ASU’s Exercise Program for Adults with Down Syndrome

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DSNetwork’s Aging Matters families are invited to participate in ASU’s Exercise Program for Adults with Down Syndrome, ExDS every Tuesday & Thursday, 2 sessions: 4-5:30; 5:30-7 pm continuing weekly all semester (starting Jan. 28th). The workouts consist of ​evidence-based cardio, strength, and flexibility training in order to improve the health-related fitness of adults with Down syndrome. ASU undergraduate students, under the supervision of Dr. Holzapfel (aka. Simon), will be working on a one-on-one or a one-on-two basis with adults with Down syndrome to guide them through the exercises and ensure safety, to provide motivation and social interaction, and to learn from our wonderful adults with Down syndrome. Aspects of fitness will be assessed before and after the semester-long program in order to track progress.

Advanced registration required. Limited space available. Free for individuals with Down syndrome ages 14+.

ASU’s faculty and students of the exercise science/health promotion department are raising funds to purchase essential exercise equipment that will allow for a well-rounded exercise program. Needs: Set of resistance training machines, stationary exercise bikes, free weights, yoga mats, and other supplies.