Fitness & Exercise


exercise improves health

KinectAbility Athletics

created specifically for DSNetwork
FUNdamentals of fitness for youth and adults with Down syndrome (age 8+)

$90 for all 6 Sessions!

*6 week program
June 25 – July 30th
every Saturday @ 1-2pm
NRG Ballroom 931 E Elliot Rd Tempe


Buddy UP Tennis


DSNetwork has been closely monitoring COVID and its variants aswell as the CDC protocol recommendations, while planning for how to best keep the community we serve safe in what continues to be uncertain times. Our focus has been on taking a proactive approach to protecting the health of the Down syndrome community.


Upcoming Activities

DSNetwork will soon be announcing dates for Buddy UP Tennis program.

Please stay tuned.


ASU Cycling Study

This is a program of ASU. Down Syndrome Network is sharing their program information at the request of ASU’s Department of ASU College of Health Solutions, Sensorimotor Development Research Lab.

Who: 5-16 year old children with Down syndrome
Duration: 3x/week 30-60 minutes for 8 weeks
What: Measures improvements in cognitive skills and coordination
Where: Arizona Biomedical Collaborative Bldg.
Contact: Jordan Santos, Research Assistant,
or Dr. Shannon Ringenbach, Director,, 480-861-9927

Participation is voluntary

ASU Adaptive Exercise Program (ages 14+)

Designed for youth and adults with with Down syndrome, this program is run through ASU School of Health Solutions Director – Adaptive Exercise Program at ASU: Simon D. Holzapfel, PhD, ACSM EP-C CIFT, Clinical Assistant Professor, Exercise Science & Health Promotion, Degree Coordinator – Clinical Exercise Science. Workouts consist of ​evidence-based cardio, strength, and flexibility training to improve health-related fitness. ASU undergraduate students work 1:1 with participants to coach them through the exercises and ensure safety, to provide motivation and social interaction, and to learn from them. Aspects of fitness are assessed before and after the semester-long program to track progress.

Contact: Simon at


What People Are Saying

“I thought it was amazing. Very well planned. Jake did not want to do it but turns out he loved it and is now interested in tennis! The coaches and volunteers were amazing! So grateful for this program. I loved the environment! Everyone, athletes and volunteers, worked as a team and you could really feel the love and commitment for success there.”

~ Michele & Jake (mom & athlete)

“It was fun and energetic! The sessions were well planned out with lots of active engagement that changed frequently. The kids were amazing!! I was with the younger ones and I loved their enthusiasm. This is by far one of the most enjoyable activities I have ever done.”

~ Andrea (volunteer)

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