Push to Walk to Host its 5th Annual Summer Boot Camp

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Push to Walk, a non-profit organization to benefit people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis will hold its 5th Annual Summer Boot Camp during July 2016.

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Due to the generosity of our supporters towards our Client Scholarship Fund our clients’ workouts will be half-price all week!

Beginning July 17 through July 23, Push to Walk will hold its Summer Boot Camp for its fifth consecutive year. The camp was envisioned as a way to encourage the non-profit’s current, past, and prospective clients to make connections and learn from one another. The week will focus on providing as many quality specialized workouts to campers as possible and incorporating a variety of social activities for many interests.

Kickoff to the camp will include an ice cream social with motivational speaker and author, Chris Norton. Chris Norton suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing college football, and was given a 3% chance to ever move anything below his neck. Chris shares a powerful message of how to overcome obstacles to reach full potential.

Days will be reserved for workout sessions and each evening will offer opportunities to unwind, enjoy, and participate in events such as: seated yoga, trivia, swim aerobics, and a group fitness class. Push to Walk’s camp week coincides with Dr. Wise Young’s Open House at Rutgers, which the camp will travel to as a whole to listen to research updates and progress on clinical trials coming to the United States. Push to Walk will also have its own open house where vendors, who cater specifically to the organization’s clientele, will be on site to provide demonstrations and information on Wednesday. Members of public are invited to attend.

Push to Walk looks for fun ways to encourage clients to maintain healthy lifestyles in and out of the gym. Summer Boot Camp adds to the organization’s program by introducing clients to new and fun activities.

“Due to the generosity of our supporters towards our Client Scholarship Fund our clients’ workouts will be half-price all week! Our clients work hard and we would not be able to give back to them in this way without our loyal donors,” explains Push to Walk Founder, Cynthia Templeton.

Push to Walk uses exercise trainers certified in methods known to help people regain strength, function and independence and provide one-on-one workouts to their clients. The next closest facilities of this kind are located in Boston and North Carolina.

Online donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: http://www.pushtowalknj.org. For sponsorship opportunities or more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (862) 200-5848 or slajam(at)pushtowalknj(dot)org.

About Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Push to Walk is only able to cover all of its operating costs through client fees, and relies on grants and fundraising events to help make up the difference. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Riverdale, New Jersey. Visit http://www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.

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