FUNction Fitness is an inclusive interval training and circuit based exercise.
Why Join Us? The NHS is prescribing exercise to get people moving, there's never been a better time. So, let's get started! 1 in 5 of us are reported to have some form of disability, including physical, mental and social,and we have exercises for you. Along with instructors who want 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 will be a great new addition to your regular classes.
Every great gym and leisure centre should be building inclusive.
The great benefits of exercise in a mixed group is anyone can join in.
Teaching FUNction Fitness classes will encourage, inspire, motivate and you'll see amazing achievements from those who join in. JOIN US HERE
Who can join the classes? Anyone is welcome to join in. Current class 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 is important for everyone.
When i was asked for my top seated exercises by Officefreedom.com , I was happy to share some exercises we do! See them here for yourself, i'll send them straight to you.
Effective Everyday Exercises.
After an accident breaking my neck, I soon realised howidifficult exercise can be. I still wanted to join in classes, but didn't always feel comfortable with my walking stick or my wheelchair.
Like many, I have physio, paralysis, pain, spasticity, reduced function and fatigue. I found many other gym users, like me, wanted to exercise together but regular classes intimidating. Benefits of exercise are physical and mental, and an important part of 'belonging'.
FUNction Fitness is a 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 engage with more customers. See What's Included Here.
Four hour training and practical workshop with opportunity to add FUNction Fitness Classes. Build your understanding of exercise with mixed abilities with discussions, inclusive practical sessions and teaching practice.
Already have a group you work with? Add FUNction Fitness for more exercise choices.
Want to build a new class? Engage new members and offer more inclusive classes.
Booking now for 28th September at Aspire Leisure Centre, Stanmore.
“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."