Safe spaces for people with physical impairments
At Urban Sports Club, we believe that sports can promote diversity and connect people – if everyone feels good with a workout catered specifically for them and have fun doing it. We want everyone to have the opportunity to participate in sports and feel comfortable without any concerns.
In keeping with Christopher Street Day, just like last year, we asked our partners to share their initiatives and efforts for the LGBTQIA+ community. We received a lot of positive feedback and summarized it for you in our blog articles. Find out why safer spaces are important in sports and how you can contribute a small part to this in our interview with TRIBE Yoga Base. You can also take a look at the LGBTQIA+ guides for Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne. Moreover, this year, we have created guides for safer spaces for BIPoC members and safer spaces for individuals with mental disabilities.
Do you know of any studio that should be included in this safer spaces for people with physical impairments guide? Then please send this link to the partner and request them to fill the form, so that we can add them.
This list is based on feedback from our partners and is not exhaustive. In your city you can discover more studios and partners with offers for people with physical impairments.
Partners with initiatives within and/or outside the studios
Tim´s Beach Zülpich
Tim´s Beach Zülpich is accessible and inclusive. Mobility impairments and multiple sclerosis are taken into account during training with trained staff. There is adjustable equipment, aids for individual support, and the option for personal care.
Easyfitness Bottrop warmly welcomes individuals with mobility impairments, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. The trained staff provides individual care and modified rules. Barrier-free parking and toilets are available, but please note that the studio is located on the second floor without an elevator.
BAMA Your EMS
BAMA Your EMS in Cologne is accessible and offers adjustable equipment for individuals with mobility impairments and amputations. Wheelchair-accessible facilities and pathways enable an inclusive training experience.
Eis.Zoone Stuttgart welcomes individuals with disabilities such as mobility impairments, multiple sclerosis, amputations, and muscular dystrophy. The trained team provides individual support, adjustable equipment, and a barrier-free environment. Personal care options are emphasized to ensure an inclusive training experience.
Do you suffer from muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis? The yoga therapists at Yoginzky in Stuttgart are trained to handle physical disabilities and offer personal care options for all participants. Safety is of the utmost priority, and the team has undergone specialized first aid and CPR training for physical disabilities.
KALAA Yoga Berlin
KALAA Yoga Berlin is open to people with mobility impairments. There are barrier-free access points, pathways, and facilities, as well as adjustable equipment and modified rules for inclusive training. The trained staff provides individual support to make yoga accessible to all. With somatic movement work, the team offers specialized techniques and modifications to ease training. As a qualified physiotherapist, the team provides first aid and CPR training specifically for physical disabilities.
Princess Fitness & Wellness
Princess Fitness & Wellness in Ingolstadt welcomes everyone with open arms! The studio is barrier-free and offers specific adjustments for people with mobility impairments such as multiple sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Cerebral Palsy. The team has experience collaborating with disability organizations and ensures that the facilities are easily accessible.
Gesundheits-und Freizeitstudio Möhring
Gesundheits-und Freizeitstudio Möhring in Berlin is inclusive and barrier-free. The studio provides adjustable equipment and trained staff to support people with various disabilities. The team is certified in adapted sports supervision.
Easyfitness Hannover-Südstadt is an inclusive and barrier-free fitness studio that focuses on supporting people with various disabilities, including mobility impairments, amputations, multiple sclerosis, deafness, and blindness. The trained staff is there to assist with individual needs and personal care. The studio offers barrier-free access, parking, and toilets to ensure that all our members have a pleasant fitness experience.
At Yogazentrum Buxtehude, inclusion and support are at the forefront. The staff is experienced in providing individual support for people with disabilities, including multiple sclerosis and mobility limitations. The studio offers inclusive skill development and progression to ensure that each participant receives appropriate care.
Franky´s Airboxing in Munich provides an inclusive and supportive sports experience for people with disabilities. The offerings include adjustable equipment, modified rules, and specialized training methods. They value individual care and promote joy in sports and movement for all participants. Respect and recognition are emphasized, regardless of physical limitations.
Manfred Daller is an experienced and dedicated partner in Munich who is well-versed in sports and movement training for people with disabilities. With adaptations and specialized equipment, he creates an inclusive and individualized training atmosphere. His trained staff provides supportive care, ensuring that all participants make progress and feel comfortable. With awareness of disabilities, he creates a respectful and barrier-free space for sporting activities.
Bogen-Abenteuer is a partner in Dresden making archery accessible and inclusive for people with various disabilities. With barrier-free access and modified rules, Bogen-Abenteuer allows the participation of individuals with mobility impairments, amputations, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis. Trained staff are ready to assist and provide individual care to promote the abilities and progress of each participant. Experience in collaborating with disability organizations and training in disability awareness and etiquette ensure a respectful and inclusive space for an exciting archery adventure.
PhysioAktiv GmbH in Bremen offers individualized and adapted sports support for people with disabilities such as mobility impairments, spinal cord injuries, amputations, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis. Their trained staff and specialized training methods enable barrier-free and personal care. Barrier-free access and wheelchair-accessible facilities are naturally available.
Barliner Calisthenics – EVOPE SPORTS & NUTRITION
Barliner Calisthenics – EVOPE SPORTS & NUTRITION provides inclusive training for people with disabilities such as amputations, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis. Their trained team customizes the training and offers specialized techniques and modified equipment. Promoting participation is their focus, and their experience in collaborating with disability organizations ensures professional and personal care.
Nordathleten in Hamburg offers adapted training for people with disabilities such as mobility impairments, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and muscular dystrophy. Their studio is barrier-free and wheelchair-accessible, with modified play equipment and spaces. Certified in adapted sports supervision, they provide professional support for all athletes.
Yoga & More
Yoga & More in Berlin is an accessible studio for people with multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. With barrier-free access and trained staff, they provide a supportive environment for everyone. Additionally, barrier-free parking and toilets are available to best meet the needs of their members.
Aktiv Reha is a barrier-free studio in Freiburg supporting people with mobility impairments, amputations, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries. Their trained staff offers individual support and a supervised medical training area. Barrier-free access, facilities, and wheelchair-accessible paths are provided. Experienced in collaborating with disability organizations, Aktiv Reha is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment.
Krav Maga Brandenburg/Berlin e.V.
Krav Maga Brandenburg/Berlin e.V. is an inclusive sports studio specializing in self-defense. The studio offers barrier-free access and facilities, modified rules, and trained staff to support people with disabilities. With specialized training and instruction techniques and individual care, they enable adapted training for all participants.
clever fit Jülich
clever fit Jülich offers barrier-free access, trained staff, and adaptable equipment for people with disabilities. Individual care and specialized training methods promote progress. They also have experience collaborating with disability organizations.
Maitri Yoga Freiburg
Maitri Yoga Freiburg offers specialized classes for people with specific conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Burn Out, and cancer. The Restorative Yoga class on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. is particularly suitable for stress reduction and mild mobility limitations. Mindfulness and relaxation are the focus. Unfortunately, for more severe disabilities, support cannot be provided.
Scoop is a partner that supports people with mobility impairments such as amputations, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis. The studio offers barrier-free access, trained staff, and individual care for an inclusive and progressive training experience. Their experience collaborating with disability organizations sets Scoop apart.
Ki-Passion Körperform is a versatile partner for people with mobility impairments. The studio offers barrier-free access, adaptable equipment, and an experienced team of therapeutic staff. Collaboration with disability organizations and certifications in adapted sports supervision demonstrate their expertise. Personal care and barrier-free facilities create an inclusive environment.
einstein Düsseldorf is an inclusive partner, also for people with mobility impairments. The studio offers barrier-free access, modified rules, and trained staff to create a supportive environment. Their experience collaborating with disability organizations shows their commitment to inclusion. Barrier-free facilities and transportation options enable smooth participation for all.
Cologne Pole Fitness
Cologne Pole Fitness is an inclusive studio for people with mobility limitations, amputations, and multiple sclerosis. With barrier-free access and adapted rules, they create an inclusive environment. Individual support and experience working with disability organizations enable personal growth and progress for all participants. Since 2007, they have successfully supported people with various disabilities on their journey towards their goals.
Sportstudio Z1 in Brühl Vochem is an inclusive sports studio specialized in people with mobility limitations, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries. Trained staff provides support and assistance, while barrier-free access and facilities ensure an accessible environment. Inclusive coaching and individual care foster athletic development. Experience with disability organizations and adaptive sports certifications allow targeted support. Rehasport is also available.
Fühle Freiheit Yoga
Fühle Freiheit Yoga offers inclusive private lessons for people with mobility limitations. The studio values personal care, and trained staff is available for support and assistance. However, there is currently a “small” barrier that complicates access for wheelchair users (feel free to contact the partner for more precise arrangements). The toilets are located in the basement, and there are seven small stairs leading to the studio. Nonetheless, the studio is happy to work with people with disabilities and hopes to provide better access options in the future to enable full participation in yoga classes.