NEW: Fitness Program for Students with Disabilities

Published: 15 September 2018

Fitness Access McGill (FAM) supports students with physical disabilities, chronic illnesses or other impairments on campus with accessing physical activity opportunities on McGill’s campus.

FAM provides individuals with an exercise program specifically tailored to their bodies, and with access to adapted exercise equipment at McGill. Exercise activities are done in small group setting, with other FAM participants, with support from an exercise physiologist specialized in adapted physical activity. 

Am I eligible?

To participate in the program, you must be a:

  • McGill student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Student with a physical disability, chronic illness, or other impairment that currently impacts access to the gym or fitness
  • Student interested in reducing barriers to physical activity on campus

How much does it cost?

This program is subsidized, and participants pay only a 50$ fee for the entire semester.

The fee includes:

  • Individually designed exercise program and demo
  • Supervision, coaching and support from a certified personal trainer 
  • Mentorship from an upper-year Kinesiology student
  • Access to adapted fitness equipment in the Kinesiology lab
  • Free access to the Fitness Centre for one semester 
  • Opportunities to connect with peers with disabilities on campus 

How do I apply?

Fill out and submit the FAM Application Form by September 19th.

If you have questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact Rachel.desjourdy [at] (Rachel Desjourdy), Access and Inclusion Officer. 

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