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Moving Steel at Right Fit

Sunday, December 9th 2012, the APF/AAPF Raw Power Competition was held at Right Fit Sport Fitness Wellness from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Spectators enjoyed this local sports event, watching male and female powerlifters of all ages, shapes and sizes. It was no surprise Right Fit Coach Eric Stone entered two teen age clients with special needs to set personal records in the Bench Press! We were equally amazed at the power, grace, and strength of beautiful Dawn Maroscher, from Monster Garage Gym. What a role model for every BODY especially women!
To learn more about Dawn Maroscher visit: http://www.monstergaragegym.com/.

Although we don’t hold weekly powerlifting meets, it’s definitely the “right” sport that complements everything we hope to achieve at our inclusive facility! In fact, we’re now offering a new class called Push the Slider for youth with autism and special physical challenges. Push the Slider was designed to develop strength and endurance while pushing this mighty piece of equipment along the turf.

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.

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.

"DREAMS….If you can dream it, YOU CAN DO IT” Walt Disney

Right Fit Sport Wellness opened its doors committed to providing fitness and sports programs to youth and adults with or without special needs. Our fitness trainers use play as a tool to address the child’s needs and implement the individualized exercise program with structure and control. February 23, 2010 Leslie Murphy and Christine Ekis invited me to attend a meeting with a group of professionals dedicated to helping children with Special Needs achieve their goals through sharing of information and professional development. For any of us working with children it is important to collaborate with other professionals in order to best meet their many needs. August, 2012 Child and Adolescent Resource Network was officially launched! I am proud to be a part of this group and invite everybody to please become a part of this amazing effort. Imagine the obstacles we can overcome if we work together!

Suzanne M. Gray

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