Visit Our Gym
Welcome to the Adaptive Fitness Center at Bakersfield
College! We encourage you to visit, see our equipment, and meet the Instructor
and Exercise Assistants. We are located in the Gym, room 11. For those
who require special parking accommodations, there is parking available
for people with disabilities adjacent to the Gym. Individualized Exercise
Programs are designed for each student. We look forward to meeting you
and assisting you in achieving your fitness goals.
The Life-Fitness machines enable students to obtain
a cardio workout using resistance in the arms and legs. Pulse rate is constantly
monitored by the hand grips. The eliptical pattern of motion for the legs
reduces joint stress to the knees and hips.
The Power Trainer enables a student in a wheelchair
to benefit from a cardiovascular workout while increasing circulation to
the legs and arms. Resistance may be set to meet individual needs. An exercise
teacher assistant is nearby to give encouragement and assistance.
A blind student is exercising his upper body using the
on the Para-Gym 1000. Another student is offering encouragement
while waiting her turn. Muscular strength, as well as flexibility, are
emphasized in an individual exercise program.
Our specialized equipment can easily adapt for an ambulatory
student to perform at the Pec-Fly station on the Para-Gym
1000. By simply removing the bench, a student in a wheelchair can easily
exercise without the need to transfer.
The Arm-Pulley Station can be used to strengthen
arms needed to propell a wheelchair. The shoulder deltoid and trapezius,
as well as the bicep and tricep, are all exercised in one motion. Free
weights give constant resistance and are also used to increase arm strength.
Here, at the Shoulder-Press Station, a student
exercises full range of motion while also strengthening his arms, shoulders
The Adaptive Fitness Center at Bakersfield College
Adaptive Fitness Instructor: Kathy Moretti, tel: 395-4390
For course information contact DSPS at 395-4334
B.C. Physical Education Secretary: Susan Morel, tel: 395-4267
Please contact us with any questions