Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

Motivational Speaker

Fitness Despite Disability

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by at 3:31 pm on Friday, February 2, 2007

Paradise, CA Santa Ynez River Valley
Copyright 2002, 2003 Photo by Rick, Copyright 2002

Following the exciting news this morning about Do It Myself Blog being named AOL Ability’s Site of the Day, I am now off to Paradise, California, to speak with Gillian Hood-Gabrielson, the founder and President of Healthier Outcomes. Gillian is a popular and in-demand fitness and intuitive eating coach who understands the unique needs of busy women in different ages and stages of life. She is widely known for her ability to create a high degree of motivation among her clients to make exercise and intuitive eating an enjoyable and integral part of their lives.

Today’s interview on fitness and people with disabilities was refreshing because it is a topic often overlooked. Health professionals typically medicalize the subject by referring to it as therapy and rehab for people with disabilities, rather than as fitness, exercise and well-being as it is framed for able-bodies. In addition to this systemic obstacle, there are many other obstacles people with disabilities face when attempting to access fitness activities and facilities. However, new technology, like the Wii computer virtual gaming system, present may possibilities that could be utilized to provide people with disabilities and the sedentary population with fun ways to exercise.

Once you have read my interview with Gillian, please come on back and leave your comments, thoughts and questions. I’d love to hear from you! (If someone asks, I will reveal my initial title for this post. In fact, the first person to post a comment asking what was the initial title will receive a free copy of I’ll Do It Myself – excluding shipping. How is that as way to wrap up the second week of my virtual book tour “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days”!)

Have a great weekend!

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Comment by Glenda Hinz

February 4, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

OK, I’ll ask…what was your initial title for this post? 🙂

I’m looking forward to hosting your Virtual Book Tour this Wednesday!


Comment by Glenda

February 4, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

Hi Glenda!

Thanks for asking! My initial idea, while I was writing my responses for Gillian’s interview late Thursday, was “Woman with Cerebral Palsy Needs Handsome Hunk to Stay Motivated”! Imagine the fun that could have been had with that title.

And, for asking, you win an autographed copy of I’ll Do It Myself (excluding shipping). Congrats! Stay tuned for more giveaways.

Looking forward to our chat on Wednesday.

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