Yoga includes breathing control, meditation and the adoption of specific bodily postures. This class helps create a relaxing environment all while reducing pain, aggression and obsessive & self-stimulatory behaviors. It also helps create more control in regulating anxiety and emotions.
CARDIO BOOT CAMP
An adaptive interval class that mixes calisthenics and body weight exercises with cardio training. These boot camps are designed in a way to be constantly changing. You will definitely sweat and work hard in these classes!
For our karate class, our members increase their confidence and focus in a safe and structured environment. They also build social skills among peers while working towards a common goal, improve balance, flexibility, attention span, coordination and overall physical fitness.
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of fun each time you come to class!
STRENGTH & TRAINING CLASS
Our strength and training class is one of our more challenging classes. This class helps improve muscular strength by increasing the ability to resist force through the use of Free weights, machines and/or the person’s own body weight. Strength training is designed to increase greater resistance, which in turn stimulates the development of muscle strength.
*Member must be at least 10 years old, and be able to work independently.
Self-stimulatory behaviors are rooted in the core of Autism; every individual experiences difficulty within his/her ability to communicate, express, learn and interact with others and their environment. Therapeutic Recreation implements those self-stimulatory behaviors into hands on activities that enable each
child participating to use a previous barrier as a tool to strengthen their overall social abilities. This means that when an individual is able to include his/her ‘self-stimulatory behaviors’ into every day behaviors and interactions, their ability to be social and communicate within their environment will not only improve but will be manageable; furthering an increase in their well-being and functioning. Teambuilding is defined as, “a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks”. We focus on social interactions, communication tools, facial expressions and conversational techniques. We accomplish this by creating hands on activities and interactive games. Each week attention will be drawn to one aspect of teambuilding, social skills, or communication tools, through purposeful challenges, movement-based activities and physical fitness. Teambuilding Class strives to create safe space where each individual participating can feel comfortable in being themselves; further opening the doors to individual growth.
We have a summer camp that we offer to our members. It’s approximately two different weeks and includes sports activities and fitness activities.
Please call us to learn more about our classes and class schedule or to inquire about our summer programs.