Summer Programming Starts Monday, June 4th!
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is equally important as developing a healthy lifestyle in the formative years.
Our programs will grow with our participants and to their abilities from sitting to standing!
Adaptive programs offered Monday-Friday at 10AM and 1PM!
- Karaoke Cycling
- Music and movement classes
- Adaptive Sports/Field game play
- Adaptive fitness programming
- Special Olympic programs
Active Adults Summer Schedule
|10 - 10:30 AM||Courage Challenge||Courage Challenge||Courage Challenge||Courage Challenge||Courage Challenge||Mindful Movement|
|10:30 - 11 AM||Active Adults in Action||Artsty Adults||Active Adults in Action||Active Adults in Action||Active Adults||Karaoke Cycling|
|5:30 - 6 PM||Sticks Music||League/stART||League/Dance||Actor's Playbook||-||-|
|6 - 6:30 PM||League/Rock & Roll||League||League/Karaoke Cycling||Leauge||-||-|
Actor's Playbook - NEW!
Actors will develop critical theatre skills such as using their body, voice and imagination to problem solve, create environments, and work as an ensemble.
Courage Adult League
An adaptive recreational league geared towards participants that are looking to have fun while learning new skills or enhancing more skills related to sports.
Courage Art Challenge
Get ready to mess everything up! This season is all about messy art! We’ll splatter, splash, and erupt artwork all summer long. All mess makers are welcome.
We will offer a wide variety of activities geared towards our adult population. This class will be available Monday – Friday. We will play cricket, croquet, frisbee golf, Memory and so much more!
Day Hab/ Group Home Visits
Day Hab/Group Home programming is available to outside area agencies and community groups looking to reserve structured gym time for adults within their organization/group. CLS will plan 1 to 2 hours worth of age-appropriate programming based on the ability levels of each participant. From aerobic drumming to karaoke cycling to soccer and baseball, group members will get an opportunity to socialize and have a fun workout! Plan your group outing by calling 515-421-4021.
Inclusive Fitness Training
Our adaptive fitness training brings enhanced mobility, core, balance, and endurance to certain areas of the body while minimizing the risk of injury. Our CLS staff have been trained in inclusive fitness and have mastered an understanding of exercise precautions, utilizing safe and adapted methods of practice. Fitness training will be delivered in small groups in order to provide semi-individualized training with a workout buddy!
Through the use of our virtual cycling technology, adaptive recumbent bikes, arm cycles and karaoke machine, our program allows participants of all ability levels to feel the burn while belting out their favorite tunes!
Volunteer opportunities that are “just right” for adults with disabilities are limited. Yet, volunteering is a great way for individuals with disabilities to obtain life skills, gain meaningful experiences, and build self-confidence. At CLS, we offer adults with special needs an opportunity to serve as a volunteer during our many different programs as well as opportunities for job shadowing and hands-on instruction. As a result, adults involved in this program will meet new people, and grow in stewardship, and as a person!
Mindful Movement (Yoga)
Yoga is good for EveryBODY! Through a combination of adaptive poses and calming techniques your child will be able to improve their balance, core strength and body awareness.
Supervised and structured gym time for participants and their families/caregivers, including game options for children with special needs.
Rock & Roll
Instruments and arm movements combine with cycling in this energetic, music driven class. Sing and dance from the comfort of your bike for a night of full body moving and grooving.
Upbeat music and glow-in-the-dark drumsticks are clinked overhead and bounced on exercise balls to get participants moving and grooving. This class combines motor movement with auditory and visual feedback, which makes it a great instrument for strengthening a variety of skills.
Team Roar! CLS Pom Squad/Dance Party
Follow along to high energy dance routines to some of today’s most popular songs. This cardio workout will put a little extra pep in your two-step! **This class time will be used as cheerleading practice for Courage League’s Team Roar until March 10, 2018, All are welcome to join. The Team Roar! Pom Squad offers friends, fun, music, dancing, cheering, and the opportunity to perform at community sporting events. Ask us about our Special Olympics Cheer/Dance opportunities!
In today’s world of fast-pace, competitive sports, youth with special needs are often sidelined due to risk of injury or simply “not being able to keep up”. Seasonal club play was created to get these same youth with a passion or interest in sports off the bench and IN the game, while practicing safety and playing at their own pace! This option of play provides participants who have had success at the recreational level an opportunity to step up their game! Sessions will include 15-20 minutes of drill and station work, with the remaining time allotted for playing the sport.
Participation in power wheelchair sports has been on the rise in recent years, across the country and here at CLS. We are excited to continue to offer year-round sports options including: soccer, basketball and pool!
Standing and Wheelchair Basketball
Play-to-score basketball club with opportunities for 3-on-3 or 5-on-5 basketball scrimmages. Sessions will consist of 15-20 minutes of drill and station work and end with controlled scrimmaging where players will be able to apply their newly or previously acquired basketball skills into a real game situation.