Local Gym Making Fitness More Accessible for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
By: Fitness Is My Sickness
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 15% of American adults are reported to have some form of hearing impairment. With the increasing popularity of the fitness world, the Hard of Hearing form a large market of potential gym goers. The need to encourage physical fitness by making classes and the gym more accessible has never been so great.
Owner, Monique Allen is excited about making her gym a place of inclusion. She says, "We want to create a bridge between our existing audience and make our gym a place the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and differently-
The first Fitness Is My Sickness Sign & Sweat Fitness Workshop will be held on September 8, 2018, from 9 am – 12 pm at 7202 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115. "Our workshop is Free to the public and we welcome and encourage all levels and abilities to attend", said Monique Allen. The workshop will include adaptive fitness classes including sign language, standard visual cues, and playing music with more bass. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn some simple sign language and instruction on how to incorporate the use of gestures, demos, and even facial expressions to encourage inclusiveness.
Fitness is My Sickness will soon be offering their signature Sign & Sweat Fitness quarterly workshops and weekly classes as part of their other services. This is an opportunity to make the gym and fitness more welcoming and accessible and to increase their community outreach.
About Fitness Is My Sickness
Fitness Is My Sickness is an exclusive all women's fitness studio located in the heart of the beautiful city of San Diego, California! They pride themselves on the ability to help women transform physically and mentally gain their confidence and feeling of self, while creating a bridge to make the gym a place the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and differently-
Their mission is to help people accomplish their goals and overcome their personal barriers toward leading a healthy lifestyle and enjoying fitness. If you are in San Diego and looking for an inclusive wellness center then you have hit the jackpot!! For more information about the gym, visit their website at http://fimswomen.com/
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