Asking Your Questions: Where can I exercise with a disability?
We’re still going strong with our Asking Your Questions series. 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!
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]
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 www.activehands.com 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!