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Enable - Inclusivity in the Industry

CPDs: 4.5

Enable is an education regarding people with disabilities for the fitness industry. The primary goal is to educate the importance of inclusion of people with a disability in all aspects of life, this includes in our fitness centres, creating both employment and recreation opportunities as well as social inclusion. We aim to create inclusive communities, places that are accessible where all people with or without a disability are included, respected, and celebrated.

Enable: Creating Awareness, A Sense of Belonging, To Enhance Lives, Through Exercise.

Everyone Deserves the Opportunity to Exercise.

Aims and objectives of course:

  • To provide an overview and explanation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), dementia, cerebral palsy, neuro developmental disorders, hearing and sight impairments and others
  • Explain what an learning disability is, how its diagnosed, what it means to live with one, life experiences regarding low expectations and options to take part in all aspects of life
  • Terminology: what to and what not to say, when it comes to the language of disability
  • How to deliver fitness programs for people with learning disability and ASD for both children and adults in reference to class size, helpers, carers, music volume, appropriate exercises, how to plan and have back up plans.

Author Bios

Carol Syer has combined her extensive fitness knowledge and industry experience with her desire to create accessible fitness programs as she believes fitness is for everyone. Carol has designed unique group exercise classes/program for both adults and children with learning disability and autism.

A multi award winning fitness presenter, Marietta Mehanni is a successful live and online educator for both land and water-based exercise. Founder and co-creator of My Group Move, mSwing and Gymstick education, Marietta teamed up with Carol to create education for the fitness industry to provide more opportunities for exercise for people with learning disability.

Both Carol and Marietta have family members who have learning disability, and they believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to exercise.