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 April 2023) 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! At this time, we are not accepting new volunteer applications. We value your commitment to making a difference and encourage you to check back in September 2023. Thank you for your understanding!
If you have questions about volunteering, contact us at 312-238-5001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.