NCHPAD Video Corner: Walk Your Way to Fitness: Walk, Workout, Be Active for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Developed by: IRIS Media Inc, Marty Sheehan, Ph.D. and Laura Backen Jones, Ph.D.
"Walk Your Way to Fitness" is an excellent video program for individuals with intellectual disabilities beginning a fitness program. Developed by IRIS Media Inc, this 3 disc DVD set includes 9 lessons designed to instruct participants on fitness and motivational topics. Topics covered are: how to use a pedometer, setting and meeting walking goals, tips for developing an active lifestyle, advice on getting around barriers to exercise, and methods for maintaining a positive attitude towards fitness. Enthusiastic fitness coaches teach a combination of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility exercises where both beginning and intermediate exercisers can follow along. At the end of each lesson, a fun cartoon discusses their fitness goals and encourages progress. In addition to the lessons, and exercise workouts a third disc includes 80 printable activity pages allowing participants to assemble their own personalized activity book.
To preview this video and for ordering information, please go to: http://www.ncpad.org/453/2305/Walk~Your~Way~to~Fitness.