The Fitness Center program is designed to foster cardiovascular fitness and endurance, incorporating stretching, strengthening, balance and coordination activities, in a friendly group environment for youth with physical disabilities and special needs. This program is designed to help families transition into community based exercise programs and activities.
Our Fitness Center room is equipped with cardiovascular exercise equipment in kid-friendly sizes including:
Upon referral, each child, or adolescent, is initially evaluated by a physical and/or occupational therapist. Kids are placed in groups comprised of peers of similar ages, and developmental levels. The ratio between kids and therapists is typically 2:1. Fitness Center sessions occur quarterly (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall). A personalized exercise program is designed for each child over the course of a quarter, to address their personal goals.
Fitness Center groups provide a fun, motivating, low-stress atmosphere where kids learn how to use typical gym equipment, work in a team, and become more independent with their health and fitness goals.
Children's Therapy Center also provides: