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Love productions Would Like to Hear About Your Experiences Access to Gym and Leisure Facilities

Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,754Administrator Scope community team
edited January 7 in Disabled people
Love productions has created a survey with Disability Rights UK. They are looking to get a response from as many people as they can to hopefully evoke some change within the gym/leisure centre industry.

Are you concerned about whether you can access your local gym and fitness facilities? Does your local facility get behind accessibility in a way you want to cheer about? 

You can fill in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MF2WSL9


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Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,620Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
  • GarzaGarza Posts: 65Member Courageous
    I think it is really hard for a full time wheelchair user to access gyms and also the weight loss industry, i have approached both SW and WW and neither provide sit on scales for wheelchair users, I approached about 4 or 5 bootcamp style companies in my area, not could cater for a wheelchair user

    In most gyms there is only one piece of upper body cadio machinery, (arm bike) and in places like PureGym there isnt even that 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,754Administrator Scope community team
    edited January 8
    Hi @Garza
    I'm a full-time wheelchair user too and I have encountered the same problems that you have mentioned. I know we shouldn't have to but can you transfer from your wheelchair at all?
    I found a chain of gyms that have really helped me although I do have to transfer on to equipment.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • georgewmgeorgewm Posts: 4Member Listener
    Good Morning everyone. I am a new member recliner chair or wheelchair bound. I have difficulty walking and need to exercise the muscles in my legs to make them stronger.
     I thought that a pedal machine would help. Has anyone ever used one or got ideas how to make my legs stronger please. Any ideas gratefully received.
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