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Health & Fitness

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Break the Barriers offers group fitness classes in a welcoming environment for people of all abilities and fitness levels.

Our friendly fitness class members socialize, encourage, and support each other during workouts, so no need to worry about feeling out of place. *You must be 16 or older to join/participate. If you are 16-17 years old, you must have an adult with you.

Program Details

Break the Barriers offers group fitness classes in a welcoming environment for people of all abilities and fitness levels. Our friendly fitness class members socialize, encourage, and support each other during workouts, so no need to worry about feeling out of place.  Fitness classes combine aerobic and strength training in a dynamic and adaptable class. Using chairs, mats, and walls, we adapt and modify workouts to benefit the individual needs of everyone. *You must be 16 or older to join/participate. If you are 16-17 years old, you must have an adult with you. 

Water aerobics takes place in spring and summer, utilizing our outdoor heated pool and a large ramp into the pool for easy accessibility. Water aerobics helps build muscle strength and increases movement without joint pain. All ability levels are welcome!

*You must be 16 or older to join/participate. If you are 16-17 years old, you must have an adult with you.

Fees are due at the time of registration. All fees are non refundable and no credit can be given. Does not apply to classes through Central Valley Regional Center or Self Determination.

  • June 1st – August 3rd
    • $78.75 (includes Fitness Class, Water Aerobics, and access to weight/cardio room)
    • $5 Drop-in Pass
  • Personal Training: $55/hour

Due to the large number of referrals for the summer session, it may take longer than average to process your referral. To keep everything running smooth, please contact your service coordinator to confirm they sent your referral before contacting Break the Barriers.

To schedule a class for your student, please contact your service coordinator and have them send a referral to Break the Barriers. Referrals will be processed in the order they have been sent. Once the referral has been processed, you will receive a call from Break the Barriers regarding day and time of the class, as well as any further forms that will be needed.

To participate in our programs, first check with our office staff for class availability by calling (559) 432-6292, then fill out the Child Liability Waiver (for students under 18yrs) or the Adult Liability Waiver (for students 18yrs+). Once you have submitted the form, contact the office to secure a space in class. *You must be 16 or older to join/participate. If you are 16-17 years old, you must have an adult with you. 

Doctor’s Releases

Sometimes a doctor’s release is required to participate if a student has specific physical or medical conditions such as (but not limited to) heart conditions, epilepsy, or bone and joint issues.  Please contact us if you have questions about specific medical conditions.

  • 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
  • One-piece bathing suits for all female members in water aerobics
 

Program Schedule

Program Class Age Days & Times
Health & Fitness Show Up Fitness Class 16 – 100 Monday: 9:00-10:00am
Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am
Wednesday: 9:00-10:00am
Thursday: 9:00-10:00am
Friday: 9:00-10:00am
Health & Fitness Water Fitness 16 – 100 Monday: 9:00-10:00am
Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am
Wednesday: 9:00-10:00am
Thursday: 9:00-10:00am
Friday: 9:00-10:00am
Health & Fitness Weight Room Hours 18 – 100 Monday: 8:30am-7:15pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-7:15pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-7:15pm
Thursday: 8:30am-7:15pm
Friday: 8:30am-6:15pm
Saturday 8:30am-12:15pm

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events

I love doing exercise and boot camp and swimming and all of the friends that I have made at the gym.

-Health and Fitness Participant

Staff Training

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 MAJOR sponsors