Chloe’s Uplifting Spirit
Chloe Kaalund’s weightlifting journey began early in junior high school when she was approached by her gym coach about a potential position on her school’s weightlifting team. Since then, Chloe has displayed great interest in weightlifting and has worked hard to pursue various weight lifting goals. She has received numerous trophies and has even set new state and world records.
Chloe competes in her own weight division and engages in a weight training program 3 days a week. This allows her the time to work out at the gym while also competing in different weight lifting tournaments. Chloe has won two World Association Benchers and Deadlifters trophies in both bench press and deadlift, and this year, she competed in Las Vegas and won State Records for bench press at 166.34 pounds and for deadlift at 308.6 pounds.
At 31 years old, Chloe is a client of UCP’s Applied Abilities Program in Tracy. She enjoys participating in this program and going out into the community and interacting with other program participants. Chloe continues to live her life without limits, making everyone at UCP proud of all her hard work and everything she has accomplished.
STEPtember – Mark It On Your Calendar
Stepping up for STEPtember. A fundraising event that is the perfect way to improve your fitness while raising awareness and funds for your local UCP.
STEPtember challenges teams of 4 people to each walk 10,000 steps a day. But you’re not limited to just walking! You can run, swim, bike, and even do yoga to meet your goal. And who doesn’t love some friendly competition? Take on teams from around the area and all over the world, or just spend some quality time with friends and family getting active. And as if bragging rights aren’t enough, UCP will also acknowledge the top teams through e-blasts during the event and on its Facebook page, as well as in their newsletter at the end of the event.
Money raised from this challenge will go to support your local UCP and the necessary services that they have continued to provide for over 50 years. As an advocate for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities UCP has been a major source of comfort for more than 2,000 individuals year after year.