Accessible Fitness Facilities and Exercise Equipment

Thursday, May 4, 2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


The 2010 ADA Accessibility Standard and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard include provisions for exercise equipment and other elements typically found in a health club or fitness facility. This session will highlight provisions for exercise equipment along with a basic review of the building and facility elements such as toilet and bathing facilities, locker rooms, and other site amenities.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5
LA CES 1.5


Bill Botten, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Seanna L. Kringen, Research Scientist, Beneficial Designs, Inc.

Questions for presenters:

1 Do the requirements apply to a gym provided as an amenity at a multi-family housing facility?
2 Can you address the proper 30 x 48 clear floor area locations as it relates to the equipment. Does the location change depending on how the piece of equipment is used (e.g. tread mill approach from the end vs. the long side).
3 Are the controls required to be accessible to set the machine. E.g. a stair climber which has the controls approx. 48" aff on an upward slant.
4 Do the requirements apply to fitness equipment that are placed outdoors in a park?