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Conquer the Gym: Free Workshops on Inclusive Fitness (Inspired by AAFMD!)

Finding Your Fit: Accessible Workouts for Everyone

Physical activity is vital for overall health, impacting weight management, mental well-being, and chronic disease prevention. Yet, nearly half of adults with disabilities in the US (estimated at 1 in 5) don't participate in aerobic activities. This is where inclusive fitness comes in, making gyms and workouts accessible for everyone.

Our friends at the Adaptive Athletics Foundation of Maryland (AAFMD) are passionate about promoting inclusive fitness opportunities, and they're wanted to pass along this opportunity in Connecticut in the hopes of inspiring other communities to do the same! These workshops are designed to empower individuals of all abilities to navigate the gym with confidence and experience the benefits of an inclusive workout!

Join us for two FREE workshops!


Workshop 1: Adapting Gym Exercises & Machines

  • Date: Saturday, September 28th
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Cheshire Community YMCA, 961 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Focus: Learn valuable strategies for adapting traditional gym exercises and machines to suit your individual needs.

Workshop 2: Challenge Yourself – Let's Get Moving!

  • Date: Sunday, September 29th
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: CrossFit Stamford, 75 Selleck Street, Stamford, CT 06902
  • Focus: Discover the joy of movement and explore accessible workout options perfect for all fitness levels.

Who Should Attend?

These workshops are ideal for individuals with disabilities, caregivers, fitness professionals, and anyone interested in inclusive fitness solutions.

Ready to Take Control of Your Health?

Space is limited, so register today! Contact:

  • Mike "Capo" Capossela:
  • CrossFit Stamford: 914-406-5429


  • Doug Levens: 
  • Cheshire Community YMCA: 203-272-3150 ext. 503

Don't miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and discover the exciting world of inclusive fitness! Inspired by the work of the AAFMD, we hope these workshops inspire other communities to do the same!



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