Adult Fitness and Recreation (AFR)

Adult Fitness and Recreation Programs

Our Adult Fitness and Recreation programs provide different entry points to adapted physical activity and recreation in a supportive community.

We provide open gym access with available staff support for individuals who like to exercise on their own. We also provide structured, individual and group exercise programs for adults experiencing disability under the supervision of staff trained in Adapted Physical Activity in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

In offering these programs, our primary goals are:

  • To foster collaboration and meet participants where they’re at — their abilities, needs, preferences and goals
  • To assist participants to become knowledgeable and confident with respect to understanding and communicating their fitness and lifestyle needs
  • To provide quality participation experiences that foster autonomy, belongingness, challenge, engagement, mastery and meaning

Our Adult Fitness and Recreation programs provide physical activity opportunities for adults experiencing disability. Our facility offers specialized equipment and trained staff to adapt programs to suit all abilities and levels of fitness.

We offer three levels of service to choose from to best support our participants' fitness goals:

  1. Gym Access
  2. Group Exercise Programs
  3. One-on-One Training

Gym Access

Participants can purchase a membership for the term and gain access to our specialized fitness facility. Floor monitors offer limited support for those looking to work out independently.

Our fitness facility is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. We offer subsidized rates for those who qualify for financial assistance for our Access and FES programs. Please see our programming page for prices.

Group Exercise Programs

We offer a wide variety of adapted group exercise classes.

Sit to be fit

A 60-minute seated, gentle aerobics-style class that uses bodyweight exercises, light free weights and resistance bands. It's perfect for beginners or for those getting back into exercise. The Adapted Physical Activity (APA) instructor will lead the group through strength training, cardio and range-of-motion exercises.

Circuit training

Take your workout to the next level. Rotate through a series of exercises to get a great full-body workout. Participants are required to transition between stations and complete exercises independently.

One-on-One Training

We offer personal training led by an APA Consultant or a Certified Personal Trainer. Here you will receive individualized support and instruction to help you meet your fitness goals.

1:1 Training Sessions

Ten 55-minute, individualized personal training sessions with one of our certified trainers. You will be guided through a personalized fitness program each week based on your current level of fitness, abilities and physical activity goals. All new 1:1 participants require a fitness assessment.

PALS (Physical Activity Led by Students)

Work one-on-one with a trained student volunteer in a weekly 55-minute session, over the course of a semester. Students work with staff to develop a personalized fitness program and lead participants through their workouts each week. Students are supervised by APA consultants. All new PALS participants require a fitness assessment. PALS is a great way to receive one-on-one programming at a reduced rate.

For more information about Adult Fitness and Recreation

Hannah Tarasco
Ph: 780-492-8339