Autism Fitness presents: Real Family Fitness
I place a great deal of emphasis on family-centered fitness for a variety of reasons:
– Fitness in the home makes everyone healthier, establishes great lifestyle habits and wellness
– Provides ACTIVE rather than PASSIVE forms of entertainment, fun, and togetherness (as opposed to TV, video games, reading endless blogs other than EC.com, of course)
– Gives siblings constructive activity options other than fighting (which they will do regardless)
– For children and young individuals with autism, provides gross motor and physical education that they may not be getting in school, or generalizing out of school.
Below is a video I shot this past weekend with one of my athletes along with her brother (who LOVES joining in during our fitness sessions). I am told they do annoy one another and have their “occasional” battles, but in this video it seems everyone is otherwise occupied (Active and Engaged). I apologize for the heads being out of view during the Dynamax throws.