Indoor Sport Services can now provide a range of products to help disabled rowers use the Indoor Rower, including the Adapt 2 Row Seating System. The two types of seat allow rowers with a range of disabilities, from those who require a little more support than the standard seat can offer to those who require full postural support, to exercise on the Indoor Rower.
Adaptive rowing, both on-water and on the Indoor Rower, has grown in popularity greatly in the last decade and in 2002 for the first time the World Rowing Championships incorporated adaptive rowing events. Indoor rowing is a fully inclusive sport and, while the British Indoor Rowing Championship does not have separate adaptive categories, a wide range of disabled athletes regularly compete.
For anyone interested in or currently working with people with physical, sensory and learning impairments the YMCA Fitness Industry training programme offer a course - 'Exercise & Fitness for Disabled People'. This is a 3 day course covering general disability awareness training.
Further details may be obtained from:
YMCA Fitness Industry Training
111 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3NP
Telephone: 0207 343 1850