What Are Others Are Saying About FUNction Fitness.....?
" You make it suitable for the whole spectrum of people.. you make it inclusive! (to me) That's a completely new way of thinking in a gym world" C.Homer , West Midlands.
Top Fitness Magazine, FitPro , shared our feature about inclusive exercise- read it here.
" I've progressed more in the last THREE WEEKS joining FUNction Fitness class, than in the last TEN YEARS!! Wish i'd done it sooner! " H. Patel, West Midlands.
1 in 5 of us are reported to have some form of disability, including physical, mental and social.
Group exercise can help your health and well being.
I'm Wendy Hall, and I believe exercise is for everyone.
With over twenty years of teaching experience, including ten years with personal disability after a fall and have spinal injury myself.
Never had i imagined it could be so difficult to find suitable exercise classes having a disability! Not just that, so many obstacles to join in like registering and waiting lists. Classes should help anyone to improve fitness, confidence, health and wellbeing.
I realised I could help others in developing a truly inclusive fitness class.
So if you use a wheelchair, walking aids or need support staff - It's no problem!
Whatever the case, our workouts cover strength, balance, cardio and co-ordination, creating a total wellbeing session with you in mind.
Qualifications include :-
Gym & Fitness Qualification
Exercise & Disability Qualification
Aqua Fit Training
Exercise to music qualification
FUNction Fitness is a unique CPD , delivered by a fitness instructor with disability.
Do you have inclusive group or simply want to be more confident with others? This CPD will share insights and information you can use again and again.
FUNction Fitness will inspire, encourage, and motivate participants. Instructors will see amazing achievements from those who join in. JOIN US HERE
Who can join in? Anyone is welcome, see some of us below!. Current participants include: amputees, lupus, MS, CF, mental health, stroke, muscular dystrophy, dyslexia, CP, visual impairments, arthritis, older age groups, hydrocephalus, amongst regular gym users, spinal cord injury, wheelchair users , support staff & mobility aid users. Everyone is welcome! Follow us on FaceBook here.
Sharing movement and exercise from us to you with YouTube videos, InstructAbility and top industry magazine FitPro. Great examples from FUNction Fitness - sign up and catch up today!
Effective Everyday Exercise.
After an accident breaking my neck, I was so shocked how difficult exercise was to find and join in. It didn't always feel comfortable with a walking stick or a wheelchair. You might have found this too?
Like many of you, physio, paralysis, pain, spasticity, reduced function and fatigue are part of every day. This might be you, or someone you know? I found many other gym users wanted to exercise together but classes were just intimidating.
So I developed FUNction Fitness as a class for all abilities to join exercise.
A truly inclusive class is for everyone to join in, wouldn't you agree?
"Blog released for #internationalwomensday from Activity Alliance"
This year’s campaign theme is #BalanceForBetter. We are marking this international day by celebrating inclusion in sport with a blog from founder of FUNction Fitness, Wendy Hall.
"Woman paralysed from the neck down becomes a fitness instructor"
A former ambulancewoman who used to be mostly paralysed from the neck down is now a fitness instructor for others who have a disability.
Wendy Hall fell down a staircase and broke her neck while with West Midlands Ambulance Service....
"YMCAfit graduate leads the way with accessible fitness class"
Wendy Hall reveals how a life-changing accident led her to create a new trailblazing exercise class...
"InstructAbility helped me learn to be me again"
In 2008 I had a blackout and fell down stairs. I broke my neck at C5/6/7 cervical level, which essentially means everything below the break is affected and I had instant paralysis from the neck down....
Find tools and support to add exercises and involve more customers. See What's Included Here.
In this Four hour live CPD which includes practical workshops to build understanding and confidence of the need for exercise with mixed abilities. You'll join in with discussions, practical sessions, and gain valuable insights with teaching practice you can use straight away. See T's and C's.
Already have a group you work with? FUNction Fitness gives you monthly updated exercises.
Building a new class? Even better!...Engage new members and offer more exercise variety.
Ask about Training coming to you , and new dates being added in West Midlands.
“Wendy took me under her wing and we use different pieces of equipment. She got me out of my wheelchair and using my legs a little, and I feel my walking has improved. Wendy runs Inclusive Circuits, an adaptable circuits-based class, which we do each week. I have found this class to be very beneficial. Wendy is both an inspiration and a great motivator.”
“Wendy is committed to the core in helping people to achieve their goals in health and fitness. I acquired my disability years ago and the gym has been a hugely positive thing. I discussed my goals, concerns, weight loss, posture and general fitness. I felt great during the session and it gave me drive to get fit. I now plan to make this a regular thing with circuits. Thank you so much for putting disabled people firmly on the health and fitness map!”
“Fantastic motivating classes that enable you to work at your own level with the flexibility to push yourself if you want."