Hours of Operation

Monday–Wednesday: 7 am–7 pm Thursday–Friday: 7 am–5 pm Saturday–Sunday: Closed


312-238-5001 or sports@sralab.org


Adaptive Sports + Fitness Center
541 North Fairbanks Mezzanine
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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Our Sports Program welcomes athletes of all skill levels, from those interested in learning a new recreational sport to athletes wishing to hone their craft for elite-level competition. And, while we have a long history of developing athletes who have gone on to compete and medal in the Paralympic Games, the majority of our athletes participate at the recreational level or to compete in local and regional competitions.

The Adaptive Fitness Center provides a well-equipped fitness facility designed for people of all abilities and offers a broad selection of fitness services and classes to help people remain active and achieve their fitness goals. Our facility is staffed with exercise physiologists, who lead individual and group fitness sessions to provide additional expertise in attaining a greater level of fitness. The exercises physiologists at a minimum hold a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a related field and are Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainers, an American College of Sports Medicine certification given to exercise professionals trained to work in a clinical rehabilitative environment with various populations.

The Adaptive Sports & Fitness Program Brochure (updated June 2024) provides information on all of our current programs including important contact information.

Volunteering with Sports and Fitness


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. We are not currently accepting volunteer applications. Please check back in September2024 when our application will likely reopen.



If you have questions about volunteering, contact us at  312-238-5001 or email sports@sralab.org

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Our Programs

Whether you're looking to casually -- or seriously! -- compete against your peers or just get into the best shape possible, we offer a program or class to fit your needs.

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Adaptive Sports

The Adaptive Sports Program welcomes athletes of all ages & skill levels; from those interested in learning a new recreational sport to elite athletes.

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Adaptive Fitness

The Fitness Center offers services designed for people with a physical disability and a broad selection of classes to help achieve fitness goals.

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Get Involved

Whether you're ready to start your fitness journey, share your time as a volunteer or intern, or are interested in one of our specialty programs, we've got you covered.