Physical activity is important for an individual's overall health and wellness providing many benefits like increased energy levels and reduced risk of certain diseases. Individuals with special needs can have challenges when it comes to the accessibility and ability of programs to match their needs at their level.
Spectrum Sports offers adaptive fitness that is designed for individuals with chronic illnesses and/or various disabilities with the focus on meeting an individual where they are at by providing modifications to increase participation while having fun.
"A Spectrum Sports, our athletes can improve their physical fitness while engaging in fun exercise routines – that apply proper upgrades and downgrades – to meet their interests and their requirements." – James Paoletti, Founder, Spectrum Sports
Exercise modifications can involve upgrades and downgrades.
Each individual is different, finding the right challenge may take a session or two to determine what is appropriate. Upgrades and downgrades may be applied by using strategies like:
"Each Spectrum Sports athlete is paired with a coach who applies upgrades and downgrades through the class to increase their participation and enjoyment." – Dan Minko, Founder, Spectrum Sports