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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

Piano Update Live from Right Fit!

Playing piano now for roughly 2 months, Karan’s piano skills have definitely evolved.

Every Saturday Karan and I tackle a new song, skill, or scale during our 15 minute lesson. So far we have learned C and D scale (2 octaves high), proper technique utilizing both the right and left hand, and approximately 9 songs.

In the video attached you’ll have the chance to view how Karan showcases fine motor control as he correctly strikes each key. You'll see his tendency to use any finger to strike a particular key, but after proper prompting, he uses correct fingering to strike each key. This skill is by far the most challenging to learn and master amongst this special population. Soon enough Karan will automatically collect and utilize these skills as we continue to learn new scales and songs.

Emphasize the PLAY in (P)hysica(L) (A)ctivit(Y)

I often encourage parents, trainers, and coaches to look back and remember how much fun came from the countless hours many of us spent playing in our backyards, parks and physical education classes. Did you ever realize how this helped us develop basic movement fundamentals? I bet you were having too much fun to even notice! Take a look at youth today and compare how much "play" many of them get to experience.

A picture is worth a thousand words. I invite you to enjoy these photos of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders enjoying fitness activities during the Raise the Bar Fitness Class. At Right Fit, we believe in the solid prinicple "A sound mind is a sound body." -Suzanne

Don’t Become Another Statistic.

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. Yes, the statistic that states, one in three children are overweight or obese. What’s most alarming is children learn from what is modeled to them. The actions of parents, siblings, and media mirror the decisions our children make. As a society that lures more to plant and secure happiness and contentedness, this same notion is being applied to our eating demands. As a double whammy this same logic is being applied to our yearn for technology, which in most cases, leaves us immobile, with no ability to efficiently burn the excess calories consumed. It’s a cycle that continues to increase the fat percentage of our children and adults alike.

Copyright © 2020 Suzanne M. Gray.