Funding Adaptive Physical Education
On a daily basis, our Adult Program offers a wide range of services and activities for our adults to get out into the community, express themselves, and stay active. This year for GivingJPTuesday, we are raising funds to ensure that our adults continue to benefit from physical education programming.
Each donation we receive during our Giving Tuesday campaign will be used to fund adaptive physical education through All Abilities Fitness Center.
“At All Abilities, we offer a place for true inclusion, where our members are invited into a non-judgemental environment, where we can reach fitness goals and make adaptions for true success, and to encourage participation, regardless of ability.”Tara Simmons – Owner and Lead Instructor at All Abilities Fitness Center
What are the Benefits of Adaptive Physical Education?
Several of our adults have Down Syndrome and face the challenge of low muscle tone, while others have Cerebral Palsy, which for some may cause low muscle tone, high muscle tone, or muscle contraction. All Abilities Fitness Center does an amazing job adapting to our individuals’ needs so they can benefit from physical education as well. Benefits include:
- Improved muscle tone
- Helping to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression
- Improved coordination
- Introduction of new balancing techniques
- Improved cardiorespiratory fitness
- Better flexibility and range of motion
By contributing to GivingJPTuesday, you are helping to ensure our adults will continue to improve their overall physical fitness (and, therefore, their quality of life) with All Abilities Fitness Center.