About the Inclusive Fitness Initiative
The Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) is a model that supports the fitness industry to become more inclusive to both disabled and non-disabled people.
The IFI has been running for over 10 years, with a national coverage of approaching 400 IFI Mark accredited facilities. The IFI Mark accreditation consists of three levels; Provisional, Registered and Excellent providing leisure facilities with a framework for continuous improvement to offer disabled people more choice and opportunities to enjoy the benefits of physical activity.
Now working within the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) IFI Mark accredited facilities support and lead the way in providing accessible physical activity and in increasing participation amongst disabled people.
The IFI model addresses inclusion holistically through the following areas:-
• Accessible facilities in terms of physical access and accessible service provision
• Inclusive fitness equipment
• Staff training; customer service and adaptive exercise programming
• Marketing and local partnership development within the local community
• Wider accessible sport and social activities
When visiting an IFI Mark facility you should find accessible facilities, equipment that is appropriate for the vast majority of disabled people, a positive culture and staff attitude and a facility that understands the value of a diverse and inclusive customer base.
To find your nearest IFI Mark facility or for further information either click here to visit our website and use our postcode search or alternatively call us on: 01509 227750 (add prefix 18001 for Text Relay) or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
To find your local IFI site please click the link below