PUTTING THE ABLE IN DISABLED-TOTAL ACCESS GYM
At the Y, we believe that fitness should be available for everyone, regardless of their physical abilities. The idea to open the Total Access Gym at the Wilson Family Y arose when the wife of a Family Y Board member realized that most fitness centers are unable to accommodate a person with disabilities and that once someone completes their medically prescribed physical therapy, there is nowhere to continue their exercise regimen. The facility, located off the fitness floor at the Wilson branch, provides adapted equipment for both a non-disabled exerciser and for people with mobility limitations, including those in a wheelchair. Each exercise piece is easily adjustable to each exerciser’s height and strength level. For more information about the Total Access Gym, contact the Wilson Family Y’s Adapted Aquatics Coordinator, Claudia Collins at 706 922 9664 or [email protected].