How to make fitness classes more accessible

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to make fitness classes more accessible.

The trick here is to ensure that your staff is well trained when it comes to
interacting with clients with special needs and that your equipment is easy
to access. These are the two primary objectives that you should keep in
mind if you are thinking of offering your fitness classes to persons with
disabilities.

Here are some points to remember.
1. Make sure that your staff is well trained when it comes to being able to
interact physically with clients.

2. That they are able to provide appropriate guiding techniques.

3. That they are able to answer the more important questions and that they
are not afraid to ask questions of their own. That is, that they are not
afraid to ask clients to tell them what they require of them as staff
members.

4. That you provide enough staff members to be of assistance to clients.
Quite often, you may be required to provide one on one assistance.

5. That the equipment is laid out in such a manner that it is easy for
clients to access them without too much difficulty.

This should be enough to get you started.

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