the project 7 team

Keeping Active With The 7 Project

Towards the end of the summer we were contacted by Emily, a personal trainer living in Pensacola, Florida. Emily works for a small, non-profit gym called The 7 Project which caters specifically for clients who have physical disabilities; focussing on enhancing their day to day quality of life via fitness, nutrition and support. Emily told …

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General Purpose Assistive gloves in the gym and rehab

Asking your Questions: Why is rehab/ exercise important after injury?

Here at Active Hands we know how valuable the experiences of others can be when you’re faced with a life-changing disability, or trying to adapt to something new with an existing disability. Finding a community to share tips with or ask advice from can be invaluable, no matter what stage of life you are in.  …

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Ben Clark holding free weights with general purpose aids

“Life is for living!” – Ben Clark’s story

Ben Clark is the man behind the YouTube channel ‘AdaptToPerform’ and head of strength, conditioning and sports science for a performance swimming club, working with some of the country’s best swimmers. This month, we’ve been chatting to him about his work, how and why he started his channel and what he hopes to achieve, for …

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Jose in the gym with the General Purpose aid. Adaptive gym equipment. Suitable for reduced hand function: tetra, quad, cerebral palsy, SCI, spinal cord injury, limb difference, stroke and more.

José R. Maldonado – Stroke, A Personal Testimonial

In December 2002 José Maldonado, a dedicated husband and father of two, suffered a devastating intra-cerebral hemorrhage; a type of stroke caused by the sudden rupture of an artery within the brain.  Unfortunately, like many stroke survivors, he experienced loss of function in both his lower and upper extremities, meaning he needed to use a wheelchair, …

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Brandon doing a chin up using General Purpose aid. Adaptive gym equipment. Suitable for reduced hand function: tetra, quad, cerebral palsy, SCI, spinal cord injury, limb difference, stroke and more.

Rehabilitation….and beyond.

In 2012, Brandon Beack was an incredibly active and talented teenager.  In addition to showing real talent in music and dancing, Brandon was a highly aspirational gymnast, competing for Western Province in the South African championships.  His sights were firmly set on selection for the Junior Olympics and he was training for four hours, six …

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