There were 7 people training at the Innervate CrossFit gym when we visited. Each was doing a slightly different exercise specially catered to them: Some were training deadlifts, others working out with the kettlebells.
Innervate CrossFit is, at the moment, the only CrossFit gym in Singapore to have a programme for persons with disabilities.
An athletic lifestyle for everyone
Moses James, trainer for the Adaptive CrossFit programme, calls all his clients “athletes”.
The Adaptive CrossFit programme sees about 20 regular members attending the 1.5-hour CrossFit sessions at least once a week.
Said James, “We started this programme in March after thinking of what other gaps there are in society, and the service that we are already providing. We have a few programmes that target the youth at risk and senior citizens, and so we realised that the demographics for persons with disabilities are lacking in Singapore… that’s how the idea came about.”