People with Disabilities
Stay Active Online Hub - for people with disabilities:
The following information are recommendation of organisations and links of activities suitable for people with disabilities.
Please note you should always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise or physical activity
Longford Sports Partnership -
The Longford Inclusive Gym Programme was delivered by Longford Sport Inclusion Disability Officer Orla Dempsey and Tutor Lisa Kenny in January 2020 for 6 weeks. We have modified this video which was given to participants to follow at home for people to use during Cov-id period.
There are 8 home exercise are demonstrated by Gym Instructor Lisa and Aislinn in Longford Fitness along with Irish Sign Language Instructions by Fiona from Chime - National Charity for Deafness & Hearing Loss.
😃 Suitable for all ages
✔ Area to work comfortably, weight (dumbbell / water bottle/ cans), chair or wall (to aid your balance)
📆 Twice a week
⏳ 8 exercises
⏱ Complete 10 repetitions of each exercise at your own pace. Once you complete all exercises aim for 3-4 rounds of each.
You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Longford Sports Partnership from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of participating in the online fitness video
Cara: Sport Inclusion Ireland
The Cara Centre has developed a 6 weeks Home Exercise Workouts to encourage and support any individual to become more active at home.
Aerobic Circuit 1 , Aerobic Circuit 2 , Home Boxercise 1 , Home Boxercise 2 , Dance Circuit 1 and Dance Circuit 2 .
All details of the programme can be downloaded here: Cara Centre Website
Deaf Sports Ireland : DSI at home
Deaf Sports Ireland will be sharing videos on Instagram of 29 different one minute videos a day from 20th April to 18th of May
Certified Personal Trainer John Smith will on every second day with exercises that can be done at home.
Then Certified Yoga Instructor Laura O'Grady will do 15 different exercise Yoga posses.
Click on : Instagram Link
Irish Wheelchair Association
Aura Holohan Group and iIWA have teamed up to launch an online home exercise programme to support people with disabilities to stay fit and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Aura Holohan Group, which operates over 15 leisure centres and gyms nationwide, is working with Irish Wheelchair Association to design and deliver unique fitness classes that are accessible for wheelchair users, people with limited mobility, and anyone who would benefit from chair-based exercise.
|Workout two |
National Health Services (UK) - Chair Exercise Workout
An energy-boosting routine for wheelchair users that helps to increase upper body strength and cardiovascular fitness, as well as ease joint stiffness, particularly in the shoulders and chest.
Source: NHS Website
National Council for the Blind - Working for people with sight loss (Ireland)
#Exercise4Everyone - IONA fitness video
Week 6 - Exercise for Everyone
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) - USA
Founded in 1999, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more.
NCHPAD has a fantastic selection of videos to chose from , please consult with your doctor before commencing any exercise or starting a fitness programme.
YouTube Video list
8 Minute Workout
and 38 more videos workout available on:YouTube link
|Inclusive Yoga: A Practice for Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury|
Mindfulness Mediation series
Youtuble play list
Special Olympics Ireland- Together at Home Programme
Special Olympics Ireland will release each week a new workout or activity helping you to stay healthy and connected at home. Check out the full schedule here.
All workouts & links are available on the SOI Website: website link
They will provided support and training in four areas:
1.Sports and Fitness
Welcome to School Of Strength
fitness videos link
2. Health Promotion
health promotion link
Recipes , videos and tips on healthy eating
3. Strong Minds-
Strong Minds link
Look after your mental health with these handy tips from the Special Olympics Strong Minds programme
4.Young Athletes Programme:
This workout was brought to you with the help of Coach Angie, athlete Alfie and his mum Ciara all from Galway Special Olympics Young Athletes Club.
Wheely Good Fitness:
Wheely Good Fitness - Offering fitness instruction and classes to wheelchair users by Kris Saunders
There are numerous videos available on there YouTube channel : YouTube link
6 weeks of workout