Dear Physical Activity Coordinator or Health Promotion Officer,

It is with great delight that I tell you that we have successfully launched our National fit4all Week which takes place from the 8th-14th May and our National fit4all Expo which will be held on the 10th May. The launch was held in the national aquatic centre on the 27th February and we were honoured to have John Treacy and Una May from Sport Ireland our Patron Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Footballer & Dancing with the Stars, Chris Mc Elligott from Operation Transformation and Paralympian Patrice Dockery present to profile the event for us. We would be very grateful if you could circulate this information to any leisure facility, centre or fitness professional that you may be working and also to any individual or group that have a disability.

The fit4all week is a national campaign aimed at increasing awareness among people with disabilities their families & carers and disability services on the benefits of regular exercise, healthy lifestyles and opportunities to participate within the local community. Fit4all week also aims to increase awareness and build the capacity of leisure & fitness professionals in providing accessible programmes and facilities within their local community. Throughout the Fit4All week, we are inviting leisure Centres, fitness facilities, community halls, professional trainers etc. around the country to open up their centres and invite individuals with disabilities to participate in their programmes and to try out everything within their facility”

Our national expo is an essential part of our fit4all week and it will showcase fitness classes, demonstrations, training providers and much more all aimed at highlighting the inclusion of individuals with disabilities into fitness and exercise. The master class on the day is being run by Kris Saunders of Wheely Good Fitness. Kris is the Founder of Wheely Good Fitness providing unique and modern fitness classes to wheelchair users and to the wider disability community. Since embracing using a wheelchair and becoming a fitness instructor his role and involvement within the field of disability and fitness has become diverse - actively encouraging a change in perceptions by the fitness industry and the public in what people living with disabilities are capable of. There will be a full schedule of classes throughout the day each highlighting the inclusion of individuals with disabilities

The Expo will also pay host to an exhibition area which will highlight the services and products from companies, retailers and vendors working and supplying in the fitness sector. Each exhibitor will be highlighting their product or service with special focus on how it can improve or assist with the inclusion of individuals with a disability into their centre programmes. The EXPO is a Free to attend event.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR LEISURE CENTRES

We are now accepting Registrations on http://caracentre.ie/fit4all/ from leisure centres, gyms, pools, sports centres and fitness professionals for fit4all week.

You can also express your interest to attend the expo by clicking the link http://caracentre.ie/fit4all/


If you have any questions in relation to the event, please do not hesitate to contact me,

I look forward to hearing from you soon,