Meet the SHAPE Team Series: DJ Preiner

DJ greDJ webw up in Gilbert, Minnesota which is a small city northeast of the Mesabi Iron Range. DJ earned a degree in Health Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and has been with CHOICE for the past 6 years. DJ has great positive energy and brings his personal motto with him to CHOICE each and every day: when the wind does not blow your way, adjust your sails. DJ is an avid outdoorsman and especially loves to spend time camping and fishing with his wife, family and friends. DJ looks to the outdoors for

Meet the SHAPE Team Series: Jake Purnick


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We've been lucky enough to have Jake as part of the CHOICE team for the past 3 years. He grew up in Crystal, MN and studied Sociology at Bemidji State University. Jake lives for the outdoors. He is happiest when he is fishing, hunting, camping, four wheeling and spending time at the cabin with his family and twin baby boys. Jake reminds us that

Why Can't People with Disabilities Go to Just Any Gym?

Individuals with disabilities frequently endure other health issues related to their disability, such as secondary and associated conditions (Green, 2012). Secondary conditions are complications that occur as a result of a disease or disability such as obesity, hypertension, and deconditioning.