Registration is open now for DiversiFit, a fitness and wellness program designed for people with autism and their families.
DiversiFit is a multi-week series of training sessions and learning workshops, which cover fundamentals of physical fitness as well as healthy eating and living. Each session is 1.5 hours long and includes a physical/training component, as well as a workshop/learning component. During the training component, participants get to work directly with trainers and learn the fundamentals needed to safely train on their own. All exercise programming is designed in accordance with CSEP and AFLCA recommendations. The learning component covers physical activity needs, sleep needs, nutrition/dietary needs, etc. Click here to view the poster.
DiversiFit's aim is to offer health and wellness programming that:
- is inclusive of all abilities and fitness levels
- instills values of body positivity, empowerment and self-efficacy
- teaches sustainable behaviour-change patterns
- promotes fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits for the entire family
DiversiFit was piloted in Spring 2017 and was a smash success with the total number of participants exceeding considerably what had been anticipated.
In 2018, DiversiFit will be offered for two age groups:
- Children and Youth (ages 7-17)
- Adults (18+)
DiversiFit Children and Youth Program (ages 7-17)
When: Saturdays, January 20 - March 3, 1p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 (family admission fee - two parents and their children)
DiversiFit Adult Program (18+)
When: Thursdays, February 8 - March 22, 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Where: February 8-22 - Autism Edmonton programming space; March 1-22 - NAIT Fitness Centre.
Cost: $50 (includes the participation cost of a caregiver or family member if applicable).
Subsidized tickets are available for those who require financial assistance.
If you are interested in taking part in DiversiFit, or would like additional information, please email us at email@example.com
. Please make sure you specify in which program (for children and youth or for adults) you are interested in.