Gym News

Protecting Our Service

In November 2016 we hit a funding crisis . As you may know , currently our service is short term only with all those referred offered just 12 weeks of one :one sessions ,due to lack of government funding. Please see here for more detail . We want this to be temporary and are raising awareness through our appeal to try and regain our unique long term rehab service.

New Equipment for Ability Bow

Ability Bow has kindly been donated an FES Bike. FES is used to stimulate the lower motor neurons that connect the spinal cord to your muscles, and evokes patterned movement of the legs or the arms. FES therefore enables your muscles to be exercised, even if you’ve lost some or all voluntary control of them. The bike also has the ability to stimulate core muscles.

New Team Members !

We extend a warm welcome to Francesca and Sam our new receptionists working Monday—Friday. Both Frankie and Sam are enjoying their new roles and we are certainly enjoying having them on the AB team ! 

Ability Bow - A Poem by Barbara Stewart for our 10th Birthday

ABILITY BOW

Welcome here to Ability Bow
They’ll keep you fit from your head to your toes
You may be disabled or have a long time health condition
The staff will advise you on health and nutrition
They will support you to exercise that’s their main mission

10 Years of Putting the Ability back into disability

Ability Bow was founded in 2006 to enable people with disabilities or long-term health conditions to become fitter and more independent through exercise. Back then we started supporting about 20 people; today we are a team of 15 staff supporting over 450 disabled people in our gym.Most of the people we work with have had a life-changing event such as a stroke or the diagnosis of a long-term condition. We receive around 25 referrals monthly from GPs, Physiotherapists and other Health or Social Care Professionals.

Rest in Peace James Elliott & Chris McMuck

It is with deep sadness that we announce that gym members Professor James Elliott and Chris McGuigan sadly passed away over the festive holidays.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Prof. James Elliott our friend and client, known in our centre as the Professor, he passed away on Dec 30th 2015. Our team feel honoured and grateful to have met James who was attending our gym every week for nearly 3 years , we are glad to have known him and to have been able to support him during his time with us. RIP Professor James

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