Adaptive Athlete Training
How we got started
With both grandfathers having served in the military, Impact Fitness co-founder and owner, Denny Locascio, has always had a passion for supporting the veteran community. In 2016, Denny connected with the Wounded Warrior foundation and through the foundation, was introduced to Impact's first adaptive athlete. Over the years, the program has grown to include athletes with spinal cord injuries (SCIs), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and amputated athletes.
Through the community formed at Impact, athletes have competed together in a range of events, including in the Skyway 10k's first ever wheelchair division, as well as in the Sup & Run 5k, hosted by Operation Second Chance.
Click here to see the interview of several athletes training for the Skyway 10k at Impact.