A cognitively impaired individual might have certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communication, self-help, and social skills. In youth, this may cause a child to learn and develop more slowly than other children. At Inclusively Fit, we’ve seen that many individuals of this special group are often excluded from playing on sports teams and from related physical activities. Thus, sedentary lifestyles become the norm and health challenges, including weight issues, often manifest. Our Mission is to improve the entire person for everyday inclusion. We accomplish this by building confidence and creating a supportive social environment in our fitness center so our clients can also succeed outside the gym.
Adaptive fitness is personal training for people with physical and developmental disabilities, adapted to meet the needs and limitations of each individual. Our trainers are skilled in assessing every client in their preparation of goals and level-appropriate fitness training regiments. Adaptive fitness is the foundation of Inclusively Fit.
An Added Benefit to School Age Clients
The founder of Inclusively Fit has a degree in Special Education, has worked as a teacher and has extensive experience with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The IEP is a written document for students with disabilities ages 3 through 25 that outlines the student’s educational needs and goals and any programs and services the intermediate school district and/or its member district will provide to help the student make educational progress. At Inclusively Fit, we work with parents and review existing IEPs to incorporate any applicable goals that could also be focused on during fitness sessions. For example, social goals like taking turns, greeting others, following multi-step directions, answering yes or no questions, etc.
The overall goal here, strongly aligning with our Mission, is to collaborate with our clients, families, and schools to consistently reinforce common goals and help our clients with everyday inclusion.
We’re happy to report, it works.