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Welcome to the sheSTRENGTH Squad!

Please fill out the information below to the best of your knowledge. And we will get started! I can NOT wait to meet you and introduce you to our sheSTRENGTH Squad. Ready to gain new confidence and strength?? Let's do it. See you soon, Anna

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  • Please record any injuries/medical conditions that will affect my fitness/health pursuits...
  • What are your health/fitness/nutrition goals? Lose weight? If so, how much? Learn how to lift weights? Fight against family history? Get accountability to these goals?
  • I have filled out this information to the best of my knowledge and believe all written answers to be true. Please sign the form below after reading through the Waiver of Liability form.
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    I understand I have enrolled in a program of strenuous physical activity including but not limited to aerobic dance, weight training, stationary bicycling, and the use of various strength equipment. I hereby affirm that I am in good physical condition and do not suffer from any disability that would prevent or limit my participation in this exercise program.

    In consideration of my participation in Anna Woods Fitness LLC exercise program, I, for myself, my heirs and assigns, hereby release Anna Woods Fitness LLC (its employees and owners) from any claims, demands, and causes of action arising from my participation in the exercise program. I fully understand that I may injure myself as a result of my participation in this exercise program, and I hereby release Anna Woods LLC from any liability now or in the future, including, but not limited to heart attacks, muscle strains, pulls or tears, broken bones, shin splints, heat prostration, knee/lower back/ foot injuries and other illness, soreness, or injury, however caused, occurring during or after my participation in this exercise program.

    Anna Woods Fitness LLC has recommended that I consult a physician before I engage in any physical exercise program. I acknowledge that I have done so or that I have chosen not to consult a physician but will begin the exercise program on my own accord.

    I hereby affirm that I have read and fully understand the above.

sheSTRENGTH Adaptive: Autism and Exercise

Mr. Landon and I played CandyLand with my son, Blake. Blake and Landon both have special needs. Autism and Down Syndrome. Despite these diagnosis, these 2 boys are exercising with me using the game CandyLand. Every card space has a different exercise and rep scheme assigned to it. The boys worked through the board game completing each exercise before moving to the next.

For example, if they landed on red, they were assigned 10 rows with a band. When they landed on a green square, they would have to do 5 push ups. I drew a color chart with the assigned exercises for them to follow.  Each boy had their own figurine to move up the board, but they both did all the exercises, every time, no matter who’s turn it was.  The incentive was to “win” by getting to CandyLand first.

This type of activity is fun and rewarding for clients with short attention spans, who typically do not like exercising, but have a general understanding of how games work.  Adding in a partner, for motivation, and socialization is also helpful, in some instances.

For more ideas of providing exercises and making fitness fun for people with special needs, check out my article in ACE-Certified Magazine.

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