LET’S WORKOUT!

Within our Health and Wellness Pillar, the Buddy Up Fitness program is an ongoing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class designed specifically for those with Down syndrome ages 12+. The fitness program combines cardiovascular and strength training elements with particular emphasis on core strengthening. Athletes individually progress through multiple levels of exercises as their endurance and strength improves.

Our Buddy Up Fitness Trainers are Licensed Personal Trainers who have also completed our unique training. Volunteer Buddies oversee each exercise station and work with our Athletes to provide support and feedback, ensure safety, proper technique, and track progress. Fitness exercises consist of a variety of body weight and free-weight movements that allow for the program to be run with minimal use of complex equipment or machines. Buddy Up Fitness is filled with challenges and enjoyment to help our Athletes improve their physical fitness and achieve their personal best.

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“Buddy Up Fitness has had a positive impact on Susan. She lost weight and gotten stronger after being involved with the program. This has helped her with her job and her busy weekly schedule. Working hard at each exercise station has improved Susan’s focus and attention to detail. Susan has formed strong bonds with the Fitness team which has improved her confidence.”

~Barbara (Athlete Parent)

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Buddy participating with Buddy Up Fitness. I love working with the amazing Athletes and Coaches. I find myself encouraging the Athletes to grow and improve their fitness skills, while simultaneously I am learning from them and their learning styles.”

~ Abby (Buddy)

 

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Become an Athlete
  • Increase strength & endurance
  • Activate abdominal muscles
  • Engage multiple muscle groups
  • Build self confidence
Become a Buddy
  • Make a difference
  • Give back to others
  • Grow as an individual
  • Meet new people
  • Be a role model
Become a Trainer
  • Lead a team
  • Make a difference
  • Teach adaptive fitness
  • Inspire athletes
  • Share your passion

Get Involved

Participate

Become an Athlete
  • Increase strength & endurance
  • Activate abdominal muscles
  • Engage multiple muscle groups
  • Build self confidence

Volunteer

Become a Buddy
  • Make a difference
  • Give back to others
  • Grow as an individual
  • Meet new people
  • Be a role model

Instruct

Become a Coach

Become a Coach
  • Lead a team
  • Make a difference
  • Teach adaptive fitness
  • Inspire athletes
  • Share your passion

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