Disabled individuals should have the same access to fitness facilities as able-bodied persons. Providing federal funding to help fitness facilities ensure compliance with an existing Dept. of Justice (DOJ) rule on disabled accessibility would benefit disabled persons’ fitness and health.
The DOJ already has a rule requiring fitness facilities to be accessible to persons with disabilities. The DOJ should simply enforce this rule to ensure that fitness facilities (which are usually privately-owned) use their own funds to upgrade to be disabled-accessible.