF THE GYM, GETTING DOWN AND GETTING GYM, GETTING DOWN AND GETTING UP. UP. >> WE CALL THOSE BURPEES. >> WE CALL THOSE BURPEES. WE LOVE TO HATE THEM. WE LOVE TO HATE THEM. WE HATE TO LOVE THEM, BUT SO WE HATE TO LOVE THEM, BUT SO FOR WHAT WE'RE OFFERING, AGAIN, FOR WHAT WE'RE OFFERING, AGAIN, TO CREATE ACCESSIBILITY, TO CREATE ACCESSIBILITY, INCLUSION EVERYWHERE, RIDING INCLUSION EVERYWHERE, RIDING ON THE BACK OF YESTERDAY DAY, ON THE BACK OF YESTERDAY DAY, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, DROPPING WITH DISABILITIES, DROPPING A SEEDED ADAPTIVE TRANSFER A SEEDED ADAPTIVE TRANSFER PROGRAM. PROGRAM. TODAY, I'M SO GRATEFUL TO DROP TODAY, I'M SO GRATEFUL TO DROP THAT CONTENT BECAUSE IT'S GOING THAT CONTENT BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO DO EXACTLY THAT GIVES TO DO EXACTLY THAT GIVES SOMEONE THE TOOLS TO GET SOMEONE THE TOOLS TO GET AND NOT ONLY LEARN A MOVEMENT AND NOT ONLY LEARN A MOVEMENT IN THE GYM, BUT WILL TRANSLATE IN THE GYM, BUT WILL TRANSLATE TO A HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE, TO A HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE, MORE INDEPENDENCE OUTSIDE MORE INDEPENDENCE OUTSIDE OF THE GYM SO THAT WE CAN OF THE GYM SO THAT WE CAN UTILIZE ALL THIS FITNESS UTILIZE ALL THIS FITNESS AND ABILITY WE GAINED IN THE AND ABILITY WE GAINED IN THE GYM TO EXPRESS AND LIVE. GYM TO EXPRESS AND LIVE. >> MOST FULFILLED LIFE WE CAN >> MOST FULFILLED LIFE WE CAN IS TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO DO IS TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO DO A BURPEE. A BURPEE. REALLY A GIFT THOUGH? REALLY A GIFT THOUGH? DO WE REALLY WANT THAT? DO WE REALLY WANT THAT? I DO. I DO. I GUESS I'M TWISTED ENOUGH I GUESS I'M TWISTED ENOUGH TO SAY. TO SAY. IF YOU GOT TO COME AT ME, IF YOU GOT TO COME AT ME, I'M OKAY. I'M OKAY. I'LL TAKE THAT. I'LL TAKE THAT. IF YOU GOT TO TELL ME IF YOU GOT TO TELL ME SOMETHING. SOMETHING. ABSOLUTELY

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