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!
Qualifications include :-
Gym & Fitness Qualification
Exercise & Disability Qualification
Aqua Fit Training
Exercise to music qualification
FUNction Fitness is our unique, inclusive group fitness class. The Fast Track Pro system works simply because it combines a unique response to your professional talents using an easy, repeatable structure that takes almost no effort to use every day.
Do you have inclusive group or simply want to be more confident with others?
Q : Who Will Enjoy And Benefit From Inclusive 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! Find Our Class On FaceBook .
Everyday ideas to get you started, motivated and moving ! (mostly FREE, without going out or even trainers!) Interested?
Effective Everyday Exercise.
After breaking my neck, I was so shocked how difficult exercise was and uncomfortable with my walking stick or wheelchair. You might have seen this too?
How Can What Happened To Me Help You And Others? I developed systems and group fitness to be effective for all abilities to enjoy exercise.
I Asked Here 'Am I Discriminating When..?' 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 out so many other gym users of different abilities struggling to find even one suitable class was just ridiculous and deflating. Read here how it all began.
Inclusive should be for everyone, 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....
Being a fitpro can be lonely, frustrating and difficult to engage inclusive and involve more customers.
Simple Everyday Ideas here online At The Inclusive Fitness Academy With Downloads You Can Use.
YOU CAN FAST TRACK YOUR FITPRO-TENTIAL , EVEN IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING TO FIND CLIENTS, TIRED OF DOING THE SAME HIGH INTENSITY CLASSES AND WANT TO BE A MORE INCLUSIVE INSTRUCTOR.
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“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."