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Blind athletes take part in National Fitness Challenge

Blind athletes take part in National Fitness Challenge

Hundreds across the country are teaming up for a unique fitness challenge that is inspiring all of us.

Jennifer Holladay admits getting outside to get in good shape isn't easy, but with the help of Nora, her guide dog, she's navigating the obstacles.

"It's not safe for me to cross the street," Jennifer said. "She will stop and not let me cross."

Jennifer is one of hundreds in the past few months who have signed up for the National Fitness Challenge.

"I do hoola hooping, I ride a stationary bike, I walk up and down the stairs at work," she said.

This National Fitness Challenge, however, is like no other.

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and the Anthem Foundation are supporting it by giving every athlete a Fitbit with a program that speaks to track their own progress and keep people connected.

"We are all in this together and helping each other out," said recruiter Chuck Geiger.

Part of the goal of this team is to dispel myths that just because you have some kind of a disability doesn't mean you can't overcome it.

The group shows all of us the best way to get what you want is often to see the world with heart.

The fitness challenge is open to everyone nationwide. Click here to you'd like to join.

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