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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Fitness
  • Weightlifting
  • Weight Training
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Shower Facilities; Parking Area; Ramps; Front Desk/Reception Area; Swimming Pool

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Yes
  • Staff Certification:Physical Therapy/PT Assistant; Occupational Therapy/OT Assistant

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 10 to 101

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Nu-Step, Pneu-weight unweighting system with treadmill, 2 stationary bikes, shuttle, cable columns

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Financial assistance may be available through Easter Seals for eligible individuals.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Therapeutic Fitness Center was created at the Peoria Center to help people with disabilities:

  • Increase cardiovascular fitness
  • Increase strength and endurance
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve level of independence
  • Improve self-image and self-confidence
Their equipment can be adapted to accommodate a wide variety of sizes and abilities - this is not your average gym equipment!

The gym was designed to serve people ages ten and up with various disabilities including, but not limited to: Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, and Intellectual Disabilities.

Minimal requirements to participate include:
  • The ability to follow 1-2 step directions
  • Reliable yes/no response
  • Moderate or higher level of cognitive ability
  • Physician clearance

**They are not able to safely accommodate people who have self-injurious behaviors, aggression towards others, uncontrolled seizures, or cardiace instability.

What does it cost?
Cost is $100 for a 12-week session. Their Patient Accounts staff will assist you in working with your insurance company and other funding sources to help cover the service fees. For more information on the Therapeutic Fitness Center call Jan Pacey at 309.686.1177