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MOVE is a virtual fitness program for youth with intellectual disabilities or autism.
For the most up-to-date information and list of communities, please visit www.goodlifekids.com/move
Information for Parents/Caregivers and Youth with Special Needs
MOVE has been designed exclusively to get youth with intellectual disabilities or autism active.
As a MOVE Participant, you’ll be part of a small group of Participants, and work closely with your Coach to help you achieve your fitness goals – whatever they may be – all from your own home on Zoom.
You’ll be invited to 3 virtual activities every week – all year long (days and times vary depending on the program in your area).
Join us for 60-minute adaptive fitness activities like:
• Fundamental Series: Fitness Basics and Stretching/Yoga
• Cardio Series: Dance, Circuit, and Bootcamp
• Strength Series: Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core
You will be sent a welcome kit in the mail which includes a Participant shirt and some workout gear to make the most of your workouts.
Our long-term goal is to provide MOVE Participants with the skills to increase your physical literacy and build your own love of fitness!
Since fitness is more fun with friends, we would love for your parent or caregiver to join in too!
How to Apply to MOVE
Simply visit our website at www.goodlifekids.com/move/apply and fill out our webform so we can learn a little more about you. You will be contacted by a member of the GoodLife Kids team to answer any questions you may have, and then you will schedule a time to meet with the Coach.
MOVE Try It Sessions
Not sure if MOVE is right for you? Join us on the first and third Tuesday of the month to give it a try. Registration is required for these free special sessions. Find the current dates and register at www.goodlifekids.com/move/trymovehttp://www.goodlifekids.com/move/apply. We’d love to see you!
What is the schedule?
We offer lots of program times, please see our website for the current schedule. Typically, we run in the evenings after dinner or on weekends.
What is the cost?
Programs are offered free! My child is younger than 12 or older than 21.
Can they still apply?
As of now, we can only accept applications in this age range. If they are over 21 and interested in working or volunteering with us, please contact us at [email protected].
Email us at [email protected] to ask or schedule a call