FUNction Fitness offer truly inclusive exercise classes for everyone.
" You make it suitable for the whole spectrum of people.
Exercise has always been for the so-called fit and healthy, you make it ALL inclusive!
(to me) That's a completely new way of thinking in a gym world" C.Homer , West Midlands.
1 in 5 of us are reported to have some form of disability, including physical, mental and social.
We have classes to help your health and well being.
I'm Wendy Hall a registered CIMSPA fitness member and CIMSPA partner.
With over twenty years of teaching experience, with ten years learning to exercise again after spinal injury. I believe in ability in everyone, if you see the person first.
Classes are interval training and circuit based exercises. We help improve fitness, daily activity and mobility. Wheelchairs?, walking aids?, support staff?- No problem! Whatever the case, we offer workouts that cover strength, balance, cardio and co-ordination, creating a total wellbeing session.
Qualifications include :-
Gym & Fitness Qualification
Exercise & Disability Qualification
Aqua Fit Training
Exercise to music qualification
FUNction Fitness is a unique addition for your regular classes.
Do you have inclusive group exercise for anyone to join in? FUNction Fitness offers that, in a unique class .
Teaching 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!
Movement and exercise for everyone, see us for yourself.
It's been lights, camera, action the last few months! See what we've been upto.
Effective Everyday Exercise.
After an accident breaking my neck, I soon realised how difficult exercise was. I still wanted to join in, but didn't always feel comfortable with my walking stick or my wheelchair.
I have physio, paralysis, pain, spasticity, reduced function and fatigue. This might be like you, or someone you know? I found many other gym users wanted to exercise together but classes just intimidating. So I developed FUNction Fitness.
FUNction Fitness is a truly inclusive class for everyone to join in.
We all have abilities, FUNction Fitness classes will help you.
"Being active helps me to engage my body and mind"
As a qualified gym instructor and fitness enthusiast, I love to try different classes and exercises. I enjoy everything from spin, aqua, kettlebells to LBT (legs, bums and tums) – I’ve even tried insanity (once was enough)!...
"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.
Four hour live CPD includes practical workshops to build your understanding and confidence of the need for exercise with mixed abilities. You'll be involved with discussions, practical sessions, with valuable insights and teaching practice you can use straight away. See T's and C's .
Already have a group? 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."