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Raise the Bar©

Raise the Bar in Action *Video Enclosed*

Suzanne M. Gray, a Chicago fitness expert for children with special needs, recently developed “Raise the Bar ©” an award-winning fitness program for children and adults on the autism spectrum. “Raise the Bar” uses therapeutic play and fitness activities to help children with autism learn functional movement and improve body awareness, strength, motor planning and socialization in a fun, loving environment. The program is administered at Suzanne’s company, Right Fit Sports Fitness Wellness Center in Burr Ridge. It is available in a book or DVD @ www.right-fit.com.

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Fierke Elementary Honors Amy LaRocque with Honorable Ceremony

On October 12th, 2012, Right Fits Trainer, Bradley LaRocque and his family went to Fierke Elementary school in his home town of Oak Forest; a recognition ceremony was scheduled in honor of his sister Amy who passed a year ago on June 4th. The ceremony included a bench that was donated to Fierke Elementary School from the Village of Tinley Park. Amy went to Fierke Elementary School from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Bradley stated “The bench is great, it is bright and full of life, which resembles Amy very well. It’s great to see how many lives she touched, as the days go by there are always people coming up to my family and sharing stories about Amy’s presence in their lives.” Amy’s teachers had been raising money to purchase a bench for the school library however when they discovered Tinley Park would donate it, they were very excited. The $200 they raised was donated to the local food pantry where Amy went every weekend to help out. The bench will be covered with kids and Amy’s books donated from Amy and her family.

Suzanne M. Gray and Sheena Leedham Prepare to Present at the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) 21st Annual International Conference

November 30th Right Fit’s owner, Suzanne M. Gray and Sheena Leedham are taking a trip to New Orleans to present at the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) 21st Annual International Conference. Suzanne and Sheena will be giving a presentation titled “The Proper Environment and Power of Play for Autistic Populations” in hope to spread the word on the importance of exercise and play for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Right Fit’s presentation is scheduled on December 1st from 8:30am – 10:00am.

Live Interview on WDCB FM Public Radio with Dr. Robert Weil and Rick Osbourne: Kids Beating Obesity with Right Fit

Childhood obesity is on the rise. Visit any shopping area, school or restaurant and it’s plain to see that our national statistic stands to be true. Did you know, one in three children are overweight or obese? Here at Right Fit, we take this alarming statistic very seriously. Working with neurotypical children and children with special needs we take many measures to combat this rising statistic. Two programs that Right Fit currently facilitates with intentions of lowering childhood obesity and creating mindful, healthy, and active bodies is Ready Set Go with the ProActive Kids Foundation and the Raise the Bar© Fitness Program for youth, teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Hitting Rock Bottom

2012 Brad LaRocque, Intern at Right Fit

In the following blog, read what Right Fit Intern, Brad LaRocque, writes to senior Nazareth Academy football player Tommy Gray, who recently fractured his fibula. The following letter embodies injury, set- backs, remaining positive, and pushing forward. Read how Brad overcomes injury to his tibia and provides Tommy the tools to overcome hitting rock bottom.

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