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!


New York City Mayor Calls Personal Trainers to Action

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has put out a call to action, asking 100 personal trainers in New York City to volunteer their time and expertise to help overweight, unhealthy New Yorkers. Currently 15 recreation facilities across New York City offer fitness classes and instruction to nearly 1,600 people per week. Those classes are free to participants but the instructors are paid for their work. Due to budget constraints Mayor Bloomberg is asking Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors to volunteer some of their time to lead these classes so that the individuals who benefit from them will continue to have these classes at their disposal.

Club Industry Conference Tracks: Specialty Populations, Personal Training, and Wellness, Weight Loss & Medical Integration

The following sessions are being presented by NCPAD/IFC staff members and may be of special interest to you. For more information on all of the sessions in the Specialty Populations track, visit:

Portable Aquatic Lift (PAL): A completely portable aquatic lift!

The Portable Aquatic Lift (PAL) is a completely portable aquatic lift, requiring no mounting to the pool deck. It contains over seven hundred pounds of counter weight to support a lifting capacity of 300 lbs. Its padded handle and ball bearing casters make the PAL easy to move, making it the perfect fit for facilities requiring accessibility to more than one water location, as well as for those who wish to store the unit away when it is not needed.

Inclusive Physical Activity for People with Vision Loss

Emerging Evidence in Inclusive Physical Activity for People with Disabilities: Building Inclusive Physical Activity Communities for People with Vision Loss

Rimmer, J.H. (2006). Building Inclusive Physical Activity Communities for People with Vision Loss. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 100 (Special Supplement), 863-865.


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