Working out with a handicap or disability

EXERCISING WITH A DISABILITY OR HANDICAP

Do you have a disability or handicap, and would you like to work out? Are you looking for a fitness center with a good exercise program for someone with a disability or handicap? Then we have good news! At VU Sports centre you have come to the right place.

People with disabilities or handicaps often benefit from a good exercise program. Many people with disabilities play sports during rehabilitation. However, at home it can be difficult to keep going. We encourage you to get and keep moving. Together we look at the possibilities and we will draw up a personalized training schedule.

Exercise is an excellent way to tackle physical and cognitive problems. It improves brain functions and gives positive energy. In addition, movement can reduce the chance of a relapse.

FACILITIES FOR EXERCISING WITH A DISABILITY

VU Sports Centre has all the adequate facilities to support you. For example, there is an elevator, so you can enter the gym. The fitness room is spacious. And the staff is qualified to provide the proper guidance.

WHAT DOES THE GUIDANCE PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

You will receive a personal intake with a qualified instructor. During this intake we’ll look at personal circumstances and possibilities and set up a suitable exercise program. This intake can be repeated periodically. Then you can get started with your exercise program. If you run into something or have questions, you can always contact the instructor at site.

REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION

Mariëlle Spekreijse is our contact person for exercising with a disability. To request an intake or to obtain more information, please send an email to m.spekreijse@vu.nl. She will then plan the first intake for you. You can of course also arrange your subscription at the desk. In that case, you can schedule the intake directly with the instructor.

We are the preferred partner of READE, the center for rehabilitation medicine and rheumatology in Amsterdam, for exercising close to home. 

Want to receive our news letter?

Enter your e-mail adress to subscribe!

Copyright © 2019 - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam