Gym News

Improve your mental wellbeing

Our Positive Steps programme encourages people with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems to exercise. Evidence has proven that exercise is very beneficial to our mental health. It is believed that exercise releases chemicals in our brain that make us feel good.

Gym member Jamie completes Gym Instructor Qualification

InstructABILITY is a funded (free) course run by YMCAfit, in partnership with Aspire. The course is for people who have disabilities to train to become level 2 gym instructors and our gym member Jamie is well on her way to completing her CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Projects News

Aside to our main specialist exercise referral programme, we also have several separate exercise projects that we run during the year. Now most of our projects are starting up new groups so we invite people to join up.

Our MS Exercise Group is for people who have Multiple Sclerosis ; a weekly exercise class for people with MS to improve strength, fitness and mobility, here at Ability Bow Gym.

Helping People in Wheelchairs to Stand

Not everybody knows that Ability Bow has a Standing Frame for wheelchair users. We have had it for a few months now after it was donated by a gym member who didn’t have the room for it at home. The frame actually belongs to Tower Hamlets NHS and we work in partnership with physiotherapists to induct new users and help support people to use it here in the gym.

Ability Bow Instructor Profile - Raz

My name is Razeen Uddin. I'm currently 29 years old and live in North London. Health and fitness has always been a part of my life, and after secondary school I felt I needed to increase my level of physical activity. In school or college you remain seated for so much of the day so I decided to take up different sports.

And another year nearly gone

I can’t believe we are almost at the end of another year! It has been a fantastic year for us with exciting new projects like ‘Keep Moving’ a group exercise followed by tea for stroke survivors. We have seen 16 new stroke survivors making loads of progress in the groups and they have also made new friends.

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