The Fusion Wheel all-in-one gym is designed by wheelchair users for wheelchair users. It’s suitable for people of all fitness levels and can be used from the comfort of your own home. It includes a comprehensive guide that has more than 100 individual wheelchair exercises.
Here at Disability Horizons, we share more details on how the Fusion Wheel works and list 5 exercises you can try out using the all-in-one wheelchair gym.
As a wheelchair user, it’s important to keep fit. However, going to a gym is not always straightforward. Even if the place is accessible and has suitable equipment, it often still requires a second person to help you set everything up for you.
On top of that, a gym environment can be a very intimidating place, more so for wheelchair users. The Fusion Wheel allows you to keep your independence and workout whenever and wherever you choose…
BUY the Fusion Wheel all-in-one wheelchair gym for £114 – and £95 if you have a VAT exemption.
What is the Fusion Wheel?
The Fusion Wheel is an all-in-one wheelchair gym that is affordable, portable, simple to assemble and easy to store.
It attaches quickly and easily to a wheelchair using the supplied ‘Fusion T’ fittings and loops, allowing you to set up the equipment without the need for assistance.
The Fusion Wheel allows you to burn calories and build strength without the need for you to go to a gym or lift weights.
The Fusion Wheel comes with all this in the box:
- 2 regular tension power bands
- 2 heavy tension power bands
- 2 pulleys
- 1 bar
- 2 dynamic handles
- 1 door anchor
- 4 Nylon loops
- 1 stick guide
- 1 manual/training Guide
- 1 carry bag
The Fusion Wheel is supplied and sold in the UK by Spokz, a company that provides disability sports accessories, lifestyle equipment and wellbeing services. Spokz’s co-founder Steve Dent told us about the background behind the Fusion Wheel and how he came to start selling them:
“The Fusion Wheel was invented by a well-established fitness equipment manufacturer after they received lots of requests to make their equipment accessible.
They went through a long process of designing the equipment with the help of wheelchair users to make sure that it was as easy to use and as functional as possible for somebody in a seated position.
Here at Spokz, we are always looking for new and innovative products to make disabled people’s lives easier and healthier. The Fusion Wheel fitted perfectly into this and after testing it ourselves we were very impressed with the attention to detail and how easy it was to set up and use.
We felt that the product had a wide range of applications, not only for active wheelchair users, but also for people less able and elderly. The plus point was also the pricing as this is a very affordable product that covers a huge range of exercises.”
5 wheelchair exercises to do on the Fusion Wheel
Included with the Fusion Wheel is a comprehensive training and setup guide with easy-to-read instructions and exercises for beginner, intermediate and advanced users.
The guide includes 108 individual exercises covering all muscle groups in the upper body. Each exercise details which muscle groups are being used and which accessories are needed.
If you’re just starting out, it’s recommended that you start with the beginner category and then work your way up to the regular and advanced categories.
After that you can go through the rest of the program, choosing certain exercises that fit your needs and ability.
It is also advised that you consult a doctor and/or a personal trainer before starting any exercise on the Fusion Wheel. This is important for all age groups and people with pre-existing conditions.
To give you a better idea of some of the activities you can do with the Fusion Wheel, we’ve listed 5 exercises to try out, one for each muscle group.
1. Neutral shoulder press – one arm
This exercise (number 7 in the guide) is the first one in the beginner’s category. To do this exercise, attach the Fusion T locks in the upper-rear region of the wheel.
Hold the handles at your sides and the shoulder line, with a neutral grip. Raise the handles up above your head. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement one arm at a time, alternately.
This exercise is ideal for your shoulder muscles (muscle group D). It is recommended you do this exercise sequence three times and repeat it 15 times with one-minute breaks in between.
2. Front pull down
This exercise (12) is also for beginners. Before starting it, position your chair close to a door. Face the door with the anchor Fusion T lock attached on top of the door.
Hold the handles in front and above your head with your arms extended. Pull the handles back towards your face, opening your arms. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement.
This exercise helps your back muscles (muscle group B). Do this exercise sequence three times and repeat it 12 to 15 times with one-minute rest breaks.
3. Door anchor bench press
This exercise (19) is in both the beginners and advanced categories. From the back, attach the anchor Fusion T lock to the central region of a door.
Hold the handle with the arm flexed at the shoulder line in a pronounced grip. Extend your arm forward. Return to the starting position, repeat the movement and perform the exercise with the other arm.
This exercise supports the muscles in your chest (muscle group A). Do this exercise sequence three times and repeat it 12 to 15 times with 45 seconds to one-minute rest breaks.
4. Door anchor triceps extension overhead – one arm
This exercise (20) is for people in both the beginners and regular categories. From the back, attach the anchor Fusion T lock to the central region of a door.
Hold the handle with the arm flexed at 90° and with your body slightly tilted forward. Extend your arm forward. Return to the starting position, repeat the movement and perform the exercise with the other arm.
This exercise strengthens your arm muscles (muscle group C). Do this exercise sequence three times and repeat it 12 to 15 times with 45 seconds to one-minute rest breaks.
5. Mermaid abdominal
To do this exercise (66), attach the Fusion T locks in the upper-rear region of the wheel. Hold the handle laterally (sideways) at the shoulder line. Pull the elastic, raising the handle above your head and flex your hip opposite to the elastic. Return to the starting position, repeat the movement and perform the exercise with the other arm.
This exercise strengthens your abdominal muscles (muscle group E). This one is not part of the beginners, regular or advanced categories but part of the full training program, which you can choose to do if you wish to continue your fitness in the abdominal area.
The Fusion Wheel all-in-one wheelchair gym is available to buy on the Disability Horizons Shop. It costs £114 (inc. VAT).
With a VAT exemption, if you have a qualifying condition, you can get the Fusion Wheel for just £95.
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