Rumba with Tina!

Experience an upbeat and incredibly fun seated dance workout class for all ages and abilities - Rumba with Tina! We are excited to partner with BORP and introduce you to the virtual fitness programs they offer for people with disabilities. Grab a water bottle and a towel and bring your moves! Register

Backbones Virtual Open Mic

Calling all disabled creatives! We are looking for performers for our open mic. Our first event was so successful that we are excited to do it again! Do you have a story to share or a song to sing? A dance number or a heartfelt poem? We want to hear from you!   If you prefer …
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PeerConnect: Adaptive Fitness with Dare2Tri

Backbones is excited to partner with Dare2Tri to offer a series of virtual adaptive fitness sessions in February! These high-intensity interval sessions will include both strength training and cardiovascular activity. Each workout is modifiable for all ability levels and can be completed with or without equipment. During this introductory meeting, we will: Give a demonstration …
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Dare2Tri Fitness Challenge

BACKBONES and Dare2Tri are offering a series of 30 minute virtual fitness sessions! You can do this sitting down or standing up, so invite your friends, roommates, or even your kids! These interval sessions will include both strength training and cardiovascular activity. Each workout is modifiable for all ability levels and can be completed with …
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Peer Connect: Bladder Health

Managing a neurogenic bladder after a spinal cord injury can often times be confusing and frustrating. That's why BACKBONES is hosting two events about bladder health - one for men and one for women - with a medical professional in attendance. We will discuss background on neurogenic bladders, different types of catheters, UTIs, medication, bladder …
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Sitting Pretty Book Discussion

Join us for a discussion on the book Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body. We'll be joined by the author, Rebekah Taussig! About the book: From disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty comes a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing …
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PeerConnect: Parents of SCI

When an individual acquires a spinal cord injury, it has an impact on the entire family. Parents have to quickly learn to navigate the confusing world of medical care, health insurance, caregiving and financial strain when their child is diagnosed with a SCI. Our informal chat will offer a space to learn from and support …
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Adaptive Workout with Vertical Blonde

Backbones is excited to partner with Sarah Foley, also known as Vertical Blonde, to offer an adaptive fitness class! As a wheelchair user herself, Sarah saw the need for a more inclusive fitness program and created Disability Icon Fitness, which provides workouts for a seated lifestyle, accountability and coaching. Come try one of her upbeat …
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PeerConnect: Parents of SCI

When an individual acquires a spinal cord injury, it has an impact on the entire family. Parents have to quickly learn to navigate the confusing world of medical care, health insurance, caregiving and financial strain when their child is diagnosed with a SCI.Our informal chat will offer a space to learn from and support other …
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Women’s Series: Access to Healthcare

Women with spinal cord injury and disabilities face unique challenges when accessing healthcare. Join us for a conversation about access to healthcare for women with SCI/D. We will be discussing topics such as knowing your rights, how to find a healthcare provider who knows SCI/D, as well as mammograms, birth control, physicals, and other more!SPECIAL …
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