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Accessible Fitness

30 Mar 2014I don't know about any of you, but when I have gone to the gym in the past I have always felt very self conscious and like I am not really supposed to be there.

I get looks that say, ‘you poor thing' and ‘please don't fall'!

I guess I am wobbly whether I am sitting down or standing up. One time a trainer was gobsmacked that my heart rate went through the roof while I was getting on the cycling machine. I told him I was okay – I was just concentrating and working very hard to get my limbs to behave and not just get on one side of the bike, only to fall off the other!

I have discovered there is a specialised gym in South Australia that is designed for people with disabilities. It is unfortunate that there is only that one in South Australia, but here's hoping other states will catch on and Access Fitness is in other states.

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