How can Technology help Disability Fitness in the gym

Access is getting better and great commitments have been made across the fitness industry to cater for all abilities, from people at the start of their fitness journey to those some way down the road.

However, how much further can it go and how?

By this I reflect back to how far society has come, with the recent 25th anniversary disability discrimination act, I’m thankful to feel able to go the gym and push myself as hard as I can.

The idea surrounding the use of technology is wide ranging and one I’m passionate about. My approach is an understanding that everyone who enters a gym has the own goals and targets set. What to do and how to do it to get to that goal can be daunting (from my own experience) but over time, in a good environment there’ll be support, guidance and assistance.

Where I believe technology can come is through further development in our each piece of equipment can cater different abilities.

It taken some time, research and private 121 sessions to experiment safely with equipment but it’s through that experimenting that I found my way which suits my style of training with my goals.

I’m not sure it’s an aspect of “better” tech but possibly a way to get even more accessible content as to how / and ways to adapt to use it?

This combination with the PT 121’s will enable the safety of practice with human contact but also the theory of how the equipment could be used later down the line.

I’m keen to speak anyone about how people how used equipment to isolate a muscle group through adapting it safely. I’d love to develop that, I’ve experimented with attachments but it took me years to discover how & to I’d love to build something that would help going forward.

If you have any stories you’d like to share about gym equipment adaptions let me know, I’d love to connect!

Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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