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How many T.V. commercials and magazine ads promise weight loss and the benefits of exercise? What if exercise not only helped you lose weight, but also raised your self-esteem? Two for the price of one…

Posted by suzanne Apr 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

No Place Like Home

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One of my top priorities upon completion of my book (“101 Games and Activities for Youth with Autism”) was a return home to Pittsburgh to thank family, friends, and relatives for their support.

Posted by suzanne Apr 18, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

One Step at a Time: Fitness for Seniors w/Disabilities

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Throughout the week at my fitness facility and off site locations, I work with older adults who are recovering from cancer, strokes, spinal cord injuries, dementia and falls.  The first thing I notice and admire is their determination and resolve to work hard.

Posted by suzanne Apr 01, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Getting Creative in the Fitness Center

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Because there is often a lack of inclusive equipment in community fitness centers, people with disabilities may have to get creative. More often than not, they must find ways to make use of the equipment that was not designed with their needs in mind. While having to find ways to use the existing equipment is not optimal, it may be necessary until more fitness centers provide equipment that is inclusive and accessible for everyone.

Posted by Carolyn Apr 01, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

FITBuddies Program: Increasing Awareness in the Fitness Industry

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Health and fitness professionals have opportunities to connect with people of all ages and abilities. I have been fortunate over the years to meet many instructors who are passionate about working with individuals with mixed abilities. However, this is still an untapped market in the industry, and I believe this is primarily because we have not adequately publicized the need for programs and created awareness through national organizations, seminars, social media, and professional networks.

Posted by Cary Wing Mar 30, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The challenge is always there. It’s up to you if you want to tackle it!

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It’s common; way too common. You ask someone to do something or you ask them why they didn’t do something & you constantly hear excuse after excuse for a person not being able to do something or even trying.

Posted by Jess Mar 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

T-Together E-Everyone A-Achieves M-More!

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Any Celebrity Apprentice fans?  On Sunday night’s episode Gary Busey shocked everyone by winning the second challenge of this season and spelled out his victory by stating the meaning behind the word team: “T- is for Together, E-Is for Everyone, A-id for Achieves, and M-More!”   As hard it may be to understand the thought process of Gary at times, he got this point right on!  The meaning behind the acronym of the word “team” truly speaks volumes.  Understanding the significance and strength from working as a “team” holds true and this definition is most often heard in the success of business franchises, private organizations, and sports teams.  It also holds true in the world of autism.

Posted by suzanne Mar 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Labels and Hope

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I believe our team of trainers understands the responsibilities of an all-inclusive fitness facility when I observe how they prepare and personalize every training session. Labels are not something we focus on. Instead, we strive to realize our purpose in quality personal service, in fitness and wellness. Information is gathered from the client and anyone involved so that to formulate a plan to achieve short and long term fitness goals.

Posted by suzanne Mar 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Indoor Fitness Fun

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The newer revised guidelines for exercise suggest that exercising in short bursts several times a day is beneficial. I am so grateful for that, because when it is sub-zero out, it can take a long time to bundle everyone up and go out. In fact, it sometimes seems that it is so cold that we spend longer getting ready to go out than we can stay out!

Posted by Tanya Feb 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Tribute to Jack LaLanne: “The Godfather of Fitness”

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Jack LaLanne, a true trailblazer and champion for fitness, passed away on Monday at the age of 96. Because he is known as one of the founders of the modern fitness movement, I thought it was only fitting to devote a posting to him.

Posted by Carolyn Jan 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments