Total Access

TOTAL ACCESS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

The English Federation of Disability in Sport (EFDS) have a vision of enhanced health and wellbeing for all disabled people and a more equal society in which disabled people can achieve through increased opportunities and choice. These outcomes focus on the improved wellbeing and quality of life for disabled people and aspires to social, emotional and psychological wellbeing as well as physical health.

The EFDS envisage a more equal society in which disabled people can achieve through increased opportunities and choice, where disabled people are active for life, and the position of disabled people within society becomes much more positive, and in order to achieve these aims they look to create a position where the physical, logistical and psychological barriers to participation in sport and fitness are removed.  

If disabled people are to exercise genuine choice, then the opportunities open to them need to be as comprehensive as those available to non-disabled people. The experience of sport and physical activity is positive, beneficial and enjoyable and throughout life, regardless of impairment, participating in sport or any physical activity will always be a choice rather than a requirement.  Like all things, the more positive, beneficial and enjoyable the experience (especially the first time), the greater the likelihood of an individual coming back for more and recommending the experience to others.

The Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) is a programme which offers disabled people more choice and opportunities to enjoy the benefits of physical activity - Empire Gym is committed to supporting the EFDS in achieving this and will be looking to achieve the IFI Mark of acreditation.

For these reasons Empire Gym has included in its equipment portfolio a range of Cybex exercise machines in both cardio and strength to give 'Total Access' to disabled people and those recovering from chronic debilitating illness. We have also included disabled changing and washroom facilities on the gym floor and disabled parking within two metres of the disabled access doors.

VIDEO

A short video displaying some of the 'Total Access' range of equipment in use.


arc trainer - total access

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  • Arc Trainer
  • Arc Trainer

Locking Mechanism for Foot Pedals

Locking Mechanism for Foot Pedals provides complete stability for users when stepping on and off the equipment.

Static Side Handles

Static Side Handles offer added stability when mounting, dismounting and exercising.

Raised Console Iconography and Colour

Raised Console Iconography and Colour allows easy identification of the main controls both by colour, large buttons and text for older users, plus raised iconography for visually impaired users.

Large Colour Contrasted Foot Pedals

Large Colour Contrasted Foot Pedals ensure easy identification when mounting and dismounting.

Easy Start Up of 15 Watts

Easy Start Up of 15 Watts provides appropriate resistance for any user.

treadmill - total access

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  • Treadmill
  • Treadmill

Raised Console Iconography and Colour

Raised Console Iconography and Colour allows easy identification of the main controls both by colour, large buttons and text for older users, plus raised iconography for visually impaired users.

Multiple Belt Logos

Multiple Belt Logos ensure that one logo is always completely visible at all times so that visually impaired and other users can recognise if the belt is moving.

Emergency Stop Lanyard

Emergency Stop Lanyard provides safe emergency stop for users with limited upper limb function.
 

upright bikes - total access

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  • Upright Bike
  • Upright Bike

Raised Console Iconography and Colour

Raised Console Iconography and Colour allows easy identification of the main controls both by colour, large buttons and text for older users, plus raised iconography for visually impaired users.

Central Height Adjustment for Saddle

Central Height Adjustment for Saddle allows users to adjust saddle height with either hand.

Unicam Pedals with Heel Straps

Unicam Pedals with Heel Straps prevents users’ feet from slipping off pedals.

Raised Iconography on Seat Adjustments

Raised Iconography on Seat Adjustments. Seat carriage positions have large text and raised iconography numbers for easy and quick seat positioning.

Easy Start Up of 20 Watts

Easy Start Up of 20 Watts provides appropriate resistance for any user.
 

recumbent bikes - total access

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  • Cable Column
  • Cable Column

Raised Console Iconography and Colour

Raised Console Iconography and Colour allows easy identification of the main controls both by colour, large buttons and text for older users, plus raised iconography for visually impaired users.

Central Height Adjustment for Saddle

Central Height Adjustment for Saddle allows users to adjust saddle height with either hand.

Easy Access Side Handles

Easy Access Side Handles below seat height for ease of transfer.

Unicam Pedals with Heel Straps

Unicam Pedals with Heel Straps prevents users’ feet from slipping off pedals.

Raised Iconography on Seat Adjustments

Raised Iconography on Seat Adjustments. Seat carriage positions have large text and raised iconography numbers for easy and quick seat positioning.

Colour Contrasted Handlebar Grips

Colour Contrasted Handlebar Grips offer ease of identification and support when mounting and dismounting.

Easy Start Up of 20 Watts

Easy Start Up of 20 Watts provides appropriate resistance for any user.
 

multi-functional cable column - total access

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  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Recumbent Bikes

Multi-Function

Multi function machine offering a very wide variety of exercises for all non-disabled and disabled users.

Large Stability Handles

Two large stability handles provide wheelchair and other users with the ability to stabilize when performing unilateral (single arm) exercises.

Large Type Instructions

Large type instructions with clear fonts, including graphic instructions to suit all users.

Laser cut numbers

Laser cut numbers on vertical height adjustment pole. The large numbers can be easily identified by visually impaired users.

Low Start Weight

Low 2.5 kg start weights and 1.25 kg increments permit single arm exercise for users with stroke or other upper body impairment.

Height Adjustment Lever

Pistol grip height adjustment enables adjustment of start height with one hand, essential for amputees and those recovering from debilitating illness, i.e. stroke.

Twist Select Weight Selection

Integral 3-position Twist Select mechanism offers ease of weight selection from seated exercise position.