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Inclusive Recreation

Recreation programs for Rec Sports members with disabilities.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of your session.

 

For a full list of virtual offerings, please visit us at Rec Sports Online.

Accessible Wellness and Empowerment (AWE)

We are proud to offer fully covered personal training for students with disabilities through the Accessible Wellness and Empowerment (AWE) program. Thanks to a generous grant from the Wellness Fee Committee, we are able to offer fully covered personal training to qualifying students. For more information on this program and to learn how to request personal training, please complete this form.

We will continue to offer this opportunity until the funds run out. For more information please contact irawe@berkeley.edu

Live Virtual Seated Yoga

We are now offering a free live Seated Yoga class twice a week. Please find a class description and other info here:

Seated Yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Seated Yoga is a great option for those with physical disabilities, aging populations, or people with difficulty balancing. It is also a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice. Just like other yoga practices, Seated Yoga increases flexibility, strength, and body awareness. Please join us for this 30-minute yoga flow followed by a 15 minute Q&A. 

When & Where

Mondays from 11:00-11:45 AM. Please register here to enroll and to access the zoom webinar

 

RSF 101: Inclusive Rec

Are you a Berkeley Rec Sports Member with mobility, hearing, vision, or non-apparent disability interested in learning more about adaptive movement and exercise? You have found the right place! Berkeley Rec Sports has been striving to create safe spaces throughout the RSF by increasing accessibility, accommodations, and programs for all students, with and without disabilities.

Sign up for a brief orientation to learn more about the RSF, including our adaptive workout equipment and inclusive recreation programs.

Sign up for RSF-101 – Inclusive Rec: a FREE 45-minute session with our Inclusive Recreation Coordinator.

What You Will Receive

  • 45-minute appointment session guided by our Inclusive Recreation Coordinator
  • A personal tour of the facility
  • Information about the various adaptive equipment
  • An overview of the inclusive programs available to you

Schedule a Session

In-person tours are back! Please contact us at inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu to schedule a session or to receive more information about this program.

Non-Member Aide Facility Access

Rec Sports members with disabilities are welcome to bring a non-member aide to assist with gym equipment and facilities access. When checking in, you must inform the Front Desk staff that a non-member aide accompanies you so they can be given access. Non-member aides are not permitted to use gym equipment or facilities except as required to assist the member. If the aide does want to use the gym equipment, they can speak to the front desk about membership. If non-member aides are using equipment, they will be asked to leave.

Goalball

Goalball is a team sport similar to soccer, yet designed for the visually impaired. Sighted athletes can also participate by wearing blacked-out goggles during play. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw an audible ball into the opponents’ goal. Players must use audible sounds to judge the position and movement of the ball.

Goalball is now offered as a 1 unit DeCal Course for credit. To enroll please visit decal.berkeley.edu/courses/5066.

Price – Free for UC Berkeley students and Rec Sports members.

Dates Days Times Action
Classes currently on hold     For more information, please email inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu

Location: Blue Gym in the RSF

Wheelchair Basketball

Berkeley Rec Sports now offers wheelchair basketball at the RSF. Wheelchair basketball is a contact sport that bears many similarities to basketball, such as the number of players on each team, the scoring system, the size of the court, the dimensions of the equipment, and the requirement of dribbling. However, players use wheelchairs and are not allowed to lift themselves out of them. At the RSF, anyone is welcome to play, regardless of mobility or experience level. Wheelchair basketball is perfect for those who have limited ability to run, jump, and/or pivot.

Ten Per4Max wheelchairs in a variety of sizes will be available to rent anytime during business hours. Please visit the Guest Services located at the locker rooms if you wish to rent a chair.

All ten chairs will also be out and available during the following open gym times.

No sign-up required!

Dates Days Time
Currently on hold     
Currently on hold    

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