Welcome to the ZOOZ Fitness Blog!! I want this to be a space for you to learn more about movement, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle routines as it relates to those individuals with special needs. Throughout my years of working with the special needs population, I realized one thing, movemement and physical activity were lacking in all areas of these individual's lives. I created ZOOZ Fitness as a way to combat the ever increasing epidemic of obesity as well as help to motivate, teach, and empower those individuals with special needs to get MOVING and exercise.
Here is what ZOOZ Fitness is all about.
ZOOZ Fitness helps to minimize the fear and anxiety associated with exercising in addition to teaching the ins and outs of an exercise routine. ZOOZ Fitness believes in functional fitness workouts that incorporate state of the art equipment such as agility ladders, medicine balls, resistance bands, balance boards, sand bag, kettlebells, battle ropes and so much more.
Types of Fitness Routines
Sprint, Plyometric, and Agility Drills
ZOOZ Fitness workout routines are designed to build confidence, strength, and flexibility in addition to promoting social interaction, spacial awareness, and improving quality of life.
The conventional fitness programs, services, and facilities in the community do not provide an opportunity for young adults with special needs a chance to explore fitness and wellness. Young adults need to exercise their bodies and minds regardless of their disability or challenge. ZOOZ Fitness changes the conventional model of exercise into an adaptive, inclusive, active, safe and fun fitness experience for young adults with special needs.
ZOOZ Fitness develops, implements and provides fitness and wellness programs and services, tailoring each and every workout to the individual. This one on one and group fitness experiences create these opportunities for young adults with special needs to push their body and mind to their limits and reach goals they never thought were possible. There are so many conventional workout routines advertised in our communities. These conventional workout routines create "one" model for what fitness should look like. These models do not always work for everyone. ZOOZ Fitness hopes to change this model of exercise and make fitness accessible to EVERYONE!