Exercise is open for anyone to try but it is especially encouraging to see fitness brands work with athletes who also represent everybody. This is why it is inspiring news to hear of Peloton welcoming CrossFit athlete Logan Aldridge as its first adaptive instructor.
Peleton holds a reputable reputation in the fitness sphere for selling some of the best exercise bikes and best treadmills on the market right now. As well as selling home gym equipment they also deliver workouts and professional input right to people's doors making staying fit more accessible.
However, the work doesn't stop there and is why they very recently introduced active amputee athlete, Logan Aldridge, as Peloton's first adaptive training consultant and future instructor.
Peleton announce its new adaptive instructor on Twitter
Providing an accessible fitness experience to all our Members is important to us. And it’s important to Logan Aldridge, which is exactly why Peloton is bringing him on board as an adaptive training consultant and future Peloton Instructor.Learn more: https://t.co/pjtpmjHHR0 pic.twitter.com/nsAsHAqDttDecember 3, 2021
Aldridge lost one of his arms in a wakeboarding incident as a teenager but didn't let this event stop him from becoming an accomplished athlete later in life. He has set some impressive PRs in his weightlifting career such as a 501-pound deadlift at the 2021 CrossFit Games and a 225-pound clean and jerk at the 2021 Bacon Beatdown.
Now Aldridge's focus is on making fitness training inclusive for everyone. The adaptive athlete comes with a wealth of knowledge in this field from co-founding and directing training at the Adaptive Training Academy where he researches and leads courses on making exercise accessible to everyone, despite ability.
In a Peloton interview Aldridge said, "My experience in the fitness industry and working with this population has highlighted the barriers to entry.
"The Peloton platform provides an opportunity for a solution to get this population access and empowerment. I can’t wait to empower Members living with disabilities to discover their potential through connected fitness with Peloton!"
With Peloton welcoming adaptive CrossFit athlete, Logan Aldridge, onto its team of experts it feels like a step in the right direction toward making fitness training accessible to everybody of all abilities.
If you are keen to get into CrossFit training you can get yourself a pair of best cross training shoes and train like Aldridge.
Jessica is Staff Writer at Fit&Well. Her career in journalism began in local news and she holds a Masters in journalism. Jessica has previously written for Runners World, penning news and features on fitness, sportswear and nutrition.
When she isn't writing up news and features for Fit&Well covering topics ranging from muscle building, to yoga, to female health and so on, she will be outdoors somewhere, testing out the latest fitness equipment and accessories to help others find top products for their own fitness journeys. Her testing pairs up nicely with her love for running. She recently branched out to running 10Ks and is trying to improve her time before moving on to larger races. Jessica also enjoys building on her strength in the gym and is a believer in health and wellness beginning in the kitchen. She shares all of this on her running Instagram account @jessrunshere which she uses for accountability and for connecting with like-minded fitness lovers.
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