At the recent Fit4All Expo in the National Indoor Arena, we had the opportunity to catch up with Fit4All Patron Aidan O’Mahony. Having seen first hand the work that was underway throughout the country, Aidan took the opportunity to chat with Pat Flanagan, Founder & Director of Cara.

Inclusive Fitness Training is specifically designed to help increase the confidence and awareness of fitness managers, fitness professionals and all front line staff to work with people with disabilities and to help make their gyms, fitness centres and programmes more accessible to people with disabilities. Aidan saw this as “A massive opportunity for Leisure Centres to invite people in (with disabilities), to be part of the setup and say, Yes I Can be Part of This”

Aidan: “It’s the new Social Scene, so it’s very important that doors are opened…there’s a mixture of people from all walks of life, and that they’re all there together inside the leisure centre”

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Inclusive Fitness courses can be booked directly with Brenda or through our website where there are a number of dates happening around the country.

Further Information (Inclusive Fitness)

Download: CARA Inclusive Fitness Training Flyer:

The inclusive Fitness Working Group include Representatives from the following organisations, Ireland Active, NTC, NCBI, St Stewarts, St Michael’s House and IWA Sport – all bringing a wealth of information to the table.  It is great to have the involvement of these organisations as they are so respected in the areas of disability and fitness.

Ireland Active and CARA work together closely to spread the word about Inclusive Fitness and the benefits of why a centre should undertake training and to look at the levels of access and inclusion within all aspects of their facilities.

If you would like more information about Inclusive Fitness Training or would like to highlight an area of good inclusive Practice, please contact Brenda on 086 1584972 or email

Further Information (Fit4All):

See the statistics below in infograph form, or read: