Daemen to Hold Inclusive Exercise Program

By | January 30, 2017

“Get Movin’,” a free exercise program for individuals of all abilities, will take place in one-hour sessions beginning Feb. 6 at Daemen College.

Sessions will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 7 in Room 117 in the college’s Academic and Wellness Center at 4433 Main St., Amherst. The fitness program is open to individuals with or without disabilities ages 18 and older.

All sessions will incorporate different types of exercise, including dancercise, yoga, aerobics, and flexibility. Information on nutrition and healthy habits will also be provided.

Daemen’s exercise program is a part of a two-phase project, “Get Movin’ – Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness: A Fitness Initiative for Individuals With Disabilities,” being funded by a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Council. Overseeing the project are Dr. Diane Ryan, associate professor of nursing, and Dr. Theresa Kolodziej, director of clinical education in physical therapy.

Participants may register online at dae.men/2jsmbhw or contact Diane Ryan at 839-8408 or email dryan@daemen.edu.