Inclusive fitness coach

Everyone has the right to get and stay physically active.  It is our aim to increase the number of classes that include disabled people across the UK. We will do this by supporting fitness coaches, PTs, gym and sport instructors, dance teachers  and leisure providers etc through our practical online workshops.

How to be an inclusive fitness coach


Gym and sports environments and their fitness and sports coaches, dance teachers and gym instructors that attend a workshop will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to include disabled people in their classes. Each 3 hours workshop provides the opportunity to:


  • learn from an instructor with over 30 years experience of delivering inclusive physical activity classes

  • understand how to to confidently deliver inclusive fitness classes that include disabled people 

  • add to your knowledge and learn the key skills required to deliver a safe, enjoyable, developmental, inclusion class

  • identify & assess needs and give appropriate modifications within their 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 disabled people.

Who should attend


This workshop is for all staff within Leisure venues/Gyms inc. their fitness coaches, sports instructors, instructors, personal trainers, chair based instructors and physical activity coaches who want to better understand the knowledge and skills and internal  collaboration needed to confidently provide a safe and enjoyable inclusive class & environment so that disabled people can take part.

“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


Deliver  fitness, dance and 

sports classes to include disabled people

What is needed to become an inclusive physical activity coach / Gym?


This 3 hours workshop supports Leisure providers/Gyms, organisations/groups of fitness coaches and sports instructors that wish to be more inclusive within their classes/gym environment or those who wish to refresh their knowledge/review key organisational activity. Whether you are a leisure venue, gym, sport organisation that delivers martial arts or football, offer group exercise or dance, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge to confidently & safely adapt activity/ways of working for the disabled people 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 inclusion workshop you will learn:

  • about the role of the Inclusive sports and fitness coach and Gym environment 

  • take away the knowledge and skills needed to include more disabled people in your leisure venue and activity classes

  • the 5 elements necessary to run a safe & developmental inclusive physical activity class that includes disabled people

  • the process that needs to be in place to safely deliver inclusive fitness classes that include disabled people ​

  • 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 a more inclusive environment and physical activity classes that include disabled people​