Category Archives: Travel

Meet Janne Kouri of Nextstep Fitness

Imagine riding up to 60 miles per day on a wheelchair, with much of those miles on busy roads and freeways. Now imagine doing that everyday for 2 months! On this episode of United on Wheels we’ll talk to Janne Kouri, the president and founder of Nextstep Fitness who is doing just that! Why you ask? He’s undertaken this journey to raise awareness about the needs of people with spinal cord injury and to raise funds for Nextstep Fitness recovery centers! He joins us from Oklahoma City on his way to our nation’s capital! Listen to this amazing and inspiring wheeler as he joins our host Ian Ruder on this episode of United On Wheels.

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Air travel with SCI

Between broken wheel chairs, awkward aisle chairs, uncomfortable plane flights, poorly trained airport staff, there are a ton of reasons why flying as a wheelchair user can be an overwhelming prospect. But it doesn’t have to be! Listen for some advice from some very experienced wheelchair travelers.