The Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) recently introduced a new program inspired by UFIT – which stands for Universal Fitness Innovation & Transformation. UFIT is a global social change movement focused on inclusion of people with all abilities within the fitness community.
The NAC has been selected to pilot the UFIT program which consists of 12 weeks of personal training for our friends living with Cerebral Palsy or Multiple Sclerosis. As the programs grows persons of all abilities will be invited to participate, it will not be limited to Cerebral Palsy and MS. Each personal trainer holds a UFIT certificate and will provide a supervised exercise experience with doctor’s approval. Our goal is to provide access to a healthy lifestyle for people will all abilities.
Amanda Brown, NAC UFIt Director, has commented, “This program is poised to take our club and the fitness industry as a whole to the next level as it applies to the inclusiveness of all individuals. Our goal has always been to “Make Lives Better” for all ages and abilities.”
While people of all abilities are always welcome at the NAC, the current pilot program is geared specifically for those living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) or Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Other abilities will be included after completion of the initial pilot.
The pilot program will accommodate 20 participants and is slated to begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 and will run until July 22, 2017. Other requirements include being age 6 or above, having clearance from a doctor for supervised exercise and transportation to the NAC a minimum of once per week.
Individuals are encouraged to inquire about the program now by visiting the website at www.newtownathletic.com/u-fit.
NAC owner, Jim Worthington, shared his vision for the program, “As a club we are proud to have been selected to pilot and spearhead this program in the United Sates. We are one of 3 clubs launching this approach and our goals is for it to spread nationwide. I am proud of my staff for their part in this groundbreaking work and I am proud to be able to serve the community in this way.”