Embracing Disability Inclusion Within The Fitness Industry
The fitness industry is currently booming with many new and innovative ideas. It’s truly fascinating to see how many different ways we can work to achieve a single fitness and health goal.
There are a lot of unique and exciting fitness programs out there. Some of the industry’s finest trainers design results-driven fitness programs that come equipped with regressions and explosive progressions, but I’ve noticed that these programs don’t often cater to special populations.
Reasons vary, but some people are either confined to chairs or can’t stand for long periods of time and I often wonder whether most trainers ever truly consider these populations when designing programs. Of course, the industry is becoming more inclusive, however, we don’t see many mainstream images of fitness for disabilities and varying body types, let alone commercialized fitness programming.
Everyone needs physical activity in order to achieve optimal health, however, there’s a large population of disabled folks who don’t get enough aerobic activity, even those who