Exercise is for everyone even the disabled correct?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
January 5, 2011 3:10pm CST
I have friends and family who are disabled and like a lot of people they want to stay in shape and also look good too, and they often tell me that they cant find any workouts to fit there condition, and you know what its true because every exercise DVD and every workout show on TV is made for people who can jump flex and do other things that people with disability's just cant do, and I think that totally unfair I think there should be more fitness products out there for the disabled. Just because a persons disabled dose not mean they dont want to look there best and feel like there best it seems like disabled people are treated like second class citizen's in everything including the fitness industry, they deserve there own morning work out shows and there should also be mainstream workout DVDs available to them too anyone here agree? please share your thoughts.
2 responses
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
5 Jan 11
It is a niche market for sure. I think sadly in the end, its all about that bottom line. Plus, how many disabled people would even attempt to exercise? You just wonder how many of them have given up on being in shape because they have been disabled. Not trying to be mean, but that just slices a niche audience that was small to begin with up again. Still exercise can be for everyone, even the disabled. It is a shame that those who can do anything refuse to acknowledge it.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
5 Jan 11
Yes, I agree (I am not disabled myself but I can still relate). I guess it is because disabled people are a minority. The producers of these DVDs seem to think there isn't enough of a demand for it. So if you know people like this, tell them to write or email the companies who make these DVDs! Who knows? It may show them there is a demand after all!