According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: children and adolescents should engage in 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. This includes aerobic, muscle strengthening, and bone strengthening. Understand there is a difference between Physical Education and physical activity; in which one is a planned, sequential curriculum that provides content and learning experiences. The other is bodily movement of any type which includes recreational, fitness, and sports activities.
Our classes are designed to give individuals the opportunity to enhance physical activity and movement to the maximum extent possible. Activities are adapted to the person's ability. Movement with various types of equipment, i.e. body balls, steppers, agility dots, dumb bells, fitballs, etc. will offer, encourage, and challenge the individual to experience benefits of improved gross motor skills, fine motor skills, physical fitness, and self-confidence!
With obesity being at an all-time high among children and even higher for those with disabilities, the concept of Motor-Vation Training was born- realizing there aren't many programs built specifically with this population in mind! Even the slightest of physical activity is beneficial for children with special needs. The experience from our classes should be exciting, memorable, and rewarding with a emphasis on diminishing discrimination and embarrassment.
Although students with disabilities aren't often encouraged to exercise, it is critical for their health. Through sports and physical activity, they will benefit in a tremendous way! Motor-Vation Training will allow participants to express themselves freely and "motivate" them to keep moving!
Myia Tinnon, has a B.S. in Health and Physical Education, M.A. in Sports Administration, and a endorsement in Physical Education for Students with Disabilities. She has been teaching Adapted Physical Education for over 15 years. While teaching Adapted P.E., she has coached winter and summer Special Olympic Games, specifically Track and Field, and Snow-shoeing. She has taught students with Autism, Cognitive, Emotional, Visual, Hearing, and Physical and other health impairments. She is passionate about physical activity as well as getting individuals involved in uncomplicated movement techniques. Combining her love of fitness and teaching, she hopes to create a fun and energetic program for all!