Stephen Corbin, D.D.S., M.P.H. Senior Vice President, Constituent Services and Support Special Olympics, wrote years ago,
“We feel that the healthy weight issue for people with disabilities is every bit as serious as it is in the general population. There’s an epidemic, an endemic of unhealthy weight in this population.”
Dr. Corbin’s comment is supported by research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which estimates that health care costs of obesity related to disability reach more than $50 billion each year.
If ever there was a need for a disability-friendly gym and fitness center, the time is now. Inclusively Fit is that gym, with its focus on supporting the Special Needs community. The trainers at Inclusively Fit develop one-on-one training regimens tailored to the specific individual and their abilities. The only way to combat obesity, a common challenge to members of this community, is by adopting and committing to a frequent exercise program. The individual and social costs of not doing anything are too great.