Shannon's Fitness & Dance to Offer Fitness Training for Non-Typical Kids
Shannon’s Fitness and Dance of Cheektowaga will be offering an eight-week program for kids with disabilities.
Title of Program: “Adaptive Fitness Program”
Age Group: Children 12-21 years of age
Dates: Wednesdays starting on 4/4 from 6:00-7:00 PM; Adaptive POP Dance will be held on Sunday mornings starting 4/8 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Where: Shannon’s Fitness & Dance
Children will learn the basics of strength training, using body weight and band resistance techniques to help improve core stability, metabolism, muscle tone, stability, overall strength and range of motion. Adaptive POP Dance focuses on cardio in a safe, fun and effective manner. Both programs aim to decrease blood pressure, % body fat and body weight (lbs). In addition to the physical benefits, this program offers a social setting for children.
The cost is $60 for 6 sessions or $15 per session.
The class is being offered by Shannon L. Hockwater, MS, Owner of Shannon’s Fitness and Dance, who is an ISCA Master Trainer, a certified Group Ex/Spin Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Dance Teacher. She is also a Professor in the Health, Nutrition & Dietetics Department at Buffalo State College and a Professor in the Master of Public Health Program at Daemen College and an Instructor at Bryant & Stratton College.
For more information, call 716-259-BODY (2639) or visit www.shannonsfitnessdance.com.
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