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AOA and UAQB Visit Jim's Gym
On November 14, members of Access Oceanside Association and Universal Access Qualicum Beach went on a tour of Jim’s Gym in Parksville. Jim and Kit Miller showed us around their impressive facility and demonstrated some of the accessible equipment and exercise space. Jim, a former Olympic athlete and committed fitness advisor, is sensitive to the barriers faced by those of us intimidated by making the first move to join a gym.
This is one of two "quiet room" exercise spaces in Jim's Gym on Industrial Way in Parksville. Mats and other equipment may be brought into the room when classes are not taking place.
This is the other more private fitness room at Jim's Gym. Members can stretch, warm-up, cool-down, and engage in scheduled classes or individual exercise
Some of the equipment is dedicated to upper body exercise, and is wheelchair accessible. This equipment is in the main gym area which has a lively atmosphere and piped-in music.
This machine has an adjustable or removable seat to accommodate mobility assistance devices.
This is another view of the machine with an adjustable or removable chair to increase accessibility for everyone.
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