Q. What do five wheelchair users, two amputees, and people with various health conditions have in common?
A. They are all qualified fitness professionals attending ukactive Matrix Flame Awards!
Graduates of the InstructAbility programme are being sponsored by their employers and Matrix Fitness to represent the partnerships that have developed since the spinal injury charity, Aspire and YMCAfit launched the scheme onto the fitness industry scene five years ago.
With Sport England’s support the project has enabled more than 250 disabled people to enter the sector workforce and has engaged other disabled people in over 30,000 fitness activities too. InstructAbility is a finalist in the 2016 ukactive Matrix Flame Award for ‘Healthy Partnerships’.