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Asking Your Questions: Where can I exercise with a disability?

We’re still going strong with our Asking Your Questions series – this time the topic is exercise with a disability. You can check out the first five on our news page!

Time for Question #6…

Where can I exercise with a disability?

Once again we were overwhelmed with responses – here are just a few!

Tina weight lifting with Limb Difference aid

Everywhere, I did kids activity holidays every summer in foreign countries. I canoed around Brittany without any aids. I did archery and horse riding and bouldering in many different locations. I grew up doing martial arts before choosing Crossfit. Don’t let your disability be your limiter. Go out there and show the world we can do what everybody else can. I tried many different companies to get a lifting aid before I found active hands and it was a game changer. Don’t give up. Dream big and have fun.  [Tina, Facebook]

With the right adaptions (Active Hands) – literally anywhere. Personally I love using the same equipment everyone else does in the gym. Because when I’m there I’m part of a community, not just stuck to the side resorting to using one machine. [Ben, Instagram]

Try looking at pure gyms. Mine (York) has many options for people with a disability or of limited ability, its level access has changing and bathroom including accessible shower. [John, Facebook]

Ben Clark with General Purpose gripping aids
Ben Clark

It’s always lovely for us to hear how our gripping aids help so many of you get involved! If you have anything to add let us know!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed answers!  If you are looking for an active lifestyle, check out our website for a wide range of products to enable you to ‘get a grip’ of gym and sporting equipment, as well as kitchen and gardening implements and many other items!  For further motivation, become a part of our wonderful community on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and enjoy the remainder of our Christmas countdown series! If you have a burning question, why not message our page – we’ll do our best to post them – and, hopefully, you can answer each other’s questions!