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New toolkit to help gyms make sport accessible!

photo banner of accessible signs and a person being guided in a gym - text says Free training portal open to all leisure providers

FREE training portal open to all leisure providers!

UK Coaching urges gyms and sports providers to make their facilities more accessible to visually impaired people and has just launched free training to show them how to do just that.

The new toolkit, Inclusive facilities: Supporting people with a visual impairment, created in partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust, contains videos and resources leisure operators can use to train staff.

Kelly Rodrigues from UK Coaching said: “Small adjustments can make a huge difference for people with a visual impairment to access leisure facilities and sports and become more active. These can be as simple as a member of staff approaching a visually impaired person and introducing themselves.

“We are asking leisure operators to encourage all their staff – from the front desk to their personal trainers – to get engaged with this training programme and make sport accessible in their venues.”

Martin Symcox, Sports Development Lead at Thomas Pocklington Trust, said: “One of the greatest barriers to blind and partially sighted people participating in sport is confidence and we know disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive*, compared to non-disabled people.

“Knowing that a leisure or sport provider understands their needs, helps increase confidence and makes visually impaired people more likely to choose that place to do exercise.”

The toolkit is a free resource open to all leisure providers and contains:

  • What is a visual impairment?
  • What makes an accessible environment?
  • Guiding and communicating
  • The benefits of an accessible environment

Better Energise Leisure Centre in York has worked with visually impaired people and trained its team in how to make its facilities more inclusive.

Kelly, Energise Gym Instructor, said: “Prior to having the training, a visually impaired person coming into the centre, I probably would have been a little bit nervous about asking how they wanted to be supported.  Fitness should be inclusive. We should be welcoming everybody, regardless of their ability.”

Sidney Tambin is severely sight impaired and regularly visits the gym, said: “If a venue is accessible it can really boost a visually impaired person’s self confidence.”

Martin added: “The changes to the environment and procedures are often simple and inexpensive to implement and could actually be of financial benefit as more visually impaired people choose that facility to spend their money.  We will be looking for examples of good practice across the country and will be sharing these with the sight loss community.  So, we urge operators to take a look at the toolkit and train their teams.”

 

 

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Free Zumba Class in Camden

Silhouettes of a Zumba session on a green Background Text says to book your place call Francess on 020 7267 6635 or email Francis@qcca.org.uk
Venue:
The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd,  Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU
Time:
Event specific - see post
Phone:
020 7267 6635
Date:
30th August 2021
Cost:
FREE


 

Zumba

Every Monday during the summer holidays. The Zumba is on Monday mornings from 11 am – 12 pm.

 

PT sessions

The PT sessions are delivered on a 1-1 basis in our gym by a qualified coach trained in delivering sports for people with visual impairment.

Clients can sign up for half an hour or an hour session.

 Yoga sessions

The yoga is a small family group session delivered by our yoga instructor.

These sessions are organised by Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA) and  funded by the Vision Foundation

 

Event details

ZUMBA

The Zumba is on Monday mornings from 11 am – 12 pm. For more information please use confirm with Frances below. * during the summer holidays.

PT sessions are  1 to 1 sessions

Date: Mondays, Time:  1.30 pm to 4 pm

( these can be arranged on  other days, but this dependant on the coaches availability) please call contact below to find out more.

Venue:  The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd, Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU

 

Yoga  sessions

Date:  Tuesdays  Time: 5.30 pm to 630PM

 Venue: The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd,  Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU

To Book:  your place on any of the above,  please contact Email frances@qcca.org.uk  or call 020 7267 6635

 

Zumba classes are also available, please contact Frances above for more details.

 

 

Free Zumba Class in Camden

Silhouettes of a Zumba session on a green Background Text says to book your place call Francess on 020 7267 6635 or email Francis@qcca.org.uk
Venue:
The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd,  Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU
Time:
Event specific - see post
Phone:
020 7267 6635
Date:
16th August 2021
Cost:
FREE


 

Zumba

Every Monday during the summer holidays. The Zumba is on Monday mornings from 11 am – 12 pm.

 

PT sessions

The PT sessions are delivered on a 1-1 basis in our gym by a qualified coach trained in delivering sports for people with visual impairment.

Clients can sign up for half an hour or an hour session.

 Yoga sessions

The yoga is a small family group session delivered by our yoga instructor.

These sessions are organised by Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA) and  funded by the Vision Foundation

 

Event details

ZUMBA

The Zumba is on Monday mornings from 11 am – 12 pm. For more information please use confirm with Frances below. * during the summer holidays.

PT sessions are  1 to 1 sessions

Date: Mondays, Time:  1.30 pm to 4 pm

( these can be arranged on  other days, but this dependant on the coaches availability) please call contact below to find out more.

Venue:  The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd, Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU

 

Yoga  sessions

Date:  Tuesdays  Time: 5.30 pm to 630PM

 Venue: The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd,  Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU

To Book:  your place on any of the above,  please contact Email frances@qcca.org.uk  or call 020 7267 6635

 

Zumba classes are also available, please contact Frances above for more details.

 

 

Yoga on Tuesdays in Camden 28 Sept!

Photo of a woman smiling while lifting dumbells at a gym, QCCA and vision foundation logos are on the left and the text says 1 to 1 PT sessions on Mondays and yoga session on tuesdays in Camden call Francess on 020 7267 6635
Venue:
The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd,  Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU
Time:
Event specific - see post
Phone:
020 7267 6635
Date:
28th September 2021
Cost:
FREE


 

 Yoga sessions

The yoga is a small family group session delivered by our yoga instructor on Tuesdays Time: 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

PT sessions

The PT sessions are delivered on a 1-1 basis in our gym by a qualified coach trained in delivering sports for people with visual impairment.

Clients can sign up for half an hour or an hour session.

 

These sessions are organised by Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA) and  funded by the Vision Foundation

 

Event details

Yoga  sessions

Date:  Tuesdays  Time: 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

 Venue: The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd,  Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU

To Book:  your place on a Yoga session on Tuesdays or any of the below on Mondays,  please contact Email frances@qcca.org.uk  or call 020 7267 6635

ZUMBA

For more information please use confirm with Frances below.

To Book:  your place,  please contact Email frances@qcca.org.uk  or call 020 7267 6635

PT sessions are  1 to 1 sessions

Date: Mondays, Time:  1.30 pm to 4 pm

( these can be arranged on  other days, but this dependant on the coaches availability) please call contact below to find out more.

Venue:  The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd, Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU

To Book:  your place,  please contact Email frances@qcca.org.uk  or call 020 7267 6635

 

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Yoga on Tuesdays in Camden 16 Nov!

Photo of a woman smiling while lifting dumbells at a gym, QCCA and vision foundation logos are on the left and the text says 1 to 1 PT sessions on Mondays and yoga session on tuesdays in Camden call Francess on 020 7267 6635
Venue:
The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd,  Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU
Time:
Event specific - see post
Phone:
020 7267 6635
Date:
16th November 2021
Cost:
FREE


 

 Yoga sessions

The yoga is a small family group session delivered by our yoga instructor on Tuesdays Time: 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

 

PT sessions

The PT sessions are delivered on a 1-1 basis in our gym by a qualified coach trained in delivering sports for people with visual impairment.

Clients can sign up for half an hour or an hour session.

 

These sessions are organised by Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA) and  funded by the Vision Foundation

 

Event details

Yoga  sessions

Date:  Tuesdays  Time: 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

 Venue: The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd,  Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU

To Book:  your place on a Yoga session on Tuesdays or any of the below on Mondays,  please contact Email frances@qcca.org.uk  or call 020 7267 6635

ZUMBA

For more information please use confirm with Frances below.

To Book:  your place,  please contact Email frances@qcca.org.uk  or call 020 7267 6635

PT sessions are  1 to 1 sessions

Date: Mondays, Time:  1.30 pm to 4 pm

( these can be arranged on  other days, but this dependant on the coaches availability) please call contact below to find out more.

Venue:  The Dome, Gym, 107 Weedington Rd, Kentish Town, London NWS 4NU

To Book:  your place,  please contact Email frances@qcca.org.uk  or call 020 7267 6635

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!
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