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Gain Vision from a Blind Gold Medalist

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 57 reviews.Part of Field Trips Online Experiences

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Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Paralympic experience hosted by Elexis

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Are you dealing with any challenges that are keeping you or your team from realizing a vision for life? If so, this is the perfect experience for you! Learn to gain a greater vision of success with Lex Gillette, four-time Paralympic medalist, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the long jump for totally blind athletes. Gillette is a globally recognized track and field athlete for Team USA, and inspirational speaker, who has been featured in outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, NPR, Fast Company, and People Magazine.

Here’s what you can expect:
You’ll be tasked with going through a couple very simple writing exercises, all without using your sight.

You’re probably wondering, so we’re going to discuss how Lex trains and competes as a totally blind athlete. Here’s a little secret: anything significant involves others, and it’s teamwork that has helped him compete successfully and win gold medals.

We’ll talk about his team dynamic, and we’ll even talk about the teams you’re a part of and he’ll share some tips on how you can be an even stronger teammate!

Lex is training for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Join him on a brief tour around his training facility.

Lastly, his slogan is “NO NEED FOR SIGHT WHEN YOU HAVE A VISION.” You’ll have a brief chat around the power of vision and how we can use our vision to guide our actions daily!
(GREAT FOR GROUPS!)
Are you dealing with any challenges that are keeping you or your team from realizing a vision for life? If so, this is the perfect experience for you! Learn to gain a greater vision of success with Lex Gillette, four-time Paralympic medalist, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the long jump for totally blind athletes. Gillette is a globally recognized track and field athlete for Team USA, and inspirational speaker, who h…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Elexis can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $4,360.

What to bring

  • Pen and Paper
  • Blindfold (not required)
  • An imagination
From $37
/ person
Tue, 10 Nov
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$37 per person
$37 per person

Meet your host, Elexis

Paralympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 57 Reviews
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I am Lex Gillette, a totally blind Paralympic medalist and world champion in the long jump. I am a four-time Paralympian, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet/1 inch. My goal is to represent Team USA in my fifth Paralympic Games at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. I aim to bring back gold for the United States!

I'm also an Athlete Mentor for Classroom Champions. I volunteer my time to teach social and emotional learning skills within Classroom Champions’ Curriculum, underscoring the value of dreams, grit, and perseverance through the power of mentorship.
I am Lex Gillette, a totally blind Paralympic medalist and world champion in the long jump. I am a four-time Paralympian, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet/1 inch. My goal is to represent Team USA in my fifth Paralympic Games at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. I aim to bring back gold for the United States!

I'm also an Athlete Mentor for Classroom Champions. I volunteer my time to teach social and emotional learning skills wi…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Greg
October 2020
Wow, that was incredible. Felt like I was hanging out with a superhero for an hour. Such a priceless experience. Lex’s story was inspiring and the tour of the Olympics facility was so cool. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone really, individuals, families, or corporate teams for a team building experience.
Wow, that was incredible. Felt like I was hanging out with a superhero for an hour. Such a priceless experience. Lex’s story was inspiring and the tour of the Olympics facility…
Roberto
October 2020
Elexis is great, he is a very inspiring athlete that will openly connect and share with you from a human perspective, so that we can all, like him achieve our goals.
Murat
October 2020
A once in a lifetime opportunity. It was incredibly humbling to hear about Elexis journey to become a world campion. The obstacles and subsequent learnings he shared with us deeply resonated in me and brought a lot of perspective to my life. Thank you so much for sharing such a special moment with us, with absolute warmth and hospitality. I am rooting for you for the Tokyo Olympics!
A once in a lifetime opportunity. It was incredibly humbling to hear about Elexis journey to become a world campion. The obstacles and subsequent learnings he shared with us deeply…
Victoria Xinran
October 2020
Lex is a great storyteller. It was a wonderful experience getting to know about his life, his challenges, his struggle and his beliefs. He brings a ton of inspiration for us.
Serena
October 2020
Very special and inspiring experience with Lex! It's incredible to hear the stories from his childhood, training to Paralympic champion. He is not only a persistent and extraordinary athlete but also a positive and humble host who made you feel warm and welcomed immediately. Thank you Lex, excited for your next journey in Tokyo!
Very special and inspiring experience with Lex! It's incredible to hear the stories from his childhood, training to Paralympic champion. He is not only a persistent and extraordina…
Murat
October 2020
This was an incredible experience! Lex is not only a great athlete, but also a great story teller and an inspiring figure. His experience was organized in a way that gave us a glimpse of his life and training routine. Good luck in Tokyo Olympics Lex, I will be rooting for you!
This was an incredible experience! Lex is not only a great athlete, but also a great story teller and an inspiring figure. His experience was organized in a way that gave us a glim…

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  • Tue, 10 Nov
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $37 per person

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.