Fitness center for people with disabilities
The goal is simple: help people who are differently-abled to reach optimal levels of health and fitness for life. UFIT, Unique Fitness and Independence Training, is a specialty gym providing fitness training for people with disabilities.
The vison of UFIT is to provide clients with personal training that is unique and specialized with the goal of fostering independence. Families with children moving into adulthood see the need for appropriate and truly beneficial fitness for their family members. UFIT has met this need and hopes to continue to expand across the city to provide trained and experienced trainers to work with these very special individuals.
After retiring as an adapted physical education teacher, Peggy Mills, M.A., CPT-NASM, opened UFIT in May, 2018. UFIT has tripled the number of clients in a short 6 months and has high hopes that many more adults will be served through this one-of-a-kind fitness center.
The needs of UFIT are:
· Offer scholarships to families with limited financial resources.
· Offer specialized personal training to those with disabilities including, but not limited to, autism, Down syndrome, Prader Willi, obesity, cerebral palsy, and amputees.
· Teach a customized visual system to allow clients to take ownership of their workouts with as much independence as possible.
· Grow our volunteer system to allow youth and adults to be trained to serve as role models for clients who are differently-abled. Providers, caregivers and parents will also be trained to use the system alongside UFIT clients.
The clients at UFIT will benefit directly from your generosity with improved health, self-confidence and independence.
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Please consider donating this #GivingTuesday to the UFIT scholarship fund. We will provide memberships, personal training and transportation costs for individuals with disabilities who are face financial difficulties that keep them from being a part of a gym that is unique and provides truly beneficial fitness opportunities. We are here for EVERYONE.
UFIT would like you to help us offer scholarships to families with financial difficulties benefit from a UFIT membership! On this #GivingTuesday, we ask you to consider donating. 100% of the donations will go to prospective clients without the means to pay for a membership. Please contact UFIT or make your donation on this site. Thank you!!!
Please join us on May 5 from 1-4pm at UFIT for our Grand Opening! We would love to show you around and introduce you to the wonderful work being done! Meet our athletes! Become a member! Or just join us o a hip hop dance at 4:00!
These adults and the staff who work with them are serious about their health and addressing the need for high quality fitness training. We LOVE working with Olentangy ACT, Dublin Post Secondary Programs, AllRFriends, FCBDD West Central, Oakstone, Pathways program, Bridgeway Academy, Addventures. We would love for you to partner with us as well!!