Health: The Gym Where Nobody Has a Handicap for the Disabled, Keeping Fit Is a Trial. Now Europe's First Gym That Aims to Be Wheelchair-Friendly
Levy, Katrin, The Independent (London, England)
GOING TO a gym for the first time can be a nerve-wracking event for anyone. How will you look compared to everyone else? How do you use the equipment? Imagine how much more worrying the experience can be if you're in a wheelchair.
Somewhat surprisingly, it's taken until now to address these problems, with the opening of a unique type of gym, in Stanmore, this month. Launched by Aspire National Training Centre, it's the the first gym in Europe to ensure that none of its facilities are off- limits to people with disabilities. All the corridors and doors have been specially designed to be wheelchair- friendly, and the building is full of lifts.
Even the …
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Publication information: Article title: Health: The Gym Where Nobody Has a Handicap for the Disabled, Keeping Fit Is a Trial. Now Europe's First Gym That Aims to Be Wheelchair-Friendly. Contributors: Levy, Katrin - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 29, 1998. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.