Move Adapted Fitness & Rehabilitation Society

Stronger. Healthier. Happier.

Help Us Bring The Miracle Of Exercise To Every Body

MOVE is an independent registered non-profit society.  Our mandate is to give adults and children with physical disabilities who need assisted exercise a safe and encouraging place to move their bodies, continue therapy and improve their quality of life in the freedom of a specialized fitness centre, not a medical clinic. We are especially interested in serving people with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons and non-progressive brain injury, paralysis caused by stroke,  heart attack, and other physical disabilities. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. 

Monthly membership is $50.00 per person. 1-on-1 assisted therapy $50.00 per hour

Our Hours:

Monday: 10 am to 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

The City parkade at 575 Yates Street has accessible parking available

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meet frankie!

How long have you been coming to MOVE?

over 3 years

What do you like best about MOVE?

The kind and helpful volunteers. The opportunity to use the equipment, The social aspect, conversation with other members

What positive changes have you noticed in your life since starting at MOVE?

Better balance, improved muscles strength, a feeling of well being, generally stronger and improved leg movement

What is your favourite way to move?

The Nustep machine

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Meet Ralf!

How long have you been coming to MOVE?

Over 4 years!

What do you like best about MOVE?

All of the amazing volunteers. The accessibility.

What positive changes have you noticed in your life since starting at MOVE?

Keeping existing movements toned and functional, and keeping a routine.

What is your favourite way to move?

The NuStep, the standing machine, and the paramount.

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Meet Graham!

How long have you been coming to MOVE?

I’ve been coming to move for 1 year

What do you like best about MOVE?

The accessibility, the nice volunteers and people, and I get lots of help which I would not get at a regular gym, allowing me to continue to exercise

What positive changes have you noticed in your life since starting at MOVE?

Increased stamina and the ability to stay active, which has delayed the progression of my disease

What is your favourite way to move?

Standing in the standing frame or using the sit-to-stand

 

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Meet Lena!

How long have you been coming to Move?
About 6 months

What do you like best about Move?
The opportunity to exercise. It's always here and everyone is friendly!

What positive changes have you noticed in your life since starting at Move?
I'm able to see progress in the mobility of my left leg

What's your favourite way to move?
The NuStep machine

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Meet Don!

How long have you been coming to Move?
About 8 months.

What do you like best about Move?
Convenience of being able to come in and workout whenever you want, no need for an appointment. I like being able to experiment with exercises/difficulty.

What positive changes have you noticed in your life since starting at Move?
Increase in ability to walk within parallel bars and an increase in resistance on the Nustep - both great signs of physical improvement!

What's your favourite way to move?
Parallel bars and Nustep.

Meet Scott!

How long have you been coming to Move?
4 months

What do you like best about Move?
The volunteers put up with me :) 

What positive changes have you noticed in your life since starting at Move?
Increased mobility

What's your favourite way to move?
Active Passive Trainer (APT)

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Meet Pat!

How long have you been coming to Move? 
Since it opened!

What do you like best about Move?
Having the support of volunteers, I learn a lot from them. I learn lots of modifications for the exercises I’m doing and suggestions to change my program over time. 

What positive changes have you noticed in your life since starting at Move?
I’m physically stronger overall and that makes it easier for me to transfer. I think it’s important to keep your strength up (especially after 4 decades in a chair). Being in a chair is not a sentence, it’s just my new normal. 

What’s your favourite way to move?
On the Paramount and Nustep machines at Move.

Meet Dale!

How long have you been coming to Move?
Since it opened.

What do you like best about Move?
The staff! They're like family and they're great at teaching me new things. 

What positive changes have you noticed in your life since starting at Move?
Improved physical strength in arms, legs, and back.

What's your favourite way to move?
Arm exercises, especially the APT (arm cycle).