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PHOENIX FITNESS

PROMOTING PHYSICAL FITNESS

Regardless of age and ability, improving physical fitness is a very important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. To maintain health and fitness, it is important to include “strengthening” and “conditioning” exercises. As of January 2017, Pop.Earth added the Phoenix Fitness program, which is comprised of classes that focus on sensory integration, functional strength, stability, and coordination. This program was specifically designed to address coordination and balance issues.

The format of these classes is as follows:
1. Individual Greeting (handshake with name exchange and eye contact when possible)
2. Warm Up (jumping jacks, marching in place, skipping in place – staying in center of mat)
3. Basic body weight exercises (varies based on ability; progresses as class advances)
4. Light, resistance exercises (varies based on ability; progresses as class advances)
5. Compound movements (varies based on ability; progresses as class advances)
6. Play movements (varies based on ability; progresses as class advances)
7. Closing Breathing/Affirmation

Classes can be scheduled for a half hour or a full hour, depending on the preference of the participant(s) or partner agency.

One-on-one private sessions/personal training also is available under this program. Each session will focus on:
• Proper form
• Gym safety
• Functional strength & movement
• Sensory Integration (Balance & Laterality)

For optimal results, it is recommended that participants have one hour sessions two to three times per week