RESNA Standards Committee on Inclusive Fitness – Meeting Announcement

Date: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
Category: 
Standards News

The next meeting of RESNA Standards Committee on Inclusive Fitness will be held August 20, 2018, virtually using GoToMeeting, at 9:00 am PDT. Virtual meeting call-in information will be distributed prior to the meeting. Meetings are open to anyone; voting on documents requires membership.

The RESNA Standards Committee on Inclusive Fitness last met virtually using GoToMeeting on 14 August 2018. Nine people participated in this meeting and discussed the needed edits to RESNA IF-1 Sections 1, 2, and 3 and the circulation of RESNA IF-1 Sections 1, 2, and 3 for Review and Comment to push the standards toward publication.

The goal of the committee is to develop standards and/or guidelines to assist fitness facility operators, trainers, and staff members increase the accessibility of their fitness environment, including layout, equipment, and programming for people of all abilities. RESNA is a standards developing organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The RESNA Assistive Technology Standards Board is the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ANSI for the development of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards pertaining to assistive technology and other products for persons with disabilities. 

It is important to the work of the committee that we have participating members from various aspects of expertise in the field of exercise.  This includes Consumers/Caregiver/Advocates, Government, Fitness Facility Staff/Trainers, Fitness Equipment Manufacturers, Research & Development, and Test Labs, Testing Assessment & Clinical Experts. To become a member, please visit www.resna.org/standards/inclusive-fitness-if to download the Standards Membership form for the committee.

If you have any questions about the work of this committee or how to get involved, please contact Seanna Kringen at seanna@beneficialdesigns.com for additional information.