Following requests from potential clients around the country and instructors interested in teaching Wheel-Fit™ and Wheel-Spin™ classes in their own area, we are currently looking at running workshops for each class programme. Whilst these would not be a qualification nor provide CPD points, they would licence the instructor to provide these Wheely Good Fitness classes independently to their local clients. In addition, classes being run by those who have successfully completed the specific workshop would be listed on our website to help enquiring clients find a class local to them.

Unlike some branded programmes, upon completion, other than the initial fee for the workshop you will not be required to pay any annual membership fees. In addition, you will not be required to use specific music or follow a specified programme. We believe instructors need the freedom to not only develop their classes to suit their clients, but also to put their own personality into their classes. Instructors are simply expected to follow the principles of Wheely Good Fitness, which are to ensure that people of all abilities have equal access to quality exercise programmes that are inclusive, modern in style and approach, beneficial to the individuals progression and embrace ability over inability.

 

Workshop 1 – Wheel-Fit

Our aerobics class, Wheel-Fit, is designed to provide a full upper body workout incorporating a cardio workout and dumbbell workout to help with overall fitness, muscular strength and endurance. These classes are designed to be demanding but fun, working on upper body mobility, flexibility, posture and strength whilst putting the body through a good cardiovascular workout. This programme is mixed ability, suitable for clients with or without a physical disability who want a different type of workout, or wish to improve their upper body cardiovascular fitness and strength.

At Wheely Good Fitness we believe that seated exercise does not need to be slow or gentle, therefore our approach to aerobic exercise is modern, demanding and creative. Depending on the individuals abilities and circumstances, the class can be performed using either a standard chair, exercise ball or wheelchair. Being seated focuses almost all the movement into the upper body, making it a core workout as well as exercise for the upper limbs. Unlike standing exercise, where it is easy to cheat using momentum, seated exercise forces the individual to control their movements, focusing on strength, posture and controlled movement, ensuring their body is working at its best for maximum gain.

Workshop format

This workshop will be a mixture of theory and practical work.

Format: Classroom/studio learning

Duration: 1 day

Location: Hereford

Certificate of completion

What is covered in the workshop

  • Understanding the adaptation of exercise for clients of different abilities
  • The principles behind inclusive exercise and legislation
  • An insight into some of the barriers to clients with a disability in taking part in exercise
  • Practical sessions in Wheel-Fit
  • Established workout programmes to help get your classes started and how to develop your own classes

How you are assessed

You will be assessed throughout the workshop, where you will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the workshop content.

  • Worksheet
  • Practical

What is required to attend the Wheel-Fit workshop

  • Level 2 Exercise to Music qualification
  • A minimum of three months teaching experience is strongly recommended
  • You will be required to bring a self-propelling wheelchair with you for the workshop
  • Whilst not currently required, it is strongly recommended that you give consideration to furthering your knowledge by obtaining your Level 3 Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients to improve your skills and understanding around disability.

 

Workshop 2 – Wheel-Spin

Wheel-Spin is a unique class created by Wheely Good Fitness and is a demanding self-propelling wheelchair user class, intended to really push the boundaries, providing an intense cardiovascular group session.

With the client’s wheelchair located on a specially designed roller station, as a group they work at pace with varying levels of intensity for that ultimate cardio workout using the same principles as indoor cycling classes. With regular attendance the clients will find using their chair both easier and less demanding as their overall fitness and pushing techniques improve. This class programme is suitable for all self-propelling wheelchair users and is also beneficial for wheelchair sportspeople wishing to improve their on-court speed and endurance.

Workshop format

This workshop will be a mixture of theory and practical work.

Format: Classroom/studio learning

Duration: 1 day

Location: Hereford

Certificate of completion

What is covered in the workshop

  • Understanding the adaptation of exercise for clients with a physical disability
  • The principles behind inclusive exercise and legislation
  • An insight into some of the barriers to clients with a disability in taking part in exercise
  • Practical sessions in Wheel-Spin
  • Established workout programmes to help get your classes started and how to develop your own classes

How you are assessed

You will be assessed throughout the workshop, where you will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the workshop content.

  • Worksheet
  • Practical

What is required to attend the Wheel-Spin workshop

  • Level 2 Group Indoor Cycling qualification
  • A minimum of three months teaching experience is strongly recommended
  • Whilst not currently required, it is strongly recommended that you give consideration to furthering your knowledge by obtaining your Level 3 Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients to improve your skills and understanding around disability.

 

Cost and expressing an interest

It is our aim to provide these workshops at an affordable price and this price will be dependent on the numbers attending. Therefore to help us achieve this, we are asking for people to register their interest in the specific workshops, to enable us to gauge numbers and cost.

In addition, knowing how busy instructors can be, we would like to be able to hold the workshops on days that are suited to the majority of those wishing to attend. Whilst we cannot accommodate everyone and we have our own class programmes to work around, we would like to know whether a weekday or weekend is most suitable for people wishing to attend.

Therefore if you are interested in attending a workshop, please register your interest by completing the contact form below. The information you provide is solely for the purpose of establishing interest in the workshops and will not be passed on to any third party, nor will you be contacted other than to update you about the workshops development as we have more information.

 

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