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#ActiveAugust – Encouraging amputees and individuals with limb difference to get active and improve their physical and mental health

Posted by LimbPowerAdmin on Monday 3rd August 2020


31st July 2020

Issued by LimbPower

For Immediate Release

#ActiveAugust – Encouraging amputees and individuals with limb difference to get active and improve their physical and mental health

The charity LimbPower are working throughout the month of August to encourage and engage with people with a limb difference, to help them kick start healthy and active lifestyle. Being active has so many health benefits, including aiding mobility, rehabilitation and improving quality of life. Through sharing and promoting the Ottobock Fitness App (available through the apple store and on android mobile phones) and LimbPower’s exercise videos (available on YouTube and the LimbPower website We aim to support and encourage more members of our community, as they build their independence through increased mobility. Join our social media campaign called #ActiveAugust to raise awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of engaging in physical activity with a focus on moving more.

Amputees and individuals with limb difference can join LimbPower for #ActiveAugust and challenge themselves to get fitter through the #OttobockFitnessChallenge. We will be doing a daily morning workout using the OttoBock fitness app, choosing between strength and endurance, condition and balance, or stretch and relax. Participants can do as little or as much as they want to, in the comfort of their own home.

Why not join us for the August Virtual Challenge Series event from 15th August – 15th September. This is a participation event, where you set your own goals and targets and spend the month challenging yourself to reach the target you set. There is a small registration fee of £12.50 and you receive a medal once you complete your challenge. Register Here

We will also be running a social media and fundraising campaign called #IPledge for individuals who are already active and want to challenge themselves to do more or achieve a new goal. We will be encouraging participants to share their story with other amputees and individuals with limb difference on social media and to create a justgiving page ( to raise funds for LimbPower, so that we can continue to support and encourage individuals with limb difference through the provision of participation events, workshops and resources.

Fun for the family, why not join in as a family and go for a walk, take a bike ride, or swimathon or park run. Support LimbPower and spend some time together as a family building memories. If you want some inspiration or ideas contact Carly, Sophie or Kiera.

To find out more about #ActiveAugust or to get involved email Kiera Roche at or Telephone 07968 760001.

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Notes to editors:

LimbPower are a National Disability Sports Organisation working to support amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts. We do this through advocacy, events, workshops and resources.


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Ottobock Fitness App -The Fitness for Amputees app includes a range of easy-to-follow exercises specifically designed by experienced physiotherapists at Ottobock for people with a unilateral leg amputation. Over 25,000 amputees around the world use the app for targeted physical fitness and increasing their strength. As a result, the Fitness for Amputees App is now available in 11 different languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese, Italian and Russian.

#Active August event - Join up to #ActiveAugust campaign on our Facebook Events page

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