IM ABLE is now offering our Inclusive Fitness program in two locations:
It is important for EVERYONE to live healthy lives. That means exercise, eating right, and having a good attitude. The IM ABLE Foundation recognizes that there is a service gap for fitness program for people with disabilities and is offering a program, in locations in Berks and Lancaster Counties Pennsylvania, to people who have special needs.
Exercising – Trained staff from the Corps Fitness in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and Spooky Nook Recreational center in Manheim, Pennsylvania will work with individuals and groups. We will evaluate the capabilitiesand of each individual to develop the best fitness plan based long term goals and objectives. They will get to know you and based on your abilities, interests, and fitness experiences. They will work with you throughout the entire program. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to bring it up with them at any time.
Eating Right – Awareness of what you put in your mouth, how often, and the amount is, is important.
You will learn how to track your meals, the nutritious value of your meals, and choose healthy ones.
Journals will help people document food intake so they can compare the meals they have been eating
for nutritional value and other criteria. Snacks are also an important part of the general food intake.
A Good Attitude – In order to maintain participant’s motivation throughout the program IM ABLE staff will hold group sessions. Journals will be distributed to everyone as a means of venting feelings (positive or negative), documenting progress (regardless of how much), and any food related issues. The first part of this group will be called “living healthy” and will be a discussion of the journal and educational discussion. Participants will be encouraged, but not mandated, to share what they are feeling about the experience. The second part will be called “living happy” and will include something enjoyable. What do you like about the program? What do you like to eat? What is a fun way to exercise at home? Music will be played and achievements awards will be developed then distributed.
Summary – This is a general overview of the program and each session will last _______. At the conclusion the program cycle overall data will be collected and available in a written report. The criteria will be based on the following criteria: participation, progress, attitude, challenges, and successes. Results will be available to agency personnel and prospective funders. If you are
INCLUSIVE FITNESS GRANTS
IM ABLE Inclusive Fitness Grants are awarded to individuals who are looking to take part in the fitness programs offered at our facilities but may be limited by financial hardship. Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active and to enjoy the benefits of physical fitness.
Financial Assistance Form
Enrollment & Waiver
Eligibility Requirements for all IM ABLE Grants (Equipment and Inclusive Fitness)
Individuals and Organizations must submit an IM ABLE Grant Inquiry and return it to the Foundation Board for award consideration. Subsequent interviews and further information may be required before final decisions are made. Currently we accept applicants from the Mid-Atlantic region only defined as the following states: PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, and NY.
Applicants who do not complete the entire application will not be reviewed.
Applications will be reviewed four times a year with the following deadlines:
• February 1st
• May 1st
• August 1st
• November 1st