NCHPAD Fitness Resources
We believe that all people have the right to barrier free access to exercise and other health promotion programs and services. NCHPAD provides resources for organizations, health departments and individuals to know how to offer or access inclusive fitness and health services. In honor of National Physical Fitness Month, here is a recap of the inclusive fitness resources that you can find at nchpad.org and on our YouTube channel.
Get the Facts: Get the Facts is an online magazine that will help you become more physically active or, if you are a service provider or family member, equip you with the knowledge to provide a more enriching physical activity program for your clients or loved ones.
Discover Accessible Fitness: This booklet is designed to serve as a wheelchair user’s guide for using fitness equipment. IT can also serve as a tool for fitness professionals to become familiar with key considerations for wheelchair users using fitness equipment and to broaden their knowledge to help more people. This guide discussed safety, stability, adaptive equipment, accessibility, exercise precautions, and a full overview of the components of fitness including cardiovascular, strength and flexibility.
Life on Wheels: Life on wheels is a guide for living a healthy, active life with a spinal cord injury. This guide includes considerations for individuals who may have a new or longtime spinal cord injury and discusses tips for living a healthy life while promoting independence.
I FIT Tips: This is a series of inclusive fitness training tips for fitness professionals and individuals with a disability. These quick video tips will demonstrate how to perform traditional and adapted high intensity exercises for individuals with varying abilities.
CHAMPION’s Rx: A high intensity daily workout program designed for all individuals that are currently active. The workouts have been divided into three main classes. Class A for individuals that can use all four limbs. Class B is for individuals who have use of their upper body including some core. Class C is for individuals with limited use of their upper body with possible impairment in their grip. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays concentrate on strength while Tuesdays and Thursdays concentrate on cardio.
14 Weeks to a Healthier You: This is a free personalized web-based physical activity and nutrition program. The goal of the program is to help all individuals get moving and make healthy nutrition choices.
Inclusive Yoga: Inclusive yoga is a practice for individuals with and without a disability. This is a full 35 minute session designed for wheelchair users to be able to get out of their wheelchair and practice alongside their non-disabled peers.