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.
Tennis Coming Soon
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.
Fall 2022 Camp: Starting November 2022
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