Healthy Bodies. Healthy Minds.

Fitness for all ages.



Physical activity has benefits for everyone. People with Down syndrome have been reported to participate in less physical activity than other children and adults. Research specifically shows that regular exercise is especially important for people with Down syndrome, especially for overall functional ability. Persons with Down syndrome are consistently found to have low cardio respiratory fitness and muscle strength. Engaging in regular activity helps with functional ability and independence. More and more studies are also finding a link between exercise and mental health and fitness. DSNetwork encourages you and your loved ones to incorporate regular fitness and exercise into your daily lives. We offer a variety of programs designed especially for people with Down syndrome for all age groups. 

Buddy Up

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DSNetwork has partnered with Buddy Up for Life to offer a 90-minute fitness program designed for children and adults with Down syndrome – consisting of 60 minutes of professional instruction and 30 minutes of fitness conditioning, for athletes ages 5 and over.  This adaptive program enables athletes to flourish, succeed and reach their fullest potential by providing a unique environment that combines fitness and social activities.

Each of the athletes is partnered with a volunteer Buddy to maximize their experience. Buddies are required to be at least 14 years old, enthusiastic, energetic and ready to have fun! No experience is required. All Athletes receive a team shirt and racquet.

Clinic dates: Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11 & 25, Mar 4, 11 & 25
Saturdays 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Fee: $150 total*

Location: 4289 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
90 minute clinics consisting of 30 minutes of fitness conditioning and 60 minutes of professional tennis instruction.
Ages: 5 and Up

Sign up now for Buddy Up Tennis

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One of DSNetwork’s key initiatives for 2023 is to offer experiential learning opportunities for health and wellness. DSNetwork is dedicated to promoting lifelong health and improving the overall quality of life for people with Down syndrome and their families. Daily movement and quality nutrition are vital for people with Down syndrome to improve physical, mental, and emotional health and overall functional ability.


Sign up for 30-minute one-on-one adaptive swim lessons in Mesa! All ages and abilities welcome.

Five-week classes on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

Sign Up Here 


DSNetwork has partnered with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), Special Strong and KinectAbility Athletics to offer you this 8-week program called 321Go! to learn about how to implement healthy lifestyle choices in physical activity, balanced nutrition, and emotional wellness. 321go! is a fun and easy set of 3 daily goals and 21 challenges that encourage a daily focus on overall wellbeing. Resources for the program provide education, support goal setting, and foster independent skills.


 West Valley

May 30 to Jul 25, 2023 (no session July 4)
Every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00pm
Fee: No Cost
Location: Group Class Room at the Southwest Valley Family YMCA,  2919 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395 (NE corner of Litchfield and Thomas)
90 minute session of physical exercises, nutrition education, healthy snack and emotional wellness activities.
Ages: Teens and Adults (caregivers encouraged to join)

 East Valley

Jun 12 to Jul 31, 2023
Every Monday from 6:00-7:30pm
Fee: No Cost
Location: KinectAbility Athletics
Address: 1921 S Alma School Rd Ste. 108, Mesa, AZ 85210 (Baseline Rd and Alma School)
90 minute session of physical exercises, nutrition education, healthy snack and emotional wellness activities.
Ages: Teens & Adults (caregivers encouraged to join)

Daily movement and good food choices start at home and benefit the entire family!

*Please note that DSNetwork offers scholarships. For more information: