Learning About Beep Baseball from a Hall of Famer. Might Still be Time to Register to Win Your FitBit Flex and Total Fit Pack™.
Jessica, Find Your Fit™ host, and Executive Director of WE Fit Wellness™, gets ready to head to Boston for the Marathon. She is certainly not the first blind woman to marathon in Boston. But, she’s our first blind woman to run in the Boston Marathon. Jessica compliments Team with a Vision, sponsored by Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Team Director, Andrea Croak. Jess challenges Kevan and Kevin to run in the New York City Marathon next November. They currently work out with Achilles International, Colorado Springs Chapter, on Monday evenings. The team always recommends Achilles chapters for guides and blind and disabled walkers and runners. Special shout out to PUSH Beverages for keeping the WE Team hydrated and offering best wholesale pricing to blind operators in Randolph-Sheppard (you know who you are, so tell your buddies). Thanks, PUSH!
The man that we got our intro to the “In the News” segments from is Ed Bassmaster. He has been a YouTube star for almost a decade and will have a TV show on CMT starting April 14th called “The Ed Bassmaster Show”.
In the News – Steve Baskis, blind Army veteran and founder of Blind Endeavors, continues to explore and give back to the community by helping others learn about the array of available adaptive equipment. Insurance company John Hancock will give you a discount on your insurance for eating healthy, and for working out?! And the Paralympic ski team parties in Vail.
Beep baseball is an adapted sport for the blind with 24 teams across the USA. In one form or another, the sport has been around for generations. Ron Brown, a member of the Beep Baseball Hall of Fame from Indianapolis, and Garrick Scott, beep baseball athlete, tell us about the history, the rules, the excitement, and the competitive spirit blind folks can find in the game. Ron Brown also serves as second vice president of the National Federation of the Blind. You might want to check out highlights from the 2015 Beep Baseball World Series. This year’s Beep Baseball World Series will be in Ames, Iowa in July. Contact us, or visit nbba.org to form a Beep Baseball team in your community. Perhaps WE Fit Wellness™ could sponsor your team. Play ball!
The Soundbite before the interview was from a show on ESPN called E:60.
Fit Chat! As this episode is posted, Relentless Romero is on Day 21 of his Run Across America. He’s averaging over 50 miles a day. Jessica speaks as only a fellow runner can about Jason’s fighting, yet gracious spirit. She also speaks with tremendous admiration about Rhonda-Marie Avery’s When the World Found Barkley. What a crazy race! You really do want to check out this documentary on Netflix. It’s pretty incredible. Wow! We continue to seek performing artists. If you are a singer, song-writer, musician, comic, impressionist, voice-over artist… send an email to FindYourFit@wefitwellness.com, and we will send you info. If you “find your fit, episode 9” prior to midnight, April 15, then you still have time to enter to win a FitBit Flex activity tracker, and our WE Fit Wellness™ Total Fit Pack™. That’s a $90 value. Send name and contact info to FindYourFit@wefitwellness.com, or call the Fit Phone and leave your info: 866-543-6808 ext. 104. During Fit Chat, Kevan talks about the challenges and opportunities at the Y. Jessica shares tips and tricks for success at fitness centers and gyms.
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