As part of our continued efforts to protect participants and staff, and to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection transmission, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Adaptive Sports & Fitness programs will run on a very limited basis with safety procedures in place.
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 our members 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.
Because of generous philanthropic support, we are able to provide many of our programs and services free of charge or for a very nominal fee. Additionally, we are able to provide skilled coaching and equipment that will enable successful participation. Please check out our Membership page for more information.
Volunteering with Sports and Fitness
Volunteers are a vital to the success of the Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program! If you are interested in volunteering for either Sports, Fitness or both: complete the online Volunteer Application.
If you have questions about volunteering, contact us at 312-238-5001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.