The next time you say to yourself, oh I can’t lose this weight, or I can’t get in the shape I want, I can’t do this last rep or exercise, or put any other limits on yourself in life, think about Richie Parker, who was recently featured on SportsCenter, and is defying what limits are every single day.
Parker was born with a non-genetic birth defect which left him without arms. But that never stopped him. Not only has he been able to ride a bike, drive a car, and eat from the same utensils we hold with our hands, but he is also a vehicle engineer for Hendrick Motorsports, the most winning organization in NASCAR.
“I don’t listen too much to people when they tell me I can’t do something. [There’s] not a whole lot that’s going to stand in my way.”
Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.