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Show Notes: Inclusive Fitness For People With Disabilities

Duration: 00:38:18

Released Date: October 11, 2023

Host/s:
Tania Gomez

Guest/s: 
Tommy Trout

 

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Summary

In this premiere episode, Tania Gomez interviews the inspiring and amazing Tommy Trout, founder of WeFlex– a startup that connects people with a disability to mainstream fitness and health providers. Tommy Trout, founder of WeFlex, shares his unique journey of creating a fitness program that is inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. Tommy’s passion for helping individuals with disabilities led him to start WeFlex, an education-focused fitness brand that connects people with disabilities to mainstream health and fitness professionals. Through partnerships with major fitness brands like Anytime Fitness and PE Nation, WeFlex is transforming the fitness industry to better serve the needs of people with disabilities. Learn how the WeFlex academy, developed in collaboration with Strawberry Solutions, provides specialized education and training to fitness professionals, empowering them to meet the unique support needs of their clients. Discover the vision and future plans of WeFlex as it continues to expand its reach and promote equal access to fitness for all. Welcome to ‘Innovate for Impact,’ the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. Join us as we embark on a journey through the ever-evolving landscape of the NDIS, exploring the transformative power of innovation for a more inclusive tomorrow.

Episode Highlights
0:00 – Introduction
0:45 – Tommy Trout’s Origin Story
3:46 – Creating WeFlexndis,national disability insurance scheme,disabilitycare australia,insurance,ndis australia,disability information,ndis review,australian disabilities,disability assistance,ndis costs,australia,disability support,ndis scheme,ndis supports,ndis provider,disability australia,ndis registration
7:49 – Naming WeFlex
9:46 – Expanding beyond Autism
15:35 – Improving Health Outcomes
19:46 – Partnerships with Anytime Fitness and PE Nation
22:27 – People with Disabilities in the Workforce
23:52 – Normalization of Disability
33:30 – Future of WeFlex
About the Speakers

Tommy Trout is a dynamic founder of Inclusive-AF and WeFlex Pty Ltd, dedicated to promoting inclusion and accessibility. As an advisor at Autism Swim and Sekond Skin Society, Tommy leverages his expertise to support diverse communities. He also serves as a FITREC DNA Ambassador, advocating for fitness industry standards.

Known for his enthusiasm for inclusion and his lively personality, Tommy is committed to making a positive impact in all his ventures. His passion for creating inclusive environments underscores his professional and personal endeavors.

Tania Gomez is a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for helping NDIS providers run thriving businesses that deliver exceptional care. With over a decade of experience as a successful business owner, Tania has founded four successful businesses – Provider+, Strawberry Solutions, Tania Gomez Consulting and Jelli Beanz. Her mission is to help providers overcome challenges and achieve real business outcomes. At every turn, Tania brings her expertise, energy, and deep commitment to quality and compliance to help providers achieve their goals.

As an NDIS Auditor since 2019, Tania brings a wealth of experience to her consulting work. In addition to her audit expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, Tania holds several qualifications, including a Master of Education (Leadership), Graduate Certificate of Disability Practice Management, and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Diploma of Quality auditing. Above all, Tania is passionate about helping purpose-led businesses move past compliance for compliance’s sake and sees quality as the secret to a sustainable, profitable and successful business that delivers high-quality outcomes to its clients.

 

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