Movement is Our Mission
Increasing physical activity in adults with intellectual disabilities.
Sunday Strong supports fitness providers as they host weekly group exercise classes at no cost to our athletes.
According to studies, 91 percent of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) are not getting the required amount of physical activity (150 minutes/week) recommended by the National Institutes of Health. We are changing this statistic by encouraging our athletes to attend, on average, three Sunday Strong classes a week.
We have 5 Sunday Strong Classes
We have 32 Sunday Strong Athletes
of Exercise per week From Sunday Strong Classes
Evidence-based research has shown the overwhelming physical and mental health benefits of regular exercise for individuals with ID. The National Institute for Health recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity weekly for adults. Only 9% of adults with ID meet this requirement.
This population faces social and environmental barriers to accessing fitness facilities. A lack of appropriate program offerings, memberships costs and the fear of feeling unwelcome are real issues. Sunday Strong is removing these barriers, creating sustainable physical activity options for adults with ID.
The Sunday Strong Solution
Social support has been identified as a strong correlate of physical activity participation and is the foundation of Sunday Strong. We support fitness providers as they host weekly group exercise classes geared towards adults with ID at no cost to our athletes. Our approach of immersing adults with ID into their local fitness communities provides them with social support from both their peers and volunteer instructors who are health and wellness advocates.
Whether you are an athlete, fitness provider or volunteer, we welcome YOU to join the Sunday Strong movement!
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Sunday Strong connects adults with intellectual disabilities with local fitness providers and supports the providers as they offer various group exercise classes such as yoga, dance, Pilates, and functional fitness classes.Find a Class