Sports & Fitness

All of us need physical activity to stay healthy and happy. At the Family Center for Autism, we offer exercise classes, organized sports, movement and fitness programs specifically designed to meet the needs of children, tweens/teens and adults with autism—as well as free fitness classes for their parents or grandparents with a family membership. These classes are also open to the community to foster inclusion.

Want to see sports and fitness programs we have on tap for the next session? Check out the class schedule. Ready to sign up? Register now.

 

TINY TOTS (2- to 5-years old)

Yoga for Tots

Have your little guy or gal learn some of the fundamentals of yoga through songs, dances, and games! In addition the participants will practice social and listening skills, all while having a great time!

 

Tot’s Sensory Gym Action Time! 

Join us in our new state-of-the-art sensory gym to climb, jump, slide, bounce, dive, and have a great time with your friends. This free flowing, yet structured, class will build the participants gross motor skills (balancing, jumping, climbing, catching) while also strengthening their social skills (turn taking, communication, problem solving). This will be an hour of movement, action, and smiles that is sure to be a hit with the participants! (Ages 5 to 10)

 

CHILDREN (6- to 11-years old)

Karate

Learn self-defense, meditation, balance and combat within a safe and supervised environment. Taught by a martial arts instructor, the class also strengthens the fine and gross motor skills associated with kicking, punching, jumping and balancing while enhancing socialization techniques and teamwork.

 

Multi-Sports                

This class focuses on the fundamentals of basketball and football. Engage in fun games and drills while building skills and strengthening physical fitness. The intermediate class requires basic knowledge of passing, dribbling, and shooting a basketball as well as passing and catching a football.

 

Yoga                                  

Yoga is a fun and easy form of exercise that allows you to feel happy, calm and healthy! Our Children’s Yoga class utilizes songs and visuals to help the participants learn the poses and develop the ability to be relaxed and calm.

 

Children’s Sensory Gym Action Time! 

Join us in our new state-of-the-art sensory gym to climb, jump, slide, bounce, dive, and have a great time with your friends. This free flowing, yet structured, class will build the participants gross motor skills (balancing, jumping, climbing, catching) while also strengthening their social skills (turn taking, communication, problem solving). This will be an hour of movement, action, and smiles that is sure to be a hit with the participants! (Ages 5 to 10)

 

Children’s Sensory Gym Social Skills!

Join us in our new state-of-the-art sensory gym to climb, slide, hang, and problem solve with a group of like-minded friends. The participants will work together while utilizing everything our new sensory gym has to offer to complete tasks and participate in games that build problem solving ability, team work and communication skills.  This class will challenge the participants both mentally and physically, all while having a great time! (Ages 5 to 10 only)

 

TWEENS/TEENS (12- to 17-years old)

Zumba Rhythms

Zumba is a fun and exciting way to increase aerobic activity while moving and grooving to popular music. Easy to follow moves and great music make this a popular class enjoyed by all.

 

Yoga

Yoga is a fun and easy form of exercise that allows participants to feel happy, calm and healthy! Practice relaxation techniques, postures, breath, balance, flexibility and deep stretches.   The Level 2 session requires participants to be able to do basic yoga poses independently.

 

Karate

Learn self-defense, meditation, balance and combat within a safe and supervised environment. Taught by a martial arts instructor, the class also strengthens the fine and gross motor skills associated with kicking, punching, jumping and balancing while enhancing socialization techniques and teamwork.

 

Multi-Sports                

This class focuses on the fundamentals of many different sports, including football, basketball, soccer and more. Engage in fun games and drills while building skills and strengthening physical fitness.

 

 

ADULTS (18-years old & up)

Yoga

Yoga is a fun and easy form of exercise that allows participants to feel happy, calm and healthy. Practice relaxation techniques, postures, breath, balance, flexibility and deep stretches.

 

Zumba Rhythms

Come get your exercise while moving to some of the hottest tunes out there! Shake, shimmy, and slide your way to a fit lifestyle!

 

Multi-Sports                

This class focuses on the fundamentals of basketball and football.  Engage in fun games and drills with while building skills and strengthening physical fitness.  The intermediate class requires basic knowledge of passing, dribbling, and shooting a basketball as well as passing and catching a football.

 

PARENTS & CARETAKERS

These programs are offered to the family members and caretakers of Family Center for Autism members.

Parent Yoga

Parent Zumba

 

INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES

1:1 Personal Training

Focused on developing a foundation for strength, stability and motor planning with individualized programming, each participant will have specific short- and long-term healthy lifestyle goals. Full on Fitness combines innovative fitness modalities, (medicine balls, sandbags, fitness ropes, and bodyweight movements) with positive behavior support using ABA methodologies.