November 15, 2017

The Marseille Declaration

What is the Marseille Declaration? The Marseille Declaration represents a global social change movement supported by UNESCO, and promoted by the UNESCO Chair and its signatories. […]
November 6, 2017

UFIT Participant Testimonial

 Meet Michelle from Westpark Fitness, Ireland Today we would like to share with you the testimonial of a UFIT participant. Michelle participated for 12 weeks in […]
October 11, 2017

Disability Service Providers

The UFIT Capacity Building package guides club /facility owners and managers in setting up partnerships at a local level that will facilitate on-going and sustainable collaborations […]
September 18, 2017

Celebrate your success! – Reflecting on program evaluation

A guest post by Dr. Jennifer Leo, Postdoctoral Researcher, UNESCO Chair IT Tralee Share impact stories with others! In a quest to share all of the […]
August 25, 2017

I want to engage with UFIT, what should I do?

Universal Fitness Innovation & Transformation (UFIT) is a movement for social change that aims to ‘inclusivize’ the fitness industry by connecting health clubs; with local disability […]
August 8, 2017

Glocal Approach & UFIT Taskforces

UFIT is going Glocal Stop! Be patient and keep on reading. You might think that there is a typo in the headline, however, we can reassure […]
July 25, 2017

UFIT- A comprehensive vision of inclusive access for all to sport and fitness

From ‘declaration to action’ at Ministerial Conference for Sport and Physical Education MINEPS VI -UNESCO’s sixth international governmental conference on physical education and sport – took […]
July 19, 2017

Supporting Autonomy: How can I help?

A guest post by Dr. Jennifer Leo, Postdoctoral Researcher, UNESCO Chair IT Tralee We continue with the series of posts “What does it mean to participate?”. […]
July 11, 2017

What does it mean to participate? Supporting Autonomy

A guest post by Dr. Jennifer Leo, Postdoctoral Researcher, UNESCO Chair IT Tralee What does it mean to be autonomous? Back in May I had a […]
June 23, 2017

The fitness sector is driven by an altruistic purpose

Social good through fitness. Ray Algar describes in the Fitness Sector Social Good Report (2014)  that the purpose of the health and fitness sector is obvious. […]
June 14, 2017

Timothy Shriver Appointed UNESCO Chairholder in the Institute of Technology Tralee

One hundred years since the birth of former US President John F Kennedy, and nearly 50 years since the establishment of Special Olympics by his mother […]
June 9, 2017

UFIT Pilot Update- USA, Ireland & Perú

Are you wondering how UFIT is getting on at a global level? We want to tell you all about the UFIT pilots that are happening around […]
May 31, 2017

UFIT and IHRSA: An example of a successful partnership

Partnership for Inclusive Health & UFIT Amy Bantham, UFIT USA Lead, representing IHRSA & IHRSA Foundation, attended in May the launch of the new Partnership for […]
May 17, 2017

What does it mean to participate? Fostering belongingness

A guest post by Dr. Jennifer Leo, Postdoctoral Researcher, UNESCO Chair IT Tralee Meaningful participation for people with disabilities When someone starts a new fitness program […]
May 8, 2017

What Do We Mean By The Term Disability?

Defining disability People with disabilities represent a group of diverse and heterogeneous persons, despite the stereotypical view of disability, that emphasizes wheelchair users or other groups […]
April 25, 2017

The History of Exercise – from Exclusive Fitness to Inclusive Fitness

What is Fitness? Fitness is a complex construct that has always existed but the branding and commercialization of it has emerged in the last half century […]
April 19, 2017

Health and Wellbeing through UFIT

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as:  state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. What […]
April 13, 2017

UFIT USA -Benefits of physical activity for people of ALL abilities!

Do you experience a disability? Do you know someone living with a disability? This post will be of your interest! The UFIT program has been designed […]
January 31, 2017

UFIT pilots in the USA & Ireland

Let’s get UFIT started! In the last months of 2016, the UFIT Global Team was working hard in the coordination and development of the UFIT programme […]
November 12, 2015

UFIT Launch on 19 October 2015 in Marseille, France

500 delegates at the UFIT & IHRSA Congress had the opportunity to receive first-hand information about the Universal Fitness Innovation & Transformation (UFIT) initiative at the […]