Powered to DANCE/Powered to DRUM with Drumba - Update
Powered to DANCE just finished the spring sessions and our participants had a great time learning different dance formats and specific movements. The mission of Powered to Move is to help folks with different types of disabilities find ways to stay active that they enjoy. Powered to DANCE has encouraged the participants to keep moving in different ways...one participant has gone on to take more dance classes,
and another has found new confidence. His mom shared,
"It's been so much fun for my son & has touched my heart to see him more active & doing something he loves. He has a hard time with jumping & lifting his feet. However, he loves music and always tries to dance (to the best of his abilities). In the last class at the very end he asked for me to take off his shoes and leg braces. A huge shock since he is so dependent on them and normally is not comfortable doing that outside of home (his safe zone). I took them off and he ran back into the class and was actually at times getting a little air in his steps (a few skips). SO amazing what music, dancing and just some fun socializing can do for you. We do so many therapies every week that feel like hard work, so it was a delight to have an activity that was fun and therapeutic at the same time."
It doesn't get any better than receiving responses like this!
Powered to DRUM with Drumba just started. We've had a fantastic time cardio drumming to some current hit songs and classic oldies from the 80's. We have a full house and some real rockstar drummers. There is lots of evidence that drumming is therapeutic for those with special needs and it's also a very effective cardio workout.
But most of all it's FUN and mom/dad/caregivers are getting in on it too! One mom shared, "it's not often that we get to do something like this together. We are having a great time, it's good for me, but also my son's special needs have been considered.
Stay tuned for more Dancing, Drumming, Adapted Bootcamps, Racing and MORE!
Handcycle / Wingman Program News!
Powered to Move giddy upped at the 40th annual Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth. Our Wingman Teams and Handcyclist did not disappoint...rolling like the wind in the marathon and half marathon. A few weeks later, Handcyclists - Ben, Addis, Mike and John participated in Ride Ataxia - an advanced 25 miles, very hilly ride.
Next up is the Big Star Half and Cinco De Mayo Race! We have teams in all lengths running, rolling, riding and walking. #MoveWhatYouCan
Save the Date - Powered to Q - Join us on September 29th for some food, fun and festivities! Details coming soon.