CrossFit Omaha is a proud corporate fitness partner of Quality Living, Inc.

QLI (Quality Living, Inc.) is a private, nonprofit corporation that was founded in 1987. Since our earliest days, QLI’s mission has been to deliver life-changing rehabilitation and care for individuals with brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other severe physical disability. With this mission clearly in mind, QLI has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive center for post-hospital brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation and care services in the entire United States.

The work that QLI does is not easy. We are in the business of helping to rebuild lives that have been shattered by a catastrophic event. No one ever expects to suffer a brain or spinal cord injury, and the recovery process can be frustrating, painful, and scary. But when these types of injuries do occur, it is QLI’s promise and pledge to be up to the challenge. To date, QLI’s Tri-Dimensional Rehabilitation® program has touched the lives of thousands of individuals and their families from all across the country.

QLI is extremely proud to have been designated a Best Place to Work in Omaha an unprecedented six times by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Baird Holm LLP. The “culture” of QLI is extraordinary, and it is something you have to experience firsthand to truly understand. QLI’s culture is a major differentiator from many other rehabilitation and care providers, and we work hard to maintain this uniquely positive culture for our clients and their families who benefit from being surrounded by a motivated and uplifting support system. Being an employer of choice has also allowed QLI to attract and retain an incredibly talented team of dedicated, expert staff who work directly with our clients on a daily basis.

QLI is based on a beautiful, 60-acre campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Thanks to generous philanthropic support, we have grown to offer specialized services to up to 211 individuals residing in private rooms across five distinct programs and services. QLI employs over 350 staff members in the Omaha area.

Created in partnership with Crossfit Omaha

Guts. Resilience. Intensity. Tenacity

GRIT is a functional fitness exercise program that combines the clinical expertise of QLI’s rehabilitation model and the extensive knowledge of nationally known CrossFit athletes. It is a community-based program and focuses on training the body’s muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movement. These well-rounded workouts improve health, posture, flexibility, strength and balance – key to everyday wellness and maximizing purposeful activity in everyday life.

Who is an ideal candidate for the program?

  • Individuals who have acquired a physical impairment such as a spinal cord injury, amputation and left- or right-sided weakness due to stroke or other injury
  • Individuals who have acquired a cognitive impairment such as a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, stroke or PTSD
  • Individuals who have degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Freidrich’s Ataxia
What is the ideal fitness level of a GRIT applicant?

GRIT is a fully individualized fitness service that is adapted and tailored to your personal abilities and fitness level. As a result, GRIT is suitable for a wide range of participants, including, but not limited to:

  • Those new to or unfamiliar with physical fitness training programs
  • Individuals who have recently completed or are currently participating in a physical therapy/rehabilitation services
  • Regular gym attendees looking to benefit from a small class size and more intense training
What do you need to know about the program?

  • Current classes run twice a week for 12 weeks.
  • Classes are no bigger than 4-5 participants allowing for a ratio of two participants for every coach.
  • Includes an onboarding process with coaches taking the time to understand your injury, limitations and goals.
  • Each class has one highly-skilled QLI Rehabilitation Trainer who is educated in adaptive functional fitness and whose background is working with the clientele listed above.
  • Each class has at least one Cross-Fit certified instructor. Our CrossFit instructors are nationally renowned experts in functional fitness.
  • Physical Therapists on-site on a consultative basis for programming as needed.