This program provides the Veterans and Active Duty Military with new ability and purpose, all free of charge thanks to grants and generous donors.
Break the Barriers is proud to provide Veterans and Active Duty Military of all abilities with a state-of-the-art facility, certified staff, elite level equipment, and an inclusive environment for general fitness and competition—all free of charge thanks to grants and generous donors. Veterans are empowered to find new ability and purpose, with opportunities to compete in various events such as the Golden Age Games, Valor Games, Paralympics, and Wheelchair Games, as well as regional, national, and international competitions. Break the Barriers is also a member of the Paralympic Sport Club and is listed in the National Veterans Adaptive Sports Directory. With the professional help and dedication of 82 certified coaches and over 500 caring volunteers annually, programs are provided 6 days a week. If you have questions about the Veterans program, please contact us!
Break the Barriers is proud to offer a variety of adaptive programs at NO COST for American Veterans and active duty servicemen and women. This is made possible through grants, foundations, and donations.
If you are a Veteran and interested in taking free classes at Break the Barriers, please print and complete this registration packet. For the Release form, please go to your Primary Care Physician at VA and request a Recreation Therapy Consult from either Andrea Hernandez or Antonio Cuyler. At consultation, ask to participate at Break the Barriers. *If not going through VA, have your personal Primary Care Physician sign the Release form.
- Absolutely NO tummies showing
- No low-cut shirts (front or back)
- No spaghetti straps
- No high cut bottoms or short shorts
- All shorts should have at least a 6 inch inseam
|Program||Class||Age||Days & Times|
|Veterans||Air Rifle||18 – 100||Tuesday: 10:30am-12:00pm|
|Veterans||Archery||18 – 100||Monday: 2:00-3:00pm
|Veterans||Martial Arts||18 – 100||Tuesday: 7:00-8:00pm
|Veterans||Badminton||18 – 100||Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm
|Veterans||Biblical Studies||18 – 100||Wednesday: 12:00-1:30pm|
|Veterans||HOPE||18 – 100||By appointment only|
|Veterans||Life Coach Class||18 – 100||Tuesday: 3:00-4:00pm|
|Veterans||Model Plane Workshop||18 – 100||Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm|
|Veterans||Personal Trainer||18 – 100||By appointment only|
|Veterans||Show Up Fitness Class||18 – 100||Monday: 9:00-10:00am
|Veterans||Table Tennis||18 – 100||Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm
They are truly about including people of all abilities. [Break the Barriers] is a facility that has the equipment and the staff to help with physical therapy and support, and the programs that give us purpose in our daily lives again.-Army Veteran
We strive to prepare our staff to effectively work with and teach children of all abilities to be in a class with other students. All staff are required to attend workshops where they:
- Trained in an ability awareness class with co-founder, Deby Hergenrader
- Familiarized with ASD
- Learn how to use PECs, a structured schedule, social stories, and the Timed Timer
- Co-teach spectrum classes with a trained staff member
Thank you to our sponsors
VA Health Systems
VA Adaptive Sports
Cal Vet Home
The Pat and Frances
Ricchiuti Charitable Trust