"A Shining Light for Inclusion"

November 28th, 2017

Miss Amazing.  The Miss Amazing pageants are beauty pageants especially for constants with disabilities because “Girls with disabilities can and do accomplish amazing things.” She said when she got an application in the mail for Miss Minnesota USA, she begged her mother to let her do it. Holmgren is an inspiration and a glowing embodiment that, if children – with special needs and without – are provided opportunities to develop positive attitudes toward themselves and others who are different from themselves, no challenge is impossible. If there is one thing that I’ve learned from my 30 years of owning and operating Fitness for Health, a state-of-the-art, therapeutic fitness facility helping people of ALL abilities reach their full potential, it is that embracing and honoring people’s differences supports and allows children and teens with special needs to succeed and allows them to see just how beautiful – inside and out – they truly are. In my opinion, we each need to search for a person’s strengths and find the positive in each person and value the contributions he/she makes to make ALL of our lives better and more beautiful. “I hope to continue dancing.  I want to teach art to young children. And, I would love to model.  I want to live independently and continue to be an advocate for inclusion. I want to be a light shining for acceptance,” Holmgren said on Facebook in October. You are a true hero to many women with disabilities.  And, I applaud Miss Minnesota USA  for showcasing your beauty and fearlessness to the world. About Fitness for Health: A finalist for About.com’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Special Needs Resource in the D.C. Region and Washington Family Magazine’s Best Special Needs Program and Special Needs Camp in the D.C. area, Fitness for Health, founded by Marc Sickel who also suffers from ADD, specializes in creating personalized, therapeutic programs for children with a broad range of special needs:

  • Down Syndrome
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Gross motor delays
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Developmental and physical disabilities
  • Confidence and self-esteem issues
  • Emotional disturbances and anxiety disorders

At Fitness for Health, you get a complete team—including pediatric fitness specialists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists—working together to create a full-service plan of care that’s expertly tailored to your child’s developmental, skill and comfort levels while providing fitness for kids. As a parent, you’re involved every step of the way.  Learn more about our therapeutic exercise, occupational therapy services, and physical therapy services today.]]>

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