Introducing Sportable Wellness Initiatives (WINS)!

Sportable WINS include a variety of resources, events, webinars, and training programs to support you in your wellness journey.

This project and related materials are supported (in part) by Contract # A262 – 90012 from the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund administered by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CNI Trust Fund or DARS.

Sportable WINS

  • Wellness Webinars - Monthly Health & Wellness Series

  • Sportable Squad - Inclusive Fitness & Recreation Events

  • M.E.N.T.O.R. - FREE Virtual Wellness Coaching

Sportable Wellness Initiatives

At Sportable, we know optimizing your health isn’t just about physical activity. Striving for wellness requires a balance of physical, mental, and environmental factors.

Sportable’s diverse sports programs benefit our athletes in many ways, but we knew there was more we could do to enhance their overall wellbeing.

This program is entirely customizable to fit you and your wellness needs and preferences.

You might join us for a Sportable Squad pop-up yoga class, learn something new at a Wellness Webinar, or take a deep dive into your wellness habits and routines with our 8-week MENTOR program.

Wellness

Join us for monthly one-hour webinars with experts covering various Health & Wellness topics. Watch recordings of previous Wellness Webinars on our Sportable YouTube channel!

Open to anyone who has a physical disability or visual impairment and can follow age appropriate instruction. Sportable Membership NOT required.

Squad

This event series features inclusive fitness and recreation events throughout the year. Move your body, spend time in nature, try a new sport, explore new accessible locations, and make some new friends.

IN-PERSON

  • Open ALL to Sportable members, 14 years and older. Younger participants may join with prior permission from program staff.

VIRTUAL & FITNESS

  • Open to anyone who has a physical disability or visual impairment and can follow age appropriate instruction. Sportable Membership NOT required.

M.E.N.T.O.R.

Join the M.E.N.T.O.R. Virtual Wellness Coaching Course, a FREE 8-week course that meets virtually 5-hours a week to dive deep into all areas of Wellness. Learn more HERE.

Open to any Virginia resident, 18 years and older, who has a physical disability or visual impairment and can follow age appropriate instruction. Sportable Membership NOT required. Priority registration given to people with Spinal Cord Injuries or Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Current Program Opportunities

Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention and being present to the here and now. During these live group sessions, you'll learn tools and strategies you can apply to your daily life as well as benefit from support and wisdom from peers with disabilities who may have similar lived experience to your own. The group will be led by Alison Shapiro, a trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, with assistance from Steve Fidrych.

Dates: Starting January 11, 2024, Sportable's Mindfulness group will meet 2x/month, every 2nd and 4th Thursday

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Who: This program is designed for Sportable athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments. Sportable Membership NOT required.

Fitness for Function

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Join fellow Sportable athletes in this 4-week functional fitness program led by Sheila Grant, AFPA Certified Advanced Personal Trainer and Owner of Shape, Inc! Sheila will lead the group through various stations of exercises to improve your overall strength and fitness with equipment like resistance bands, weights, adaptive jump ropes and more. Whether you work out often or are just beginning a fitness journey, we're ready to adapt exercises for you.

Date: Wednesdays, February 7-February 28, 2024

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM

Location: Beulah Recreation Center - Multipurpose Room -  6901 Hopkins Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23234

Who: Open to anyone who has a physical disability or visual impairment and can follow age appropriate instruction. Sportable Membership NOT required.

Meet the Sportable Health Coaches

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Caitlyn Berry

Occupational Therapist
Health & Wellness Outcome Manager at Sportable
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Alyssa Gialamas

Paralympian (London 2012, Rio 2016)
Founder at Adapt, Move & Gain (AMG) Fitness
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Sheila Grant

Certified Advanced Personal Trainer, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
Owner at Shape, Inc.
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Katherine Surrett

Social Worker, Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Intake Coordinator at the Mill House
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Jacki Davis

ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Fitness Warrior at Sports Backers