Take the #2900Challenge

You may have seen some of the #2900Challenge posts floating around on social media from our incredible NextStep staff and friends. If not, don’t worry! Now is the perfect time to join the fun.

Here’s the deal.

For each mile Janne travels a day, our NextStep Fitness trainers are doing an equivalent number of an exercise that day. 43 miles = 43 jumping jacks

Follow #2900Challenge on Instagram for the daily rep.

Burpees and squats not your thing? That’s okay! Create your own #2900Challenge like our pal Robby in the video above.


1. Create a donation page

2. Share your challenge on social media using #2900Challenge and #RideforParalysis

3. Challenge your friends and be part of this awesome movement to support Janne and his journey!


But wait, there’s more! Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
Most Creative Challenge
Most Challenging Challenge
Challenge Post with the Most Engagement

Level Up Your Giving

The remarkable support of our loyal donors is one of the reasons why NextStep has gained worldwide recognition in the field of paralysis rehab and fitness. NextStep was a pioneer in the field of paralysis rehab, building the first state-of-the-art, community based, paralysis training center in the U.S. to offer Locomotor and Activity- Based Training.

NextStep Mission

Over 6 million people in the U.S. suffer from paralysis. Most of those individuals do not have access to affordable rehab and fitness resources they need to live long, healthy and happy lives. NextStep offers state-of-the-art equipment, world class certified trainers, and cutting-edge therapies in our centers to provide the best chance for recovery, health, and independence.

Meet Janne Kouri

I am thrilled to embark on the journey of a lifetime. From March 10th to May 15th, I am riding my power wheelchair from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S. Our team will also provide quality-of-life grants, donate medical equipment, and host charity events along our epic adventure.

How to Participate

How to Participate

“The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.” – Gloria Steinem

Ready to learn how you can get involved with our mission? Whether you’re ready to join the team and hit the road or challenge your friends at home, there’s an option for you to participate in the adventure.

LA to DC Events

LA to DC Events

As the LA to DC journey takes shape, we will continue to update this post with new events and additional information about where you can meet Janne on the road.

Interested in having Janne speak at your organization or company in one of the cities below? Shoot us a note through our contact form!