It pays to speak up and to get fitness centers to recognize the accessibility barriers that exist in their facilities. When you speak up you create demand for change. It is helpful to speak up even if you do not need the access. When you speak up, you let fitness professionals know that you are not the only one who would benefit from removing barriers. Many other people, and the facility itself, will also benefit when more people can exercise.
Remember, you have the same rights as other fitness center members to get the exercise you need. It might take a little more of your time, effort and creativity to deal with the barriers and find solutions, but you can do it. Some fitness centers have been slow to respond to the needs of people with disabilities and recognize the customer base they represent. You can change this trend, and help make fitness centers more accessible for you, as well as, for other people with disabilities and activity limitations. Your health is worth the hassle.