Adaptive Fitness Centers and Gyms

Many stroke patients have difficulty with recovery after being discharged from therapy due to lack of equipment, decreased motivation, lack of access to fitness centers and uncertainty about what exercises to do. Adaptive fitness centers are an alternative to regular gyms in that they offer equipment that can be used by stroke patients or those in a wheelchair.

These centers are also very accessible to those with disabilities or handicaps. Unfortunately, adaptive fitness centers cannot be found everywhere. The purpose of this webpage is to list centers across the US and in other countries and to provide links to other webpages that provide adaptive fitness center resources. If you have a facility that you would like added to this list, please contact info@stroke-rehab.com. Please note that the following list is not exhaustive by any means. If you are looking for a fitness center that meets your needs as a stroke patient, I suggest checking out local resources such as senior fitness centers, city or county offered programs, and universities as these entities often have some type of adaptive sport and fitness facility or program available to the public. 


Adaptive Fitness Center Locations

Addison, TX: www.Neuroreaction.org - REACT is a community based adaptive fitness and recovery center where certified strength coaches, therapists, researchers, students and volunteers work together to apply advances in neuroscience and strength training.

Boston/Charlestown, MA: Spauldingrehab.org/ -  They offer a wide variety of land and water-based activities. From cycling to golf to rock climbing to fishing and windsurfing – even horseback riding. Sports activities vary by season and location.

Chicago, IL: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program: Those with a primary physical disability may be eligible to participate in the variety of recreational or competitive sports opportunities 

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: www.neurofitnessfoundation.com/Neuro Fitness Foundation helps people with special neurological challenges maintain health, fitness, and independence.

England/UK (website gives location of inclusive gyms in England): www.efds.co.uk/inclusive_fitness

Fort Wayne, Indiana - Turnstone’s Health & Wellness Center is designed for people with physical disabilities and includes fully-accessible fitness equipment, exercise programs, a 230-meter indoor track, and two warm-water therapeutic pools. 

Glendale, AZ: Glendale Community College Adaped Fitness Center is located on the GCC Main Campus and is an accessible and fitness facility specifically designed for adults with physical limitations and special needs.

Englewood, Colorado: The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital is an adaptive fitness center serving individuals with neurologic disabilities in order to optimize their recovery and to create a lifelong plan for 

Golden Valley, MinnesotaCourage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers aquatics classes, adaptive fitness centers, fitness classes and personal training.

London, Ontario, Canada: www.ilcla.ca

Los Angeles, CA: www.reactivept.com/ (gym memberships and adapted classes available)

Maryland/NJ: www.therafitgym.com/ (locations in Westminister & Timonium, MD as well as Middletown, NJ)

Milwaukee, WI: www.tacwi.org/

Peabody, Massachusetts: YMCA Metro North - The program is a recreational, non-clinical program designed specifically for persons with disabilities who are interested in a structured exercise program. The program serves individuals that need specialized, adaptive exercise equipment and/or one-on-one assistance.

Pembroke Pines, FL: Neurofit 360 - is an outpatient facility and a wheelchair accessible gym that caters to individuals suffering from neurological injuries

Phoenix, AZ: ability360.org/

Redmond, Washington: pushing-boundaries.org/

Redwood City, California: www.adaptivepevmsc.org/pe/AdaptivePE.html

Quincy, Massachusetts: ssymca.org/quincy/programs/healthy-living/health-well-being/ (Partnership program)

San Diego, California: www.ens.sdsu.edu/fitnessclinic/ - The fitness clinic serves those with a wide variety of physical disabilities and offers them the opportunity to reach their fitness and exercise goals. A place is provided which allows clients to develop management skills for their disabilities. Clients’ ages have ranged from 2 to 98 years.

Santa Ana, California: www.ocgoodwill-fitnesscenter.org/about/

Victoria, BC, Canada: moveadaptedfitness.ca/

Washington D.C./Northern Virginia: http://www.dpiadaptivefitness.co/

White Plains, New York: www.burke.org/docs/FIT%204%20LIFE%20STROKE%20PACKET.pdf

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