Inclusive fitness coach
Everyone has the right to get and stay physically active. It is our aim to increase the number of physical activity classes that include people with an impairment across the UK. We will do this by working with fitness coaches, PTs, gym and sport instructors, dance teachers and leisure providers etc through our practical online workshop.
Delivering inclusive fitness
Gym and sports environments and their fitness and sports coaches, dance teachers and gym instructors that attend a workshop will add to their skills and understanding to include people with an impairment in their classes. Each 3 hours workshop provides the opportunity to:
hear from an instructor with over 30 years experience of delivering weekly physical activity classes for people with an impairment or multiple complex needs
share learning in order to deliver inclusive physical activity classes that include people with an impairment and are safe, enjoyable and developmental
identify & assess needs and give appropriate modifications within your sport or chosen activity
In addition, Gyms/organisations will have the opportunity to work with their coaches/instructors/key staff to identify areas, roles & responsibilities where better collaboration could result in attracting, engaging and retaining more people with an impairment.
Who should attend
This workshop is for all community/grass roots activity coaches.
It is also for staff within Leisure venues/Gyms (inc. their fitness coaches, sports instructors, personal trainers, chair based instructors, admin/customers service/comms teams) who want to better understand the information and support needed to confidently provide a safe and enjoyable inclusive physical activity class & environment so that people with an impairment can take part.
Deliver physical activity, dance, sports classes to include people with an impairment
What to consider when delivering physical activity for people with an impairment
This 3 hours workshop supports Leisure providers/Gyms, organisations/groups of fitness coaches and sports instructors to offer more inclusive activity within their classes/gym environment.
The workshop can also support those who wish to refresh their knowledge/review key organisational activity.
Whether you are a leisure venue, gym, sport organisation or community coach, offering team sports, group exercise or dance, this workshop will provide you with a systematic approach to confidently & safely deliver physical activity for people with an impairment in your class/community.
What do I get?
On completing the 3 hours workshop, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
What will I learn?
During this online inclusive fitness coach workshop you will learn:
a systematic approach to run safe & developmental physical activity classes that includes people with an impairment
how to work with care givers / PA's to improve the sports / physical activity experience for all participant/s
In addition, instructors/coaches you will have demonstrated the ability to:
identify the main needs & abilities of participants in a class
give appropriate adaptations and alternatives of techniques for each participant
shown knowledge of physical, sensory and mental impairment
participated in discussions and shown an understanding of differing needs and verbalising appropriate adaptations to ensure a safe physical activity experience
take away key actions that as an instructor/coach or Venue /Gym you will action to ensure an environment and physical activity classes that include people with an impairment
“Thank you so much for the workshop. It was really informative and gave me a lot to think about in terms of inclusion and adaptations”.
Jo - Angelsey Leisure