As we finalize plans to attend the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) Conference in Orlando, Florida and present Strength Conditioning for Individuals with Intellectual, Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities, I remember the first discussions our trainers and friends had about designing a piece of fitness equipment that would make specific strength and cardio exercises easier to perform for clients with disabilities. Eventually, the ideas and dreams created a real sense of urgency to customize a piece of equipment for just that purpose. This led us to work with my brother-in-law, an engineer and a welder by trade, who put all the pieces together in his backyard garage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once completed, we officially named this piece of equipment The Slider to recognize its basic functional feature of sliding across the floor. What could be more perfect than inventing this unique piece of iron and steel in the hometown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and former headquarters of U.S. Steel? The Slider continues to be a topic of proud conversation at Right Fit with our clients and staff.