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Inclusive Recreation

Recreation programs for Recreation & Wellbeing members with disabilities.

Recreation & Wellbeing strives to meet the diverse fitness needs of the UC Berkeley community, providing access to adaptive workout equipment and Inclusive Recreation programs that help you build community and new skills.

If you require an accommodation including one for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.), need more information about campus mobility access features, or have other questions in regard to accommodations please contact inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu and/or fill out the Accommodations Request Form below. Please allow at least 7-10 business days prior to your desired date(s) of attendance for the accommodation request to be fully processed.

Please fill out the Accommodations Request Form here.

RSF 101: Inclusive Rec

Are you a Recreation & Wellbeing Member with a disability relating to mobility, hearing, vision, or other non-apparent disability? Are you also interested in learning more about adaptive movement and inclusive exercise? Well, you have found the right place! Recreation & Wellbeing 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 below for a brief orientation to learn more about the RSF, including our adaptive workout equipment and inclusive recreation programs.

Schedule a Session

In-person tours are back!

To schedule an appointment click here or email inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu.  

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

Adaptive Sports Goalball Deal Course

Experience the world of adaptive sports! Join us as we explore goalball, wheelchair basketball, adaptive pickleball, sitting volleyball, and adaptive climbing. Discover the unique challenges, strategies, and joys of inclusive athletic pursuits through hands-on learning and engaging discussions. Uncover the incredible power of adaptive sports and their impact on individuals, communities, and society. Enroll now to explore the world of adaptive sports, develop relevant game skills and strategies, and participate in inclusive recreation events. Don’t pass up this chance to broaden your perspectives! This course will be available for the Fall 2024 semester.  UC Berkeley Recreation and Wellbeing is in need of students! We are currently searching for students to enroll within the Inclusive Recreation Goalball DeCal course this upcoming Fall 2023 Semester! Students enrolled are eligible to receive 1 unit attending this class.  

How can you join?

Email inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu for information. 

Live Virtual Seated Yoga

We are now offering a free live Seated Yoga class every week!

Seated Yoga is a gentle mindfulness practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. This style of yoga is a great option for individuals with physical disabilities, aging populations, and individuals with difficulty balancing. It is also great for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice at a comfortable pace. 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 to enroll and to access the zoom webinar.

Inclusive Recreation Adaptive Sports Sampler

Join us this Spring 2024 as we host inclusive sports clinics! Come explore a few of the many adaptive sports that exist around us including: Wheelchair Basketball, Goalball, Adaptive Pickleball, Wheelchair Rugby and more! The sessions are great for beginners, require NO sign-ups, and are at NO cost.

For more information and accommodation requests please email inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu or give us a call at (510)289-7632.

Dates Time Location Event Description
TBD TBD RSF Kleeberger Field House Wheelchair Basketball
TBD TBD RSF Kleeberger Field House Adaptive Climbing
TBD TBD RSF Blue Gym Goalball
TBD TBD RSF Kleeberger Field House Adaptive Pickleball
TBD TBD RSF Kleeberger Field House Sit Volleyball

Adaptive Climbing

Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, meet a new friend, or get a workout in before a class, our climbing wall has been designed to lower the barriers to entry into this up-and-coming sport. We offer equipment rentals, beginner climber classes, and events free of charge. Adaptive climbing events and one on one consultation are also available.  Please see the adaptive sports schedule for upcoming events. Reach out to us at adventures@berkeley.edu or inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu for more information.

To embark on more adventures with RecWell, visit our website here:RecWell Adventures

Wheelchair Basketball

Recreation & Wellbeing now offers wheelchair basketball. 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. In these program sessions, everyone 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 or email us at inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu.

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

No fee required for members.

Dates Days Time
Currently on hold – see sampler for opportunities above    

Inclusive Rec Membership

RecWell offers a discounted membership for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees, or alumni with disabilities. For information on applying, contact the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Marvin Floyd II, at inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu. We require documentation of disability from your health care provider to verify your eligibility for an Inclusive Rec Membership.

Non-Member Aide Facility Access

Recreation & Wellbeing 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 a non-member aide does want to use the gym equipment, they can speak to the front desk about membership. 

If non-member aides are found using equipment, they will be asked to leave.

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