People with special needs face challenges when participating in sports, fitness and the realities of everyday living however physical activity offers so many important health and wellness benefits. Even when mobility is limited, or our bodies tire easily, individuals with special needs can participate in and enjoy all forms of physical fitness. Together lets discover your fitness potential.

[quote]“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” -Helen Keller[/quote]

BUILD5 is a specialized fitness program for our community with special needs. We offer group classes for both adults and children as well as private training.

A strong and healthy person cannot exist without resources and opportunities and that is most abundantly true of our community with special needs. Having access to energetic and quality fitness programs can help an individual live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life. That’s why Equipped4Life Fitness is offering, BUILD5, just one example of specialized fitness programs designed to empower and inspire the capabilities in all of us!

The program is ready, tested and approved! NOW, all that is needed is to partner with the community to bring the program to life!

Samples of the visual supports for Build 5
Samples of the visual supports for Build5.

The goals of this program are to:
•Provide information about fitness and the role it plays in overall good health for those with special needs.
•Help set realistic wellness goals.
•Provide supportive tools and resources to help participants reach their overall fitness goals.
•Provide a program that is specifically designed and adapted toward the needs of the participants.
•Provide a program that addresses the various fitness levels of the participants.
•Provide a program that is inspiring and empowering.
•Provide a high energy, fun and supportive environment that promotes 5 components of good health: cardio respiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, coordination, and flexibility.
•Provide a program with a philosophy that all individuals are capable regardless of physical, social, emotional or psychological challenges.

Just a few of the fun things we use.
Just a few of the fun things we use.

The details of the BUILD5 program are outlined on the following pages:
Equipped4Life Fitness & BUILD5 Backstory
BUILD5 Group Fitness
BUILD5 Personal Training

Please review this information carefully so you understand how it works and can take full advantage of the opportunities it offers to you and our community.

Inspiring the Incredible,
Patty Maddux
Owner Equipped4Life Fitness


Fitness Can Benefit links to research on fitness benefits for different needs.