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Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, & Therapeutic Exercise for Children, Adults, Seniors, & Special Needs
Fitness for Health has helped so many children! Marc Sickel brings a rare combination of expertise, idealism and creativity. The facility is state-of-the-art, cool, and fun. The staff knows how to interact with each child in an individualized and positive way. A great resource for children with motor difficulties and other developmental differences. Highly recommended.
I started working with Fitness for Health in February in order to quicken my reaction time, first step and my decision making. As a professional goalkeeper in the NWSL, it is vital to be quick in all those categories. Fitness for Health adjusted my program to specifically goalkeeping, and replicated every exercise to a game like situation. They make you think and use your brain in different ways while still focusing on reaction time and not hesitating. In the month and a half that I worked with them, I saw significant improvements in my hand speed, decision making and reaction time. Fitness for Health made workouts exciting because of the uniqueness of it. I look forward to working with them in my next offseason.
We loved the facilities and the OT’s were off the hook! Julie was awesome with our son!
Fitness for Health has been coming to CCBC Children’s Center every Friday afternoon for 2 years.” “The children love them and so do our staff. Enthusiastic, patient, and fun teachers plan a wonderful hour of activities and exercises that are developmentally appropriate. The class has a waiting list every week!!
My experience at Fitness for Health has been truly unbelievable. I am doing things I didn’t think were possible… I came to Fitness for Health with some skepticism because that’s my nature. My doubts only increased during my first visit when Marc showed me the equipment their clients used. I thought, ‘How could these ‘toys’ possibly do anything for me? “I am a 70 year old grandmother born with a mild case of cerebral palsy…I had fallen several times, one fall resulting in a knee fracture at which point my children convinced me to use a cane when I walked outside. I felt as though my body had betrayed me and I could no longer depend on it. I became cautious and as a result reduced my activity…Marc and the FFH staff have been incredibly creative tailoring the activities I do to my specific needs. With their encouragement and persistence I’ve gotten stronger, improved my balance and used muscles I didn’t know I had. “Marc presents me with a new challenge. My response: ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’ I’m convinced it’s impossible. And yet, to my amazement, after repeated effort, I accomplish it. I can now walk up a flight of stairs without holding on to the railing. I haven’t been able to do this since childhood. “The most significant aspect, I believe, is the increase in my physical confidence. A loss of such confidence often results in fear which inhibits older adults from engaging in physical activities.
“I 100% believe that working with Fitness for Health has bettered my game. My position requires eye hand quickness and cognitive quickness. Reza has created drills that have helped me. I am able to focus more acutely on the ball and am able to respond at a much faster rate than before I started working at Fitness for Health.” | Georgetown Visitation 2016/U of Cincinnati 2020
Our son starting coming to Fitness for Health after his occupational therapist suggested it. At age 6, he was years behind other children in terms of physical development. Two years later after once a week sessions, he has caught up to his peers and is so excited to be playing with them on soccer and basketball teams. We feel like Fitness for Health made him stronger, more confident, and helped with his motor planning skills. We couldn’t be more thankful to the very professional and dedicated staff!
A nationally recognized innovator in the field of exergaming, fitness, and special needs therapy, Marc Sickel founded Fitness for Health in 1989 to fulfill his dream of helping children and adults maximize their physical potential.
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