Fitness for ALL is our Community outreach program. We recognize the fitness needs of children in destitute homes, elderly in aged homes, and the mentally and physically challenged members of our community. We are committed to providing Fitness for ALL!
Our purpose at Fitness Zone is to ‘help individuals to live healthy and active lives’. Fitness for ALL was conceived in conversation with Ms. Marilande Torres a Brazilian Social Worker and founder of the Noven Jeevit Home for destitute children in Goa. We realised that the children staying at such homes live a very routine existence of schooling and homework that lacked regular physical exercise and exposure.
Under the Fitness for ALL program, we offer the resident children an exercise program that includes:
- Stretching for flexibility
- Cardio vascular training
- Body weight strength training
- Agility and balance training
- Active and fun games
- Kick boxing
- Group Aerobics
The program is also offered weekly at the Peace Haven Special School in Caranzalem. The focus of the programs here is to bring together the mentally and physically challenged children in an inclusive program, encouraging them to participate in fun activities and games that also promote physical fitness.
Fitness for ALL has a pipeline project for an Old Age home, to help the elderly residents keep their joints flexible and strengthen and maintain muscle tissue, bones and ligaments. Conducted along with a qualified physiotherapist, the program is customized on a case to case basis towards helping the elderly residents remain active for as long as possible.
You will understand why Fitness for ALL as a program is very close to heart. As much as it is a heart-warming experience for us, the feedback we have received from the homes is very encouraging. The children look forward to our weekly visit and they have improved in their strength, flexibility, agility and have better attention levels and confidence.