Gym News

10 Years of Putting the Ability back into disability

Ability Bow was founded in 2006 to enable people with disabilities or long-term health conditions to become fitter and more independent through exercise. Back then we started supporting about 20 people; today we are a team of 15 staff supporting over 450 disabled people in our gym.Most of the people we work with have had a life-changing event such as a stroke or the diagnosis of a long-term condition. We receive around 25 referrals monthly from GPs, Physiotherapists and other Health or Social Care Professionals.

Rest in Peace James Elliott & Chris McMuck

It is with deep sadness that we announce that gym members Professor James Elliott and Chris McGuigan sadly passed away over the festive holidays.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Prof. James Elliott our friend and client, known in our centre as the Professor, he passed away on Dec 30th 2015. Our team feel honoured and grateful to have met James who was attending our gym every week for nearly 3 years , we are glad to have known him and to have been able to support him during his time with us. RIP Professor James

Ability Bow Champions

Ability Bow Champions !  Have something nice to tell us about your experience of Ability Bow? What keeps you coming here ? Tell us and let us snap you to join our champions wall . Tell us at reception if you'd like to contribute towards this item, the more snaps we have the further we can expand this feature  , help us make #abilitychampions a success !

Albie holding his quote on a sign

Change to opening times

From Jan 30th 2016 we will no longer be opening on Saturdays. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you to all of those who came and supported our weekend service. Watch this space for exciting developments in our timetable .

Welcome Tony !

We extend a warm welcome to Tony; He is our new part time gym instructor working on Fridays. He’s a local from Bow originally and is a level 3 instructor and has good experience working with people of all abilities. Look out for him and say hello!

Staff member Tony

New Partnership for Ability Bow

Commissioned by Tower Hamlets CCG, we're leading a partnership with Primary Care Network 8 Healthy Island Partnership, Community Options and SE Health Trainers to deliver a pilot project to help people with long-term health conditions best manage their health and wellbeing. Exercisers are now reaching their first 3-month assessments.

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