Gym News

Meet Reece: Recovering From A Near Fatal Cruel Prank To Rebuilding Strength At Our Gym

According to Spinal Research UK, more than 50,000 people in the UK and Ireland are living with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.

Many of those living with this type of diagnosis are defined as being tetraplegic - which is paralysis in both an individual’s arms and legs.

After experiencing a severe spinal injury while on holiday, we spoke to our wheelchair-based gym member Reece Kempley, who explains why Ability Bow is helping him to live life and face the day again.

Meet Rochelle: Day In The Life Of Our Remarkable New Receptionist

Meet Rochelle. She’s one of our remarkable receptionists, who began her new role late last month at our disabilities and long-term health conditions exercise service. She spoke to us more about her job and why she’s already found she loves working here!

The Q&A

Q: Where do you live?

A: Elephant and Castle, London.

Q: What’s your career/study/educational background?

Meet Drew: Putting Positivity Into Our Mental Health Exercise

One in four people encounter a mental health challenge in their lifetime.  

Our Positive Steps project aims to tackle social isolation and physical challenges through an individual’s perceived mental barriers and enable our members to boost their everyday life with small changes to their emotional and physical wellbeing.  

New Year and New Job Start for Remarkable Receptionist Francesca

We’re delighted to announce our remarkable receptionist Francesca Joseph has made an exciting new job move…although luckily for our charity gym she hasn't gone far; as she’s become our new Ability Bow part-time Executive Assistant.   

Francesca - who’s worked on our reception for just over two years and provided a range of necessary duties including vital administration, gym membership bookings and marketing/events support - started her new role (which is also a brand new role for our gym) in the second week of January.

New Thursday Gym Opening Hours 2019

We're changing our gym opening hours from 2019, with our doors now opening at 10am every Thursday until 5pm. 

Our other opening hours throughout the week remain the same and include: 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9:30am to 6pm

For more info about us and what we offer people with disabilities and long-term health conditions, visit our Activities page


Christmas Closing Times

It's not long until our hard-working gym team will be taking a well-earned rest for the Christmas break on Friday 21 December from 5pm!

Just so you know, you can make your New Year's resolution - in attending our gym and committing to even more exercise in 2019 - when our doors reopen on Wednesday 2 January from 9:30am!

Happy holidays and see you then! .