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.
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?
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.
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.
Oct 11, 2012 15:49 BST The Team GB Paralympic rower and gold medallist, Naomi Riches, dropped in to say hello after visiting Woodlands School in Edgware with Aspire's very own Torch Bearer, Joe Gilbert.
Nov 16, 2012 15:23 GMT
World rowing champion, Tom Aggar, has a spinal cord injury. We showed him the shocking research findings in the report: Understanding the Health and Wellbeing of Spinal Cord Injured Adults Living in a Care Home (http://www.aspire.org.uk/care-home-research.aspx). This is his response.
Nov 13, 2012 10:02 GMT
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.