Personal fitness

Personal fitness

Listed in this section is a range of fitness equipment that has been designed or adapted for people with disabilities. Included is equipment for upper and lower body, as well as talking pedometers and handgrips that may help with gripping and holding some types of fitness equipment.1

Help and advice

The Inclusive Fitness Initiative is a programme set up to help support the fitness industry to become more inclusive, helping make gyms and fitness facilities more accessible for disabled people. There is a network of over 180 inclusive facilities across the country.2

The Inclusive Fitness Mark (IFI Mark) is the quality mark accreditation scheme for gyms and fitness facilities, and is based on the principles of the Inclusive Fitness Initiative. The mark is awarded to fitness facilities if they fulfil certain criteria, such as building accessibility, suitable equipment, staff training, policies and procedures and inclusive marketing strategies.2

'Doing Sport Differently' is a guide written by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions and covers the benefits of sport and fitness, how disabled people can get involved, whether playing, watching or coaching. Doing Sport Differently

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