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ERIC Number: EJ850020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Making the LEAPS to Getting in Shape: Five Guidelines for Finding a Gym for Individuals with Disabilities
Purpora, Megan
Exceptional Parent, v39 n6 p14-15 Jun 2009
Getting in shape and staying in shape is not easy for anyone, but for the millions of Americans with disabilities, it is a significant challenge. An astonishing 56 percent of individuals with disabilities get no physical activity at all, according to a report conducted by Healthy People 2010. By utilizing an American fixture like gyms, many people with disabilities can introduce exercise into their lifestyles and reverse this statistic. The key to creating and maintaining a fitness action plan is choosing the right gym. This article offers five guidelines for finding a gym for individuals with disabilities. (Contains 6 online resources.)
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Language: English
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