TORONTO – New year. New mindset. Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is proud to announce that Season two of Mind Set Go returns Wednesday, January 30, at 8 p.m. Eastern to AMI-tv.
An Anaïd Production in partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Mind Set Go‘s eight episodes feature Integrated Described Video ensuring they are accessible to viewers who are blind or partially sighted.
Season two of Mind Set Go follows eight Canadians as they transform their physical, mental and emotional health over a 90-day journey of body, mind and soul. Lowell and Julie Taylor, former competitors on The Amazing Race Canada, and Canadian Paralympians and athletes—who have used a positive mindset to overcome their own barriers—provide insight, advice and encouragement to participants along the way to a positive mindset.
“We’re excited to have Mind Set Go return to AMI-tv’s schedule,” says John Melville, Vice-President of Programming and Production. “We’re honoured to present these uplifting stories of everyday Canadians and hope they encourage viewers to embrace a new mindset.”
From work-related stress to traumatic accidents, postpartum depression and illness, Season two digs deep into the reasons we use negative coping behaviours and poor lifestyle decisions to overcome pain or obstacles.
Each one-hour episode begins with a participant’s backstory, unveiling the health scare or traumatic event that served as the catalyst for weight gain. To bookend their journey, each sets a physically demanding goal to illustrate how their lives and attitudes have progressed after three months. Certified health and fitness coaches Lowell and Julie Taylorshare their experiences and advice and welcome a Paralympian and athlete to contribute their own inspiring stories with the participants to encourage them along the way.
The Paralympians and athletes participating in Season two include:
• Ness Murby, Salt Spring Island, BC
• Michelle Stilwell, Parksville, BC
• David Willsie, London, ON
• Ina Forrest, Armstrong, BC
• Karolina Wisniewska, Ottawa, ON
• Pamela LeJean, Toronto, ON
• Shawna Ryan, Saskatoon, SK
• Andrew Haley, Toronto, ON
Season two of Mind Set Go premieres Wednesday, January 30, at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv. The complete first season of Mind Set Go is 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, and the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC. Assistance was also provided by the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
About Anaïd Productions
Consistently recognized as one of the Global 100 most influential independent production companies by Realscreen Magazine, Anaïd Productions Inc. produces award-winning, dynamic, and internationally recognized real-life and dramatic television series. Anaïd is committed to creating 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.