Category Archives: Special Needs

Fitness for Health specializes in creating personalized, therapeutic programs for children and adults with a broad range of special needs. We help to improve the wellness and fitness levels of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD/LD, sensory processing disorders, gross motor delays, Down Syndrome, developmental and physical disabilities, confidence and self-esteem issues, and emotional disturbances and anxiety disorders.

Tense and Stressed? Try “Forest Bathing”

Wouldn’t it be great to discover a free, stress buster that can lower your heart rate, help you concentrate and is easily found?  Look out your window. Hanging out at …

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What’s In Your Lunchbox?

Happy first day of school to students in Maryland and happy second week of school to most of the families in the D.C. area! Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity …

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How My Clients with Special Needs Remind Me to Be a Better Person

I am lucky. I have a beautiful wife and two amazing kids. I am also the founder and owner of a hi-tech, therapeutic fitness facility in the Washington, DC, area …

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Do You Have to Be Thin to Be an Athlete?

Close your eyes and think of an athlete’s body. Are you imagining six-pack abs, striated calves and rock-hard biceps? Are you envisioning someone thin? Are you surprised to know that …

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Tips to Help Kids with Autism Get Excited About Fitness

April is National Autism Awareness Month.  To celebrate, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of athletic training and kids’ health in the autism and special needs …

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Is Exercise an Antidote for Behavioral Issues?

Did you know that children with serious behavioral issues “fare better” in school when they are given the chance to move in class and burn off excess energy? A new …

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