FIT for ALL, Fun Inclusive Training, is a free fitness program at GHF designed for individuals with special needs. Every aspect of the program is geared toward helping those with developmental and intellectual disabilities, such as Austism, Down’s Syndrome, and Prader-Willi Syndrome.
The six-week program provides 18 classes, each with one-on-one instruction and structure to guide participants through fitness activities including a circuit style group class and strength training machines. Outcomes include improved endurance, reduced body fat and secondary risk factors, and improved cognition, social engagement, and self-image. Read the Gainesville Sun article here.
Over 250 volunteers have served as coaches in the program which began with 15 participants and is now up to 50 special needs athletes. Participants do not have to be members of GHF.
If you would like to volunteer, click here and scroll down to Volunteer Opportunities. For more information or to ask questions, provide your information and Program Coordinator, Arhum Imam, will be in touch shortly.
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