We are delighted to say that the Innowalk is now up and running in the Life Skills Centre gym. Several of our Futures young adults have had the opportunity to use the new piece of equipment over the last few weeks. We have been busy setting goals already for many of the users. Chris (pictured) has been set an initial short term goal of trying to walk 10km. We will keep you updated on his progress.
Using an Innowalk has a whole range of benefits to a disabled young person. Similar in appearance to a cross trainer, it gives young people with disabilities the chance to move their legs and arms in both sitting and standing position and enables them to experience a natural walking motion. Specific health benefits include: building muscles, strengthening bones, improving joint flexibility, increasing heart rate whilst exercising, improving appetite, digestion and bladder control, and improving concentration and sleep patterns.
The Innowalk will make such a difference to the users of the Life Skills Centre. All our thanks to our supporters for their generosity in funding this vital equipment for the young people at Chailey Heritage Foundation, we are very grateful.