Service Dogs and Fitness Centers
|A picture of a dog lying near a treadmill in a fitness center.|
The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide guidance for people with visual disabilities, as well as those who are interested in establishing a fitness program for people with visual impairments at a public or private fitness facility. Constructing a facility for people with visual disabilities is neither difficult nor costly; it simply involves some planning and forethought. This fact sheet offers some helpful ideas and suggestions to assist everyone from the manager of a fitness facility, to the fitness trainers working with the visually impaired client, to the persons with the visual impairments themselves.