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.
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.
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.
Developing cooperative team skills and promoting overall fitness
This program is designed for children ages 7-14 with special needs to develop cooperative play skills in a group setting, while improving gross motor development through introduction to fitness and sports.
Beginning February 2020--more details coming soon!
Programs for Teens and Adults
Community. Recreation. Inclusion.
This three-part program is for individuals with special needs in adult day program. Programming includes an exposure to fitness and leisure activities in a community based setting.
Fit Foundations: Our social exercise class is an hour long class that focuses on exposing the individual to activities like yoga, pliates, TRX, weights, partner exercises, resistance bands, medicine balls, sports related workouts, and more!
Social Hour: This portion includes time for participants to enjoy lunch, socialize with new friends, and unwind. Participants will enjoy group games, music, and sensory stations.
Aqua Motion: The aquatic program offers a variety of games and exercises to keep participants moving and engaged in the water. The time will focus on group games, swimming, and aquatic exercise.