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Disabled fitness instructors show their skills to Harrow Mayor

Disabled fitness instructors show their skills to Harrow Mayor

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2013 10:34 GMT

The Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Nana Asante, visited Aspire National Training Centre (ANTC) on Friday to learn more about inclusive fitness and the award winning InstructAbility programme.

Paralympic Legacy Project to be delivered in Lewisham

Paralympic Legacy Project to be delivered in Lewisham

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2013 10:37 BST

A disabled man from South West London who cannot talk has become a successful fitness instructor and now there is an opportunity for other unemployed, disabled people to follow in his path.

John has become one of Surrey’s first disabled fitness instructors through Paralympic legacy programme

John has become one of Surrey’s first disabled fitness instructors through Paralympic legacy programme

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2013 10:48 BST

John Parfitt from Cobham has a spinal cord injury which he sustained in a car accident and has left him a full time wheelchair user. However, John is proving that this is no barrier to a successful career in the fitness industry and now there is an opportunity for other unemployed, disabled people to follow in his path.

Adam has become one of Romford’s first disabled fitness instructors through pioneering charity programme

Adam has become one of Romford’s first disabled fitness instructors through pioneering charity programme

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2013 11:05 BST

Adam Hollick has a spinal cord injury which has left him with reduced sensation and muscle strength but he is proving that this is no barrier to a successful career in the fitness industry. After completing a voluntary work placement, he is now a paid fitness instructor at the YMCA gym in Romford. Adam was offered free training through the InstructAbility programme.

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InstuctAbility wins Big Society Award

InstuctAbility wins Big Society Award

News   •   Aug 29, 2013 12:50 BST

Aspire is delighted to announce that its InstructAbility programme, developed in partnership with YMCA Fit, has been recognised by Prime Minister David Cameron and awarded a prestigious Big Society Award.

Disability sports day for children in North London

Disability sports day for children in North London

News   •   Jul 17, 2013 17:18 BST

Last Thursday, the Aspire National Training Centre was even more of a hive of activity than usual when 113 children from 10 local special schools unleashed their inner Paralympians for the Aspire disability sports day.

"Lying Thieving B****rds" and #heardwhilstdisabled - it's not good listening

"Lying Thieving B****rds" and #heardwhilstdisabled - it's not good listening

News   •   Feb 28, 2013 15:27 GMT

At London 2012, we watched Paralympic athletes become sporting heroes, and opinion polls showed a positive shift in the way disabled people are viewed by society. Six months on and what of all the hope and promise of changed attitudes towards disability?

InstructAbility for injured sports players and Marines

InstructAbility for injured sports players and Marines

News   •   Jan 09, 2013 15:39 GMT

A brand new InstructAbility course designed to train disabled people as fitness instructors started in Twickenham last week. The course, run by Aspire and YMCAfit, is being hosted at the Twickenham Rugby Football Union (RFU) stadium and the students have the exciting opportunity to train in the stadium’s own fitness gym used by England rugby players.

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Keeping the flame alive - Aspire Campaigns Blog

Keeping the flame alive - Aspire Campaigns Blog

Blog posts   •   Nov 19, 2013 10:40 GMT

Yesterday, a House of Lords select Committee published a report on the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Committee has been specifically set up and tasked to look into this issue.

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Paralympic gold medallist Naomi Riches drops in to Aspire HQ!

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The Team GB Paralympic rower and gold medallist, Naomi Riches, dropped in to say hello after visiting Woodlands School in Edgware with As...

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Sophie tells her story of Spinal Cord Injury

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Sophie Carrigill's inspirational story of dealing with a spinal cord injury at the age of 16 really captures how crucial the support that...

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Paralympic gold medallist Tom Aggar: the impact of housing spinal injured people in care homes

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World rowing champion, Tom Aggar, has a spinal cord injury. We showed him the shocking research findings in the report: Understanding the...

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Sophie Carrigill, Speaker at the Manchester Sports Quiz Dinner 2012

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Sophie sustained a spinal cord injury in a road traffic accident in America when she was 16 years old. At this year's Sports Quiz Dinner ...

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