Special Needs Classes

 

Yoga Fun Friday

Recurs every Friday
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM | Studio 2
FREE for active members | $4 drop in price, non-members

At Let Me Be Great Children’s Yoga, children are allowed to safely explore what their physical capabilities are. We sing songs, meditate, and dance while learning yoga poses and making friends. Benefits of our yoga classes include:

Flexibility
Strength
Coordination
Confidence building
Positive socialization
Emotional awareness

For more information, contact Tom Purcell at 757.321.2310 or tpurcell@simonfamilyjcc.org.

 

Super Hero Boxing

Recurs every Sunday
3 PM – 4 PM | Studio 2
FREE for active members | $4 drop in price, non-members

Boxing isn’t all about fighting – boxing training provides a unique platform for children with autism to battle their symptoms, get exercise, and have fun. This class is a great way to meet other kids and keep your children fit and healthy. Boxing also helps children by:

Improving Confidence

Helping with focus and sleep

Improving reaction time and memory

For more information, contact Tom Purcell at 757.321.2310 or tpurcell@simonfamilyjcc.org.

 

Get SO Fit – Special Olympics Virginia

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Simon Family JCC
Price: FREE

Get SO Fit is an inclusive fitness program designed to assist athletes of all abilities through education and exercise. The underlying philosophy of the program is that exercise and proper nutrition are challenging and beneficial to everyone, regardless of their physical or mental abilities. We believe that a fitness program can be fun and effective when group exercise is combined with individual workouts and a focus on healthy food choices.

The Get SO Fit approach involves three areas of focus:

  • Emphasis on small improvements over time, with athletes encouraged to be as strong, fast, and flexible as they can be.
  • Educating athletes on healthy food choices and portion control to facilitate positive changes in overall diet and overall health.
  • Consistency with three to five workouts per week of at least 20 to 30 minutes in length, presenting strength, flexibility and cardiovascular training in many different forms such as yoga, martial arts and dance as effective tools in keeping athletes engaged.

Class takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Simon Family JCC’s fitness facility and fields. For more information, contact Tom Purcell at 757-321-2310 or tpurcell@simonfamilyjcc.org.