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Purpose

To instruct and facilitate a specially designed group fitness program for children, teens and adults within the special needs community who have varying levels of fitness with the goal of overall good health and well being. The program is designed to motivate and help promote 5 important components of good health: cardio respiratory health, muscular strength, muscular endurance, coordination and flexibility. In addition,

Build5 incorporates body image, balance and mental alertness into the programming. Addresses individuals with all levels of communication awareness, sensory challenges, mobility challenges and visual impairment.

Format

Build5 is a 60 minute circuit training specifically designed and adapted for the needs of the participants. This training promotes a high energy, fun and supportive environment for individuals living with Autism, Down Syndrome, CP, ADHD, or other physical and developmental challenges. The philosophy of empowerment is threaded throughout the 60 minutes with exercise choice and demonstrations.

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The class is broken up into 5 segments:

  • 10 minute meet and greet
  • 05 minutes warm up
  • 35 minute circuit training: cardio, strengthening, flexibility, core (4 stations repeated 3 times @ 2 minute intervals w/ 1 minute travel/prepare)
  • 05 minute cool down
  • 05 minute debrief

Class sizes are limited (minimum of 2, maximum of 10) and separated by age groups; aids &/or parents are asked to attend if additional support is required by the participant. Best friends and/or siblings are encouraged to participate.

Class Duration & Equipment

Build5 is designed to be either an ongoing program or a specific-term program meeting 1 or 2 times per week depending on the facility and community need. The facility is accessible to all participants and provides an atmosphere of support and encouragement. Visual aids and cue cards are provided by Equipped4Life Fitness. All equipment is provided by Equipped4Life Fitness.

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Build5 Kids Fitness class for Special Needs

Equipped4Life Fitness is excited and PROUD to offer BUILD5 Kids Fitness. This is a fun and exciting fitness class designed for all capabilities but specifically for our K-5 youth with SPECIAL NEEDS. We infuse circuit training, obstacle courses, aerobics with touch of Kids Zumba and we mix it all together for a totally good time.

A 5 week program on Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately after school, May 12 to June 11, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Cost is $75.00 (price includes tax) and class sizes are limited to 10 so register early.

Call Patty at Equipped4Life Fitness at 360-331-6944 or text 425-299-4832 or email equipped4lifefitness@gmail.com for more information.