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World Autism Awareness Day 2017

Right-Fit: Raise the Bar DVD

The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day. We work with kids with autism from Willowbrook, LaGrange and all the surrounding suburbs; working with them to get them in shape for their fitness needs.

If you are interested in our workout plan below is a link to purchase our fitness DVD online.

Raise the Bar DVD

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.

"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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Fit In Fitness for Kids with Special Needs

Be sure to read a recent article titled “Fit in Fitness for Kids with Special Needs: Kids with special needs are at greater risk for obesity and the problems that go with it” in the summer edition of Chicago Parent.

Read how Suzanne Gray shows light on how PLAY and FITNESS are two interventions that minimize the risks for child obesity and increase the longevity of healthy choice making, including overall emotional, behavioral and developmental health.

http://www.chicagoparent.com/magazines/special-parent/summer-2012/fit-in...

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