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OnSite Fitness October/November Issue: Inclusive Fitness

This issue is the third installment of the NPO Leadership Series and OnSite Fitness spoke with Dr. James Rimmer and Jessica Madrigal of the Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC) about helping facilities reach everyone in need. If you aren’t a current member of the IFC, see page 38 for information on how to join, it’s free and it benefits everyone.

The inclusion of all is an important component of non-profit facilities. We plan a tremendous amount for youth, adult and senior programming but how much emphasis do you give those who need modifications to participate in these programs? Those with mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive challenges may not be able to participate in your programs as they are now or not even know that they are welcome.

A few improvements to the wording of your program guides, a few additions to your staff trainings and a few adjustments in the purchase and placement of your equipment can make a world of difference to someone who sees challenges everyday. OnSite Fitness spoke with Dr. James Rimmer and Jessica Madrigal of the Inclusive Fitness Coalition about what non-profits need to know to reach out to everyone who wants wellness as a part of their lives. View the entire article on page 12 of the pdf.

Table of Contents

10 NON-PROFITS
The Realities of “Inclusive Fitness” for
NFP Facilities
By Michael Scott Scudder


12 NPO LEADERSHIP SERIES
INCLUSIVE FITNESS COALITION
Helping Facilities Reach Everyone In Need


18 INCLUSIVE FITNESS AND SPECIAL
POPULATIONS SURVEY
OSF Reader Results


22 ADAPTED FITNESS TESTING
Making Fitness Testing Work in an
Adaptive Environment
By Amy Scanlin, MS


24 INCLUSIVE FITNESS AT THE
YS AND JCCS

Bergen Counry YWCAs Get Into The Swim
Hockomock Area YMCAs Fun-Athlon
Preston’s H.O.P.E. Fully Accessible Playground


32 WHY PRACTICE PILATES
Reaching the PT Community
By Kerry Lee Brown


35 STRENGTH INDEX
Fitness Adaptations Associated With Different
Training Frequencies
By Wayne Westcott, PhD. C.S.C.S.

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