Kevin Saunders Day in Ft. Wayne IN

by / Thursday, June 18, 2009 / Published in Fitnesss 4 All 50 State Tour

Kevin_getting_ready_to_push_with_the_Shreveport_policeI pushed approximately 10 miles from downtown to the interstate with a police motorcycle escort we averaged about 17 to 20 mph with the Police leading the way. I went to city Hall and received a proclamation from the Mayor on Friday a couple days before and now it’s time to move on to the next city.

I am in the process of writing two books. I just finished “Conversations in Health” it will be out in August. The other is titled “Revolutions” regarding the fitness tour across America and my plan is to get the country back on track to fitness. I am currently working on the final edits. My tour across America is providing a lot of inspiration to write about. I get exciting new ideas and meet great people all the time. As a motivational coach and inspirational speaker I stay busy and get to interact on a professional level with lots of people but it’s really nice to just get to talk to folks on the street and get them excited about fitness.

2 P.M. We got ready and packed to leave for the park next to the city building where we met with Dianne Hoover, the Director of Parks and Recreation in Fort Wayne, IN who read the Proclamation from Mayor Richard. Media present: Ch CBS 15, ABC 21, and NBC 33. The Journal Gazette newspaper and a radio station were also present. All of the media did an excellent job. Awareness of my Revolutions tour across America and the need to battle obesity and sedentary life styles is spreading. We will have a stronger, leaner America whatever it takes! Like my friend Lee Labrada who is one of the all time great body building champions like my other friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lee Labrada’s company Labrada nutrition, website, lean body coaching club and lean body contest is focused on helping people get lean and turn fat into muscle. Go to Lee’s site and look for the lean body contest or coaching tips. Who knows you may want to join the contest and see how you can do with the 3 month 12 week challenge and having Mr. Universe Lee Labrada be your personal coach. GO FOR IT!

We had a police escort to the city limits of Fort Wayne. We then returned to the Baymont Hotel to rest for the next days push. The people were the greatest and inspired me even more to stay motivated and keep on making those revolutions of my wheels across America!

You can find my books and more info on my main website at You’ll see pictures, videos and stories about my accident and from my days as a champion wheelchair athlete plus information about my motivational coaching, inspirational speaking, corporate speaking, church speaking, safety speaking, sports speaking and more.

Keep Going for the GOLD! Never Give Up!
Kevin Saunders, motivational speaker
Kevin Saunders

Kevin Saunders is a World Champion Paralympian, motivational speaker, athlete (with multiple gold medals) and author. Kevin Saunders was the first person with a disability appointed to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness Sports (only 20 people are selected for this nationwide) by the President of the United States. Kevin Saunders was first chosen to be appointed to the prestigious Council by President George H.W. Bush and was the only person reappointed by to this Council by President Bill Clinton and he was reappointed again by President George W. Bush as a constituent expert to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. Learn more about Kevin’s story and accomplishments.