Down Syndrome Exercise
Increase resilience and persistence.
Participants with Down syndrome benefit from physical activity both physically and mentally. Physically there is a tendency towards low muscle tone, reduced muscle strength, and joint hypermobility.
Our Trainers begin by focusing on simple, total body movements to build basic core strength and functional capacity. As the client gains muscle tone and strength, we can include more challenging exercises to build joint stability and stamina.
Adults and children with Down syndrome who participate in professionally supervised fitness-based programs have successfully:
- Increased strength
- Lessened hypotonia and joint laxity through specific exercises
- Reduced the risk of hip dysplasia, degenerative arthritis, and sports-related injuries
- Reduced risk of obesity and related conditions
- Improved attitudes towards exercise
- Improved overall outlook in life
- Improved social skills and self-confidence
- Increased resilience and persistence
- Developed self-efficacy