Winchester Mencap‚Äôs Low Level circuit training provides makes it possible for learning disabled adults to get fit in a mainstream leisure facility and to have fun doing so.
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In 2003 Winchester Mencap discovered that many of their adult members were very unfit. They launched Low Level Circuit Training in partnership with the local leisure centre and funding from local statutory bodies. The aim is to provide accessible fitness opportunities open to all abilities. Low Level Circuits is accessible to all. About 25 members exercise according to their own physical potential. Members use punch bags, benches, weights and floor exercises and are developing their strength, core stability and stamina as well general fitness. Members are trained in using exercises and equipment by professional sports centre staff. Members pay the leisure centre for the facility. Winchester Mencap pays for support workers for the fitness session and time in the coffee bar afterwards so that that people with learning disabilities can have the opportunity to access a mainstream leisure facility without having the extra costs and complications of arranging for someone to go with them. Time in the coffee bar after the fitness session is designed to provide a social opportunity and to encourage members to be comfortable about accessing the fitness centre with their friends at other times Costs: approx ¬£2,500pa
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