Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living, describes that Canadians need to be more active to be healthy. Our current lifestyle is sedentary, making it dangerous to our overall health.
REDI Fitness provides individualized and group fitness programs for the autism population and all abilities, as it can be a gateway to increasing other skills, creating short, intermediate and long-term benefits. Our main focus is to build basic physical skills, by demonstrating activities that promote strength, stability and motor planning. The overall goal is to teach our athletes basic movement skills that will increase activities of daily living. We want our athletes moving.
By conducting a physical, adaptive and cognitive (PAC) assessment, we are able to gather essential information about the athlete's current abilities. Ability is going to vary among individuals, and we need to be specific when developing a program for the athlete. We meet the athlete at current level of ability.
Building a trusting relationship between the athlete and the practitioner is crucial, but also with the athletes environment, which may include parents, caregivers, family, friends, teachers, and therapists.
Research suggests that regular physical participation reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease, increases cognitive function, exhibits positive effects of markers of mental health, and facilitates overall positive outcomes (Gregor et al., 2018), and REDI fitness is all about creating specific physical exercises programming for each individual. IT'S FUN!
We are developing, physical, adaptive, and cognitive skills. According to Eric Chessen, founder of Autism Fitness, the exercises we implement are essential for developing fundamental strength, stability, locomotive and motor planning skills. All these are the foundation in which strong, healthy movement is built. These are also the areas of deficit for the ASD and special needs population.
Every individual should never be excluded from participating in physical activities. REDI fitness main goal is to create an environment that is positive, promotes the opportunity for mastering skills at the athlete's current pace and to participate from an individual structured physical program so that the athlete can improve activities of daily living.
Happy to annouce that we are on the list of service provider on the Autism Ontario website under the category of provider of individual and group exercise programs for the autism population, for all ages and all abilities. Focusing on increasing motor planning, strength and stability for activities of daily living.