Interested in supporting our unified effort to promote inclusive opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for people with disabilities? 

IFC offers Coalition membership for both organizations and individuals. 

Are you an Organization?  Go here to Join the Coalition!

Are you an Individual?  Go here to Join a workgroup!

About Us

WHAT IS THE INCLUSIVE FITNESS COALITION?

The Inclusive Fitness Coalition is an expanded group of organizations and individuals representing a cross-section of the disability rights, sports, health/fitness and civil rights communities.

STATEMENT OF NEED

It is estimated that 56 million people report some type of disability. This significant portion of the population faces some of the greatest health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles. The Inclusive Fitness Coalition developed out of the need to address these health issues and create a unified effort to increase access to and participation in physical activity for youth, adults and seniors with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the IFC is to facilitate coordination of organizations and individu­als to address the complexity of personal, social, cultural, political, and economic factors that influence – positively or negatively – the participation of people with disabilities in physical activity, fitness, sports, and recreation. The IFC is charged with promoting equitable access to, and safe use of, fitness and recreational equipment, facilities, and programs, to help reduce debilitating secondary condi­tions associated with disability and a sedentary lifestyle.

CALL TO ACTION

The Inclusive Fitness Coalition's Call to Action discusses the emerging national priority of health and fitness promotion for people with disabilities and activity limitations by describing the low levels of physical activity reported in people with disabilities as well as the poor access to fitness and recreations facilities and programs.  The Call to Action is available for download and distribution by clicking the link.

FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION

The Inclusive Fitness Coalition's Framework for Action was created to bring the Call to Action to action. The framework includes One Vision with Four Asks identifiying with the workgroup focus areas related to physical activity, health promotion, fitness, sports, and recreation that the Coalition feels are a priority.  To read the entire Framework for Action and download an Infographic click the links.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Interested in supporting our unified effort to promote inclusive opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for people with disabilities?  IFC offers Coalition membership for both organizations and individuals.  Go to the Membership page for more information.

Next Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) Webinar series November 6 - December 18, 2014.  Sign up at certification.acsm.org