Activity and wellbeing hub : Disabilities

Activity Hub : Disabilities

A range of activities for people with disabilities

In these unprecedented times it is important to stay active and connected. This page contains a range of activities and exercises that are suitable for people with disabilities and should help you stay fit and active.

WheelPower - British Wheelchair Sport

Join WheelPower and Ben every Tuesday morning at 11:00am to experience a free exercise class from the comfort of your homes. Also available are Circuits with Ella and Yoga with Nina. Click the link for details of the next session and how to join.

Online Exercise Classes


British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport are happy to to provide you with some audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength. Their Active At Home Programme consists of daily workouts and monthly "live workout weeks"

Visit British Blind Sport here


Adapt To Perform

A range of workouts from personal trainer and wheelchair user Ben Clark. Includes a 30-day wheelchair fitness challenge.

Go to Adapt to Perform YouTube page


Cerebral PalsySport

A set of resources on exercise and nutrition, including shoulder mobility exercises and a workout adapted for people in wheelchairs.

Visit Cerebral Palsy here

Listen to our Youth Activator and England CP Footballer, Harry Baker talk about his experiences

Oxfordshire Football Association - Team Talk  


Synergy Dance Outreach

An online programme of yoga and dance specially designed for people with long-term health conditions and disabilities to help them keep fit, social and active.

Visit Synergy Dance Outreach


AccessSport - Be Inclusive Try-Day Friday 2020

Access Sport are supporting clubs with a gradual return to activity implementing COVID-secure measures, as well as continuing to deliver other initiatives such as equipment boxes and online activities to keep people active. 

Access Sport


Family Information Directory - Oxfordshire County Council

Including activities, support for parents and carers and more.

Visit Family Information Directory


WheelPower - adaptive yoga

Nina Boswell Brown demonstrates, explains and guides you through a gentle warm up, before showing you how to complete the yoga poses in a safe and effective way.

Visit the WheelPower website


Parasport

Parasport has teamed up with Kris Saunders-Stowe a qualified fitness instructor to bring you some short, easy to follow guides to stretching and improving your mobility.

Visit the Parasport website


Change4Life - activities for kids

For those living with a child with a disability, Change4Life have some great ideas to help you get moving together including a seated obstacle race and potato golf.

Change4Life accessible activities


MS Society - simple exercises

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis can make it hard to exercise. The MS Society has created a range of exercises for people with MS. These workouts are designed for different levels of mobility.

Visit the MS Society website


Disability Horizons

Top 10 exercises for disabled people

Visit Disability Horizons


Paralympians share their workout routines

Paralympians Are Sharing Their Workout Routines for International Women's Day. Find out what a day in the life looks like for Paralympic athletes like Lisa Bunschoten, Scout Bassett, and Ellen Keane. You can follow these female Paralympians with some of the exercises they are doing on social media (some are not currently possible as they're in public places)

Read about Paralympians


NHS - Fitness Advice for Wheelchair Users

Regular aerobic exercise – the kind that raises your heart rate and causes you to break a sweat – and muscle-strengthening exercise are just as important for the health and wellbeing of wheelchair users as they are for other adults.

Visit the NHS advice and guide here

Gentle sitting exercises to improve mobility and prevent falls.

Visit NHS sitting exercises


Adapt to Perform

No Equipment Beginner HIIT Workout for Wheelchair Users from ADAPT TO PERFORM

Join the HIIT Class


Cardio Workout on a Chair (for people with bad/weak/injured knees)

Join in with a YouTube session for a great cardio workout. The exercises includes a warm-up and stretching will help you to lose weight, improve heart health and get in shape, despite certain knee disabilities.

Watch cardio workout


Balance Exercises To Improve Balance And Coordination

Even though these exercises are aimed at elderly people, there can be a comparison with levels of ability of balance for people with physical disabilities so they could be helpful.

Visit Top 10 Balance Exercises


Affinity Trust - Supporting People with Learning Disabilities

The Fit Kit team in Hereford have created a fitness and exercise video for people with learning disabilities.

Visit Affinity Trust


Sunrise Medical Covid-19 Tips for Wheelchair Users

Important information regarding COVID-19 precautions to be taken by wheelchair users.

Visit Sunrise Medical here