TORONTO, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - New participants. New Paralympians. New mindset. AMI is proud to announce Season three of Mind Set Go returns Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. Eastern to AMI-tv.
An Anaïd and AMI production in partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Mind Set Go's newest eight episodes feature Integrated Described Video ensuring they are accessible to viewers who are blind or partially sighted.
The third season of Mind Set Go follows eight Canadians living with a disability, debilitating injury or chronic pain as they transform their physical, mental and emotional health over a 90-day journey of body, mind and soul. As previously announced, lead expert Stephanie Dixon—a 19-time Paralympic medalist—and fellow Paralympians provide encouragement, insight and advice to help the participants face their biggest physical and emotional obstacles heads-on.
"We're thrilled to welcome Stephanie Dixon, her fellow Paralympians and a new group of participants to AMI-tv," says John Melville, Vice-President of Programming and Production. "We're honoured to tell the stories of these everyday Canadians. I know they will connect with and encourage our viewers to embrace a new mindset."
From legal blindness, obesity and high blood pressure to neurological disease, Season three of Mind Set Go delves deep into understanding how negative sociological and psychological coping behaviours impact the participants' health.
Each one-hour episode begins with a participant's backstory and their struggles to adopt fitness activities while also working on their spiritual well-being. Each participant is there for a reason—whether it's a need to build strength, gain independence or overcome feelings of low self-worth, they are all uniquely positioned to make a positive change to achieve optimal health. To bookend their journey, each sets a physically demanding goal to illustrate how their lives and attitudes have progressed after three months.
The Paralympians and athletes joining Stephanie Dixon include:
- Michael Frogley
- Michelle Stilwell
- Jessica Tuomela
- Adam Purdy
- Michelle Salt
- Richard Peter
- Pamela LeJean
- Shira Stanfield
Season three of Mind Set Go premieres Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv. The complete first two seasons of Mind Set Go are available to stream online at AMI.ca or on the AMI-tv App.
The series is developed and produced by Anaïd Productions in association with Accessible Media Inc., with the participation of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canada Media Fund, Rogers Telefund, CHEK-TV and the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC. Assistance was also provided by the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
About Anaïd Productions
Consistently recognized for their engaging human-interest stories, Anaïd Productions creates dynamic award-winning internationally distributed television series. Anaïd is committed to producing stand-out programming with high production values – programs are diverse, compelling, often irreverent and always entertaining.
AMI-tv is the world's first television network to broadcast all programs with open format described video for individuals who are blind or partially sighted and is broadcast daily into more than eight million Canadian homes as part of the basic digital cable package with most service providers. AMI-tv is committed to broadcasting a variety of content with a focus on accessibility and inclusion.
About Accessible Media Inc.
AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI's vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca.
SOURCE Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
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