Nov
17
2013

Sports Clubs for the Disable: Room for Improvement

Living with disability is hard enough. Living with disability and searching for a health club that is friendly to them in the United States is even harder. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, most major public places already have in its planning accessibility requirements so that blind, deaf, and wheelchair-bound patrons can enter and exit. Health clubs that do not violate the act are hard to find because of the mindset that people […]

Nov
15
2013

Disabled Sports

Over the past couple of decades, the world of sports has greatly expanded and opened doors to people of all races, genders, and even physical and mental capabilities. Now sporting events and competitions are not just accessible to persons with disabilities, some of them are geared towards and made just for them. I am talking about disabled sports. You may know them as adapted sports, or even Handisports. Disabled sports are open to individuals with […]

Dec
24
2012

Disabled Snow Sports

Keeping active and getting involved with disabled sports is getting easier for many disabled people, especially after the success of the London Paralympic games last summer. It doesn’t just have to be in the summer months when you stay active though, there are plenty of things to do throughout winter – both inside and outside. Winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding may not be the first things which come to mind when you think […]

Oct
15
2012

The London Paralympic Legacy: What Next For Disabled Sports?

The London 2012 Paralypics this summer were widely heralded as a huge success all over the world. From the build up, to the awe-inspiring opening ceremony and the record-breaking performances, this years’ paralympics went further to put disability sports on the map than ever before. But just how much of an effect have these paralypics had on the way that wider society views disabilities, and how far has it gone to encourage those with a […]

Jul
11
2012

Help For Disabled Athletes

  The London Olympic Games are just around the corner and afterwards, the Paralympic Games. There is plenty of hype for the Paralympic Games this year, not just because the events are being held in the UK, but also because of the British athletes taking part. Over the past few years building up to games since the London bid was successful, there has been a lot more money invested into sports of all kinds, both […]

May
24
2012

Sport Science In Disability Sports

In the run up to the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics there has been increased interest in the way that laboratory equipment can benefit athletes and their development. In the last half a decade there have been a huge number of developments in terms of sports science, and now every competing athlete is tracked and analysed to ensure that they are reaching optimum performance. Within the paralympic movement, participants are generally put into six categories […]

May
14
2012

Sports Clubs For All To Enjoy

When planning and building a sports facility or club house for people to use, various considerations need to be taken into account. Space needed, cost of materials and what the building is to be used for are a few of the most obvious questions that must be addresses, but a less though of aspect is disabled access. Disabled access may not seem like a priority for a sports facility, but disabled people are increasingly getting […]

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