Activity is important for all of us, but exercise and physical activity can be particularly beneficial for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. It can reduce the risk of developing chronic health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Exercise is as important for disabled people as it is for everybody else. The physical and psychological benefits have been well documented. With this in mind, the 2018 Future Fit Training report into the physical activity sector market – Raising the Bar – highlighted a number of worrying issues with regard to disabled people and exercise.

The report was produced in conjunction with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and UK Active, and carried the concerning statistic  that 86% of respondents think that most exercise professionals are not adequately trained to work with disabled people.


Cyclone Mobility have introduced a range of gymnasium equipment that enables the user to perform an extensive range of exercises from home without assistance. Their specialist equipment promotes independence and rehabilitation; ideal for disabled people that want to make 2019 the year when they start to feel better through better lifestyle choices.

Cyclone’s range of gym equipment is specifically designed for disabled people. The Equalizer 6000 compact multi-gym, for example, can be used direct from a wheelchair without needing to transfer. This compact multi-gym gives disabled people the option of taking on a variety of exercise regimes, from rowing and bench presses, to vertical butterflies and lat pulldowns; all from your wheelchair. Simple and effective, the Equaliser offers the same functionality of a standard gym for both disabled and able-bodied people. Users benefit from compound exercise, working several muscle sets as well as joints.

As disability confidence in the fitness sector increases, it’s likely that you’ll start to see Equalizers appearing in public gyms. However, it’s incredibly compact, measuring just 42” wide by 42” long and can also be dismantled to fit through most doors and is ideal for domestic use.

Precision made from heavy-duty steel, the Equalizer 6000 is smooth and silent and boasts great features to give an impressive range of activities.

Get ready for the new improved 2019 VitaGlide

The VitaGlide has long been recognised as one of the most effective aerobic exercise machines that can be easily used from a wheelchair. The last version was released back in 2008 and sold well around the world. Since then ownership of the design has changed hands and the new owners have been working to produce a much improved and updated version – VitaGlide 2019.


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