This Is What You'll Find In FUNction Fitness Classes.....?
"As a fellow gym goer it's the first time I felt truly comfortable" ... "you'll be guaranteed a challenging workout, 100% recommend the class. Needs to be in every gym! " D.Roberts , 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, group exercise can help your health and well being. See more here..
I'm Wendy Hall, and I believe exercise is for everyone. Would you agree?
In a single accident falling which resulted in my total paralysis, I now have spinal injury.
Literally finding my feet again through exercise has been, and still is, an important part of recovery. It is for many people, people just like you and me.
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 by developing a truly inclusive fitness class.
So if you use a wheelchair, walking aids or need support staff - It's no problem with me!
Whatever the case, our workouts cover strength, balance, cardio and co-ordination, creating a total wellbeing session with you in mind. Got a question...ask me here.
Qualifications include :-
Gym & Fitness Qualification
Exercise & Disability Qualification
Aqua Fit Training
Exercise to music qualification
FUNction Fitness is a unique CPD , with insights and tips you can use straight away. Also available online* here
Do you have inclusive group or simply want to be more confident with others?
FUNction Fitness will inspire, encourage, and motivate participants. Instructors will see amazing achievements from those who join in. JOIN US HERE
Q : Who Will Enjoy And Benefit From Inculsive Fitness Classes?
A : Anyone is welcome! - wheelchair users, newcomers, mobility issues, carers an support 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.
Over 50 everyday ideas to get you started, motivated and moving ! (most are FREE, no going out or even trainers!) Interested?
Effective Everyday Exercise.
After an accident breaking my neck, I was so shocked how difficult exercise was to feel comfortable with my walking stick or wheelchair. You might have found this too?
Read our Blog 'Am I Discriminating When..?' here and tell us what YOU think.
Like many of you, physio, paralysis, pain, spasticity, reduced function and fatigue are part of every day life. This might be you, or someone you know? Finding so many other gym users of different abilities struggling to find even one suitable class was just ridiculous and deflating.
How Can I Help You And Others? I developed FUNction Fitness to be an effective class for all abilities to enjoy exercise. Read here how it all began.
A truly inclusive class should be for everyone to join in, would 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....
Resources, tools, tips and support to engage inclusive and involve more customers.
Four hour live CPD training includes practical workshops, building understanding and confidence and 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 and be the best inclusive instructor you can.
“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."