Up until that day I thought I had a good handle on my MS diagnosis. Up until today, I thought I’ve learned to accept it. I have not.
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Because there is often a lack of inclusive equipment in community fitness centers, people with disabilities may have to get creative. More often than not, they must find ways to make use of the equipment that was not designed with their needs in mind. While having to find ways to use the existing equipment is not optimal, it may be necessary until more fitness centers provide equipment that is inclusive and accessible for everyone.
Health and fitness professionals have opportunities to connect with people of all ages and abilities. I have been fortunate over the years to meet many instructors who are passionate about working with individuals with mixed abilities. However, this is still an untapped market in the industry, and I believe this is primarily because we have not adequately publicized the need for programs and created awareness through national organizations, seminars, social media, and professional networks.
Any Celebrity Apprentice fans? On Sunday night’s episode Gary Busey shocked everyone by winning the second challenge of this season and spelled out his victory by stating the meaning behind the word team: “T- is for Together, E-Is for Everyone, A-id for Achieves, and M-More!” As hard it may be to understand the thought process of Gary at times, he got this point right on! The meaning behind the acronym of the word “team” truly speaks volumes. Understanding the significance and strength from working as a “team” holds true and this definition is most often heard in the success of business franchises, private organizations, and sports teams. It also holds true in the world of autism.
I believe our team of trainers understands the responsibilities of an all-inclusive fitness facility when I observe how they prepare and personalize every training session. Labels are not something we focus on. Instead, we strive to realize our purpose in quality personal service, in fitness and wellness. Information is gathered from the client and anyone involved so that to formulate a plan to achieve short and long term fitness goals.
The newer revised guidelines for exercise suggest that exercising in short bursts several times a day is beneficial. I am so grateful for that, because when it is sub-zero out, it can take a long time to bundle everyone up and go out. In fact, it sometimes seems that it is so cold that we spend longer getting ready to go out than we can stay out!