Gain Adaptive has been developed by Rachel Wilkinson, an Occupational Therapist and Crossfit coach at Gain Fitness, who is passionate about combining her knowledge, experience and love of both professions to make Crossfit accessible and inclusive for those with a disability or impairment.
Crossfit principles and values are about promoting functional fitness to enable people of all abilities to improve their health and well-being, to become fitter and stronger for the challenges of everyday life, which also includes adaptive athletes. An ‘Adaptive Athlete’ is an individual with physical or neurological disorders, amputees, wheelchair users and other long-term injuries which limit access to able-bodied fitness facilities and sport.
Adaptive Crossfit focuses on developing lifelong health, wellbeing and fitness to prepare athletes of any ability to live independently. It is unique to all other sports because it can be tailored to the individual needs and capabilities through structured programming within a group or one to one, using various skill combinations and devices/equipment.
If you would like to know more about Gain Adaptive, please get in touch with Rachel through our website or email her at: [email protected].