Inclusively Fit is located in Sterling Heights and the gym is 5,000 square feet. We wanted to show our viewers a virtual look at what this gym has to offer you.

Our first picture are the treadmills along the right-side wall of the gym. We use these mainly for cardio sessions and the trainers work with each client to monitor their cardio.

Next we have our obstacle course that is used mainly for developing balance and dexterity.

We also have fun as well with a basketball net setup to improve hand eye coordination and total body movement.

Some resistance training also takes place in the gym through ropes and bands and those are used to make sure that everyone develops muscular dexterity.

If you have an interest in touring the gym in person and learning more about Inclusively Fit, please call us at (586) 850-5004.


The motto is located all over when walking into the gym: “IF you are here, you succeed”. Regardless of what condition or concerns you have, the personal training staff as well as the owner, Mark will find ways to make sure that they can help you to achieve any goal you want to. The plans that are created are tailored towards your goals and comfort. Having trust with your trainer and being able to push yourself is all you need to grow and gain progress. We will take care of the rest.

We have helped clients with a variety of physical and cognitive ailments such as:

  • Autism/Aspergers.
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Anxiety
  • Neurological Empairments.
  • ALS/Lou Gehrig’s

Even if you think we can’t help, I encourage you to call and talk with Mark to schedule a tour of the facility. Being able to see the gym in person will seal the deal for you and make a world of difference in your thoughts about fitness and the “limitations”. IF you want to learn more, please call us at 586-850-5004. We also recommend that you like our Facebook page as well as Instagram page @inclusively_fit.


At Inclusively Fit, we make sure that everyone who comes into our gym comes out with a happier day, a better experience and a higher self-esteem. The work might be physical and be hard sometimes, but the benefits are worth it. Our experienced training staff specifically tailors programs towards your immediate fitness goals. We encourage a general routine of exercise and health, with a focus on fun and progress.

It is awesome when we see our clients achieve new milestones and grow to become stronger and happier individuals because they came to Inclusively Fit. We often see immediate improvements from the very first visit! The beauty of it all is that all you have to do is show up and you’ll succeed! The stories we hear through our clients and their families only inspire us to do more and provide the very best service we can for clients. IF you want to learn more, please call us at 586-850-5004.


Exercise is not a bad thing, contrary to what you may hear. Not only does your body feels great and you become healthier, but there are mental benefits that are gained from a regular exercise routine. Often, special needs people are discouraged from performing exercise for fear of injury or a mental barrier, but it is foolish to prevent others from achieving their fitness goals. Denying those of special needs from opportunities limits them from reaching their physical and mental potentials.

Some benefits that come with exercise are very basic and common sense, but often there are other major changes that occur through proper fitness regimens. These include:

  • The ability to control weight.
  • Improved cognitive benefits.
  • Higher levels of socialization.
  • Improved self-worth and self-esteem.
  • Reduced risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

With all things considered, going through the trials and tribulations of an exercise program are proven to be extremely beneficial and it is vitally important towards living a happier and healthier life.


“We see success in their self confidence, self esteem, socially, physcially; so we see a transformation,” says Mark Ralco his clients.

Before he opened Inclusively Fit, he worked in a school district where parents would ask him to help their special needs kids become a part of the sports team.

“So, they asked me to work out with their child and when that happened, it started out as one, then five, then 10 – and I knew there was a niche and there was a need for this program,” he says.

Seven years later that program led him to opening his own gym and adaptive fitness program for kids with special needs. His clients range from 4 to 55 years old. Some, like Riley, come from all over southeast Michigan just to see him.

“One year ago, it was hard to get Riley to even come inside the gym. I’d have to go into the parking lot, say, ‘Riley, it’s time to work out,'” Ralco says. “He wouldn’t leave his car. He would just kick, scream and holler and didn’t want any part of coming here.”

Everyone can see Riley’s progress now, though.

“Just being proud of himself, he has more confidence. He feels good and he’s happy. This made all the difference in the world for him,” says Suzanne O’Leary, Riley’s mom.

“Any disability, anybody can come in. Doesn’t matter if you’re able bodies or not able bodied, it’s geared toward the person who needs the help,” says athlete Christina Rossi.

She means it – and Mark does, too.

“I’m always learning. I want to grow as an individual more. I’m constantly learning about this profession and I just hope I can impact every single life that comes through these doors,” he says.

Marks clients can be diagnosed with cognitive impairments, down syndrome, autism; can be emotionally imparied, hearing imparied or physically imparied. If you’d like to learn more go to

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