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.

 

CHILDREN (6- to 11-years old)

Karate

This martial arts class teaches techniques associated with 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 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.

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.

 

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.

Breathe & Body 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

This martial arts class teaches techniques associated with 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 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.

 

ADULTS (18-years old & up)

Breathe and Body 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

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

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.