The Story of Flex for Access Inc.
Flex for Access was founded in May 2015 as
a Social Media Awareness Campaign, by Jess Silver, writer, fitness enthusiast and advocate.
It is now a Non-Profit Organization for Cerebral Palsy awareness, and other disabilities
and fitness and sport promotion.
Flex for Access’ vision is to help societal perception of disability evolve,
and to allow all individuals regardless of limitations, fitness level and interest,
the ability to be engaged in exercise and sport.
Jess’ goal was to allow people from different parts of the City of Toronto,
and the world to join the conversation in understanding what Cerebral Palsy (CP) is,
and how spasticity, which is tightness of the muscles, affects individuals with CP
which is where the organization retains the name Flex for Access Inc., from.
For Jess sport and fitness occupy a very important role in her life and she wanted
other people that have physical challenges and injuries to be given the opportunity
to engage in training at the gym, which is what Flex for Access Inc. does.
The organization acts as a pathway to allow individuals with physical challenges and injuries
to engage in training sessions, yoga and boxing classes and other sport programs by facilitating
the sessions and classes through the funds raised, and also raising funds for simple adaptive
exercise equipment, like resistance bands for example which are needed for working out.