We support people with disabilities or long-term health conditions to do exercise on our Specialist Exercise Referral Service.
Our community gym is open to all but we focus our support on the people who really need our help. People with disabilities or long-term health conditions can experience many barriers to exercise, from not feeling welcome in a gym to not appreciating what exactly are the benefits of doing exercise.
We try to help remove those barriers by working with people in a very individual way; doing one-to-one exercise sessions and setting personal, realistic and measureable goals.
- Because our members have complex and varied conditions many of them require long-term support, and it is our philosophy that we will never ‘sign them off’ .While NHS services are time restricted, Ability Bow’s is not.
- Our instructors are specifically trained in a wide range of disabilities and health conditions, you can feel safe and secure knowing they have a wealth of experience to suit your individual needs.
- Every item of equipment our gym is fully accessible, and easy to use whatever your physical ability.
- There is a very relaxed atmosphere in our gym but everyone benefits from the supervision and total support of our advanced gym instructors. The environment is safe and inclusive and many who come here to use the gym end up making friends.
Taking part in exercise and making visible progression in heath and in confidence can make huge differences to you and your wellbeing. You’ll feel motivated, excited and encouraged by your achievements and progress. There are so many barriers to exercise, it is our mission to break these down, to overcome the obstacles in exercising with a disability or health condition, and help every individual reach their fullest potential. You might feel, increased energy levels, better mood, greater independence and less pain among many other benefits! At AB some people spectacularly overshoot their goals and live their lives to a fuller extent that they never thought would be possible again! We really believe in putting the Ability back into disability !