SUHANJ! Fitness - We give you power

2,000 Euro Prize 2017

Country: Hungary

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Disability, Health

Project owner: SUHANJ! Alapítvány

Responsible person: Salamon Alexandra

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

SUHANJ! Fitness: we give you strength. The SUHANJ! Foundation opened an integrative gym, which is unique in Hungary, it is barrier free for visually impaired and disabled people and also open for able people. The gym operates as a social enterprise and it also employs people with changed woking abilities (wheelchair users, visually impaired employees).

Appreciation of the Jury

Really, there is absolutely no denying the fact that movement and sport are relaxing and conducive to health not only for people without a disability. But this truth has not made it into societal everyday life and is therefore not put into practice. Suhanj! Fitness has taken an important step: It is explicitly and 100 per cent barrier-free; in this fitness centre, the focus is on bodily health – for everyone, be she or he bodily limited or not. And this happens together, “under one roof”, not in an extra room shamefully hidden away somewhere for people living with a disability to do their own thing, no: at the very centre, with a clear and innovative message. Matters of course here happen as a matter of course.