Adaptive Resources

On this page you will find links to exercises which have been adapted for individuals utilizing wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive equipment, as well as for those who are visually or hearing impaired.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO: Health and Wellness Initiative Adaptive Exercises Videos

The above link takes you to a series of adaptive exercise videos produced by the Health and Wellness Initiative at HDI. These videos show volunteers with a wide range of disabilities demonstrating how they adapt and perform different exercises. The exercises in these videos were scripted and decided upon the self-advocates and actors of the video. Check out how you can make any exercise work for any type of ability!

7 Strength Exercises for Wheelchair Users | Mindful Chair Yoga

Gentle Chair Yoga

Resistance Band Chair Exercises

Low Impact Total Body Chair Workout

Seated Cardio and Strength Workout

Seated Abs Workout

Strengthening Exercises

Personalized Nutrition and Workout Plan

This is a free online program provided by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) for individuals with mobility limitations. The program is personalized based on the individual’s physical activity and nutrition needs.

Guide to Accessible Fitness

This guide provided by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) contains useful tips and information on accessible exercise equipment.