Thursday the 27th September saw a hive of fitness activity at the Dublin Docklands with National Fitness Day.
Ireland Active were hosting the day and were encouraging the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across Ireland. As part of the day, myself (Brenda O’Donnell) and a number of highly energetic individuals from St. Michael’s House took part in the Boogie Bounce Trampoline Fitness. The class was brilliant and was an excellent example of how the classes we run in our fitness centres and gyms can be inclusive and accessible to everyone. Well done to everyone that took part!
Cara works with the fitness sector to increase the number of accessible facilities and opportunities for people with disabilities. Through a collaborative approach with Ireland Active we work to ensure that access to programmes and facilities is ensured. Ireland Active’s National Quality Standard for the first time this year saw the disability category award embedded into the overall standard.
With the development of an overall standard that is inclusive we are ensuring that all our facilities and programmes are welcoming, considerate and accessible to people with disabilities. We welcome this very positive approach with Ireland Active and look forward to a future of inclusive fitness.
Fit For All week will occur next year between the 5th-11th May. The week will see a nationwide promotion of inclusive and accessible centres and programmes with a strong encouragement to people with disabilities to get involved in their local fitness centre. Stay tuned for more information.