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Sports and Fitness

Adaptive Fitness

Specialized training for individuals with physical disabilities that focuses on overall strength, health, and fitness goals.  The program uses a variety of modalities to promote muscle strength, endurance, and cardiovascular endurance.  Services can be provided one-on-one or in small groups.  All exercises will be modified based on each individual’s abilities and goals. Adaptive fitness is NOT physical therapy, but our trainers can work closely with your physical therapist on your training plan.

Adaptive Sports

Adaptive sports are competitive or recreational sports for people with disabilities.  Adaptive sports often run parallel to typical sport activities.  However, they allow modifications necessary for people with disabilities to participate and many sports use a classification system that puts athletes with physical challenges on an even playing field with each other.  Learn the basics of multiple sports and participate in events in the community where available.

Adaptive Gymnastics

Adaptive Gymnastics is for athletes wanting or needing a program tailored to those with special needs.  This program allows athletes with physical limitations that do not allow them to perform routines in the typical way, to learn, perform and eventually compete in gymnastics competitions such as the HUGS Artistic program.  The HUGS Artistic program allows athletes with special needs the opportunity to compete in an official USA Gymnastics setting alongside artistic gymnasts.

Autism Fitness

A program designed for persons with Autism on all levels of the spectrum.  Exercise has shown to be an effective treatment for autism by reducing maladaptive behaviors, regulating emotions, and improving communication skills and academics. For kids with autism, studies show that as little as 10 minutes of light to moderate exercise can help decrease stereotypical behaviors, hyperactivity, and aggression. Exercise not only helps children with autism better engage in the environment, but it also helps promote weight loss, and leads to better overall health.

Adaptive Lifestyle

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.  Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both.  Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of behaviors: physical inactivity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, etc.  Our Adaptive Lifestyle Program is designed to meet you where you are at and supplement what you and your doctor are already working on.  It includes recommendations for appropriate lifestyle adaptations including healthy eating and adaptive exercises to help you meet your goals and improve your overall health.

If you or someone you love would benefit from additional support in managing any chronic conditions and health goals, please contact us to schedule a consultation for our Adaptive Lifestyle Program.