HomeNews World Class and CF "Men of spirit" attract disabled to do sports in fitness clubs
The well-known Russian line of fitness clubs "World Class", Charitable foundation "Men of spirit" and European Para Taekwondo Union (EPTU) signed memorandum of understanding in a sphere of sport availability for people with disabilities.
Athletes should have not only the willing, but also the ability to do sports and under the control of specialists and experienced instructors.
Parties of MoU came to conclusion to make and realise different initiations to increase the access for people with disabilities to spend time on physical culture and sport.
In plans there are different events, projects, public performances and also investigation of special training programms according to physical level of athletes.
The meeting was attended by:
Mr. Aleksandr Shlychkov - director of Charitable foundation "Men of spirit", President of the European Para Taekwondo Union (EPTU) and President of Taekwondo Federation of Invalids of Russia.
Mr. Evgeny Neverov - director of Moscow region fitness club World Class
Mr. Denis Oganyan - silver prizer of the 5th World Para Taekwondo Championships, who is CP and competed in P30 sport class poomsae.
During the meeting Mr. Shlychkov emphasized that it is very important to help people with disabilities to feel themselves like all others.
"According to our summing up, if all the fitness clubs will give at least one hour per week for sports for people with disabilities we could attract more than 150000 people to do sports."-Mr. Aleksandr Shlychkov thinks.
Mr. Evgeny Neverov agreed with him. He said that he has been working for a long time with people with disabilities and help them in reabilitation.
"I'm glad that we found such partner like foundation "Men of Spirit". From our side we are ready to provide invalids with sport halls, which are well equipped for people with disabilities"
Mr. Denis Oganyan described how difficult it was to prepare for International Championships. He said that 25 years ago nobody believed to him, but last year he took a silver medal.