is always good for the body, mind and spirit, but right now it’s more important
than ever. Exercise releases endorphins and has proven beneficial not just
physically, but emotionally as well—something we can all benefit from during
being stuck at home can make working out difficult, especially for those living
in colder climates who can’t even get outside for a walk. And while there are
plenty of online workout classes available, they’re not always accessible for
people who have IDD or other physical disabilities.
why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite exercise resources, good for
keeping people of all abilities active and moving.
mentioned Spirit Club in a recent blog, but it bears repeating. Designed for
inclusion, these workouts are led by trainers who are dual certified in fitness
and providing support for people of all abilities. Classes are available live
or on-demand and have three different modifications—seated, standing, and
progressed—to make sure there’s something for everyone.
Powered to Move
Powered to Move offers a YouTube channel with a range of exercises designed for people with IDD and physical disabilities. The classes have fun themes to keep people engaged, including cardio drumming, DIY obstacle courses and superhero workouts. Bonus: they also have healthy recipes on their site, as well as fitness challenges to keep you motivated.
Chair One Fitness
One Fitness is a workout program designed so people can remain seated while
they exercise. Its owner, Alexis Perkins, also has a YouTube channel with free workouts
that include dancing and seated exercises in both high-intensity and
you found an accessible exercise program you’ve enjoyed? Connect with us on
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