Abilities Virtual Experience

March 26-27, 2021

Online Globally

Open 24 hours each day
Live interviews, workshops and activities: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Adaptive Fun is Coming to you at Home

There is so much to see and do at the Abilities Virtual Experience and it's all accessible online and from anywhere in the world. Engage in adaptive fitness, accessible cooking and so much more.

All experiences will be captioned and ASL interpreted.

Here's what we did in November 2020.

Check back soon for the new March line-up!

ARC Seated Workout

Presented by Angel City Sports & Abilities Recovery Center

ARC Seated Workout

Join the Abilities Recovery Center's Coach Jeff in a high-intensity workout that is sure to get your heart rate up with just a few household items! All you will need is a broomstick, 2x water bottles filled ¾ of the way and a resistance band. This workout is tailored more towards seated athletes ages 11+, but we encourage anyone to try it!

Guided Meditation

Presented by Jackie Gadd, BYOM Yoga

Jackie Gadd Yoga

A 11-minute meditation designed to evoke a sense of calm by focusing on breathing in and out through the nose. Includes positive affirmations, guided imagery, a focus on relaxing body parts. Participants need only find a comfortable sitting/reclined position in a safe place; no special tools or previous experience needed.

Mindful Morning Movement—Chair

Presented by Jackie Gadd, BYOM Yoga

Mindful Morning Movement—Chair

This gentle seated sequence is called morning movement but certainly can be done at any time of the day. Though designed for a chair, participants can adapt for standing, or even modify for a reclined position. Easy to follow instructions guide participants through rhythmic movements matched to breath patterns, to stretch and strengthen muscles, soothe the nervous system and calm the mind.

Mindful Morning Movement—Reclined

Presented by Jackie Gadd, BYOM Yoga

Mindful Morning Movement—Reclined

This sequence is designed to be done in a supine/reclined position, either as a wakeup routine (or as a before-bed practice), or a regular yoga flow for a participant that needs to be in a reclined position in general. It includes breath awareness, arm/leg coordinated movements and gentle stretches for the back to create a sense of mind-body connection and mental peace.

How to Play Chess

Presented by Chess.com and Chess Vets

Chess Vets

Chess Vets aim to improve the opportunity for everyone (particularly veterans) to earn, play and enjoy the game of chess. This video, produced by Chess.com, will walk you through the basics of playing chess so you can start playing with friends either in person or on the computer.

Collage Creativity with Zinnia Moreno

Presented by Zinnia Moreno, Artists for Trauma

Drums Alive

Collage-making is about transformation. This art workshop invites you to look at things in a different way and discover new beauty and meaning in everyday materials. Join Zinnia as she demonstrates collage techniques and shares how collage can be used for self-empowerment. There are a wide variety of materials you can use for your own collage including photographs, magazines, found objects and more.

Cooking Oreo Dirt Cups with Accessible Chef

Presented by Anna Moyer (MS), Accessible Chef & Sam Moyer, self-advocate

Cooking Oreo Dirt Cups with Accessible Chef

Learning how to cook is a fun and easy way to gain more independence. Follow along with Sam and Anna Moyer from Accessible Chef as we make Oreo dirt cups with chocolate pudding and gummy worms. Along the way, we'll also point out some of Sam's favorite cooking tools and give you tips for making cooking more accessible. If you'd like to cook along with us, you'll need instant chocolate pudding mix, 2 cups of milk, 8 Oreo cookies and gummy worms. You can find the visual recipe here: https://accessiblechef.com/recipes/dirt-cups/  

Service Dogs Demonstration

Presented by Kristin Hartness, Canines for Disabled Kids

Service Dogs Demonstration

"Trained work or tasks" are an important requirement of a service dog. These are not emotional support or companionship behaviors, but specific skills trained to help people with a variety of disabilities live life more independently. This virtual presentation shows some examples of the many trained skills available in service dogs today and how they can be combined to support individual independence. Kristin Hartness, Executive Director of Canines for Disabled Kids, talks about trained skills and shares video examples provided by several training programs and service dog teams.

Inclusive Fitness Workout

Presented by Steph the Hammer

Steph the Hammer teaching adaptive fitness

Join Steph the Hammer in an inclusive fitness routine. Follow along to build up a sweat and get a great workout!

Seeds of Inspiration

Presented by Envision Dance Exchange

Envision Dance Exchange

This interactive video gives the viewer a "sneak peak" at & the ability to join an Envision Dance Exchange Class where warm-ups & steps are easily followed (lead by Artistic Director Susan Coutts), and the participant is given the opportunity to learn routines and choreography in the styles of Broadway Jazz and Hip Hop. This fun class awakens the spirit of dance in everyone!

ARC Ambulatory Workout

Presented by Angel City Sports & Abilities Recovery Center

ARC Ambulatory Workout

Get your heart rate up during a high intensity workout with one of the best facilities in the nation! Some items you will need are a chair, a broomstick, a pillow with pillowcase & two water bottles ¾ of the way filled. This workout is tailored more towards ambulatory athletes ages 11+, but all are welcome!

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Fitbound Handcycle Workout

Presented by Angel City Sports & Abilities Recovery Center & Fitbound

ARC Ambulatory Workout

ACS is teaming up with Fitbound to give you a virtual handcycling and small weight workout that just might push your cardio and strength to new heights. It will be a 30-minute accessible class to music and will without a doubt be the best 30 minutes of your day.

Learn to Dance with Auti Angel

Presented by Auti Angel

Auti Angel

Hip Hop dance legend Auti Angel will guide you through choreography for Krizz Kaliko's "Talk Up on It."

The Art of Making Bracelets

Presented by Deborah Vicks

Bracelets Workshop

Join Deborah Vicks to make bracelets at home!

Wheelchair Maintenance

Presented by Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh

Repairing a power wheelchair

Learn how to maintain your wheelchair to ensure it is always in perfect working condition. Instructions for both manual and power wheelchairs will be shown!

Accessible Seated Yoga Practice

Presented by Sarah Starr, host of "Happy Yoga with Sarah Starr"

Yoga with Sarah Starr

Join "Happy Yoga with Sarah Starr" in an accessible yoga practice as we bask in the brilliant desert bloom, enjoying easy to follow yoga moves for the whole body. Including gentle seated sun salutations along with stretches to create more ease in your wrists, neck, shoulders, chest, back, hips and more while using a chair for support.

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