Rec2connect  

Building connections and achieving goals through recreation therapy and aquatic therapy       

Fit Friends Connection is an hour fitness class for adults (15+) with special needs.

Each class starts with a warm-up, then alternates between strengthening and cardiovascular exercises, followed by a cool down.


When: Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

Where: Gemini Center, Fairview Park

Cost: $20 per class

Rec2Connect accepts self waiver, NEON funding, and insurance reimbursement.

Fit Friends Connection

Coming Fall 2019:

the Art Connection


This hour-long art therapy class is designed for ages 11+ and focus on the theme of friendship through both group and individual art projects while promoting social skills. 


The class is led by Courtney Carnes. A board certified Art Therapist and certified Trauma Practitioner, she is the current Art Therapist with the Monarch Center for Autism. Courtney has over 5 years of Art Therapy experience and has had her participants’ exhibits of art showcased at the ETON Chagrin Blvd Shopping Center. The Snowflake Project has been displayed through the Holiday Season since 2015. In Courtney’s spare time, she is a dedicated community volunteer and coaches Women’s JV High school Basketball.


Mondays, August 12-September 23 (No class on Sept 2 for Labor Day)

4:45-5:45 pm at:      The Friendship Circle

                                 27900 Gates Mills Blvd.

                                 Pepper Pike, OH 44124


Cost: $265 for 6 classes


Register at Blue Sombrero. Click Available Programs and then Register for the Art Connection.

Programs for Teens and Adults