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Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI)

The University of Bradford, Unique:Fitness & Lifestyle successfully gained the IFI Accreditation Mark.

The Inclusive Fitness Initiative Mark is the quality mark accreditation scheme for fitness facilities based upon the principles of the Inclusive Fitness Initiative. The IFI Mark benefits both facility providers and their customers; by giving advice and support, it helps facility staff to work towards meeting the needs of disabled people and gives recognition for the work they have completed. The IFI Mark has huge relevance to both disabled and non-disabled customers in demonstrating that facilities have considered their needs. The IFI Mark offers constructive advice and consultancy across five key areas: 

  • Facility Accessibility 
  • Fitness Equipment Specification 
  • Staff Training 
  • Marketing 
  • Policies and Procedures 

Unique:Fitness & Lifestyle contains fully accessible changing facilities, private or communal, as well as a lift to all floors. Assistance dogs are catered for and there is also a swimming pool hoist for anyone requiring assistance in/out of the pool. 

Inclusive fitness equipment 

In order to ensure that as many disabled people as possible can benefit from both cardiovascular and resistance based workouts, the IFI recommends a minimum package of fitness equipment is installed. 

This minimum package includes the following key pieces to ensure a full body workout can be achieved by a wide range of users, all of which the University of Bradford. Unique: Fitness & Lifestyle contains: 

  • Treadmill 
  • Upright and/or Recumbent cycle 
  • Upper body Ergometer 
  • Leg curl
  • Leg extension/Leg press
  • Upper body resistance equipment
  • Cable cross over machine