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.
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.
Dec 03, 2012 00:15 GMT Disabled people across the UK will have more opportunities to get involved in sport after Aspire’s InstructAbility programme received over £850,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund.
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.
Jan 03, 2013 15:33 GMT It’s a brand new year and the perfect time to set some goals and try something new. If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some fundraising challenges we made earlier...
Dec 05, 2012 09:40 GMT We are thrilled to announce that InstructAbility, the programme created by Aspire andYMCAfit, has received over £850,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund.
Feb 27, 2013 14:04 GMT Aspire’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Paul Parrish, was this week announced a finalist of the JustGiving Awards ‘Endurance Fundraiser of the Year.' Here, he writes about the gruelling but incredibly rewarding experience. It’s an inspirational read for anyone who’s ever thought of taking on an active fundraising challenge.
Apr 26, 2012 10:52 BST Press scrummage at the London Marathon 2012 Press Launch
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InstructAbility is an award winning bespoke training programme created by Aspire, the spinal injury charity and YMCAfit, the leading fitness industry training provider.
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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 in Manchester, she told her story - from the importance of the right wheelchair and a strong support network to disabled sports and living a normal family life.