InstructAbility is a multi award winning bespoke programme designed to engage disabled people in the fitness industry as gym instructors and gym users.

The scheme provides disabled people with free, accessible fitness industry training and qualifications followed by a voluntary industry work placement where instructors work to encourage more disabled people in the local community to participate in fitness activities.  

InstructAbility is funded by Sport England and offers disabled people free gym instructor training and an industry work placement. The aim of the scheme, created by Aspire the spinal injury charity, and delivered in partnership with YMCAfit, is to support disabled people into a fitness career where they can encourage other disabled people to access leisure facilities and enjoy and active lifestyle.

300 disabled people have qualified as instructors, and delivered over 60,000 inclusive fitness sessions, with 50% of graduates securing offers of employment.

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For more information please visit: www.instructability.org.uk