Fitness program is designed for disabled people


By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Chase Borders was told he would never move again - let alone breathe on his own - after being paralyzed in a dirt bike accident.


A practice jump in 2006 resulted in his motor locking up and the bike he was riding flipping on a 90-foot drop. The bike hit Borders in the head, paralyzing him instantly.



25-year-old now works out at Auburn University Montgomery's Wellness Center, thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities.

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It's part of a program offering individuals the chance at an exercise plan through cardio exercises and resistance training.


About 50 people with developmental disabilities - including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries - began the program at AUM in September.


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