|Vanessa and Dan have trained as fitness instructors for free through the InstructAbility programme. This short documentary, made by local film students, looks at their stories and how they are benefitting from InstructAbility. The InstructAbility programme was set up by by Aspire and YMCAfit.|
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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.
Press Releases • May 16, 2013 11:51 BST
A 27 year old man with cerebral palsy has recently qualified as a Level 2 gym instructor despite not being able to talk. Laurence James, who is classed as severely disabled and uses a powered wheelchair and a speech aid, gained his qualification with the support of staff from GLL at the Thamesmere Leisure Centre.
Press Releases • Mar 11, 2013 12:20 GMT
Disabled people in Harrow and surrounding areas are being invited to apply for funded places to train as fitness instructors with the award winning InstructAbility 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.
Press Releases • Oct 09, 2013 14:27 BST
A previous patient at Stoke Mandeville Hospital has become a successful fitness instructor and now there is an opportunity for other unemployed, disabled people to follow in his path. InstructAbility graduate, John Smith, was inspired to become a fitness instructor so he could help other people who have gone through traumatic injury to find a positive way forward.
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.