Inclusive Fitness Coalition


The Inclusive Fitness Coalition is an expanded group of organizations and individuals representing a cross-section of the disability rights, sports, health/fitness and civil rights communities. The mission of the IFC is to facilitate coordination of organizations and individu­als to address the complexity of personal, social, cultural, political, and economic factors that influence – positively or negatively – the participation of people with disabilities in physical activity, fitness, sports, and recreation. The IFC is charged with promoting equitable access to, and safe use of, fitness and recreational equipment, facilities, and programs, to help reduce debilitating secondary condi­tions associated with disability and a sedentary lifestyle.


The Inclusive Fitness Coalition is committed to inclusion by serving as a unified effort to promote physical activity inclusion.  The IFC is a partnership between the world of disability, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), and the world of fitness, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  The nature of this partnership has lead to over 200 disability and non-disability organizations and over 900 individuals joining the IFC in order to promote physical activity inclusion in a unified manner.

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