Thank you for your interest in our GiGi's Playhouse GiGiFIT Programs! Enrollment is open to participants with Down syndrome.
Our FREE GiGiFIT programs combine physical therapy with a strong fitness focus and an ultimate goal of success and improved movement. GiGiFIT was created in collaboration with by skilled Physical Therapists who work specifically with individuals with Down syndrome. The GiGiFIT programs are designed to address common issues for individuals with Down syndrome including hypotonia, excessive joint laxity, and decreased balance. Every GiGiFIT program is safe, effective, and progressive. GiGiFIT helps participants build strength, endurance, power, joint stability, balance, and movement control. GiGiFIT empowers participants to be more independent and confident in their abilities while improving their overall health and wellness.
The GiGiFIT programs are truly life changing!! Participants in GiGiFIT are motivated by their peers both physically and emotionally as they strive for their personal Best of All!
During each GiGiFIT lesson the class will work on:
GiGiFIT program Goals
Strengthening and toning muscles are vital to master everyday tasks and promote independence. Through strengthening core muscles, individuals become empowered and grow confident in their abilities to meet their goals.
GiGiFIT works to improve balance and coordination. This increases body position and awareness and helps prevent injury. It also helps minimize sub-optimal movement patterns that can lead to chronic issues down the road.
GiGiFIT provides a multifaceted approach to increase sensory, perception, decision making and response times to maximize motor control.
GiGiFIT teaches about healthy meal planning, meal choices and food science. Through increased nutritional awareness, individuals create their own path to personal wellness.
GiGiFIT provides a safe, empowering and structured environment to promote independence through physical activity and education. Individuals work alongside peers to achieve their goals to see improvement in not only their physical health, but enhances their lives.
Make movement FUN!!!
You must have a Physicians Approval Form on file and updated annually in order to participate in the GiGiFIT programs.