“Everyone was so genuinely friendly and open! It also felt safe being in the company of people who knew how I felt and had been there at some point themselves. Meeting the guys at Ampu-TEAS also made it easier to join other groups as I didn't feel like a stranger anymore and I now enjoy the swimming, movement therapy, climbing and drop in groups.”
We’ve been amazed at the determination and achievements of all those taking part in our monthly climbing club.
In March 2016, we were thrilled that quadruple amputee mountainteer Jamie Andrew OBE agreed to lead a session for our climbers at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho.
Our climbing club usually meets at the Glasgow Climbing Centre and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Occassionally we hold this club at Ratho. We could always use volunteer belayers to allow more participants, if you are able to offer your expertise please get in touch.
“FYF is providing important stepping stones to recovery and beyond and just shows that you really can climb the mountain....and even abseil back down after!”
The fortnightly FYF cycle club is for the amputee community in the Glasgow area.
Our sessions are held at Free Wheel North in Glasgow Green. FWN are a cycling development charity who have been hugely supportive of FYF. They stock a wide range of all ability bikes including hand bikes, tandems and side by side bikes. FWN are open 6 days a week for anyone to go along and have a go.
If you are an amputee, please log in to our website and check out our Troopers Calendar for upcoming clubs.
“The benefit of getting out being active and having something to look forward to cannot be underestimated. However, the biggest and best achievement of FYF, in my opinion, is bringing a strong community together. “
Dundee Get Togethers
Although FYF will be organising these, there won’t always be a member of the FYF team present.
“I have seen improvements in strength, and reductions in the need to use pain relief in a matter of weeks, and the effect that has had on my day to day life has been immense.”
We recently sponsored a skiing taster day run by WestMARC which was such a huge success that we decided to launch a skiing club. This monthly club caters for skiers of all abilities and takes place at Snow Factor at Soar, Braehead. Spaces for this club are limited and offered on a first come basis.
"The swimming sessions at Tollcross have given me the single biggest boost to self esteem and confidence since losing my leg below the knee. The feeling of freedom and support offered by the water have given me such a boost. Having others with me who have fallen out of the same boat has buoyed me no end. Watching the confidence of others grow as they overcome the deficiencies in styles and strokes has spurred me on beyond belief. It's great fun and we all get along....swimmingly."
Yoga (Newport on Tay, Dundee)
Yoga on Tay.
Amputees at any stage of the recovery process are welcome, and no previous yoga experience is required.
- Awake, strengthen & stretch the gluteous and core muscles.
- Improve flexibility of the hips - needed for correct walking.
- Exercises aimed at regaining balance and posture alignment.
- Reconnect with your body, quieten your mind, deal with pain and find ease in your breathing.
If you are interested in making an appointment for a yoga session, please get in touch for more info.
We run a variety of classes and coaching initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for amputees to try something new, have a bit of fun and meet others in the same position.
We believe that losing a limb should not limit the opportunities available to anyone. We believe in accessibility and inclusiveness for all. We believe in #noLimbits.