CLASSES


Join us for a fun and inclusive group class experience! Our instructors are expert facilitators and make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate in a meaningful way. Join us to explore fitness, find joy in movement, and meet friends through teamwork.  Please check out our group class policies at the bottom of this page.

Ultimate Frisbee Fun & Games

Instructors: Jackie Sanca & Antonio Shanklin

Time & Day: Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30

Course Dates: January 5, 12, 19, 26

Weekly Program Cost: $132 for members + tax, $150 for non members + tax

This class will be led by Antonio and Jackie. Antonio is known around the gym for creating fun and unique games. He is bringing his skills to this ultimate frisbee class! During this class participants will have the opportunity to learn frisbee skills like throwing to a target, throwing and catching with a partner, and controlling distance and force of their throw. All those skills will then be put to use while the group plays some frisbee games. Join the frisbee fun!

Jackie is our awesome Lead Instructor who brings creativity, fun and challenges to every class!

Antonio is a long time member of our gym who is growing into a new and official role of Group Class Assistant! He is kind and incredibly knowledgeable about all things fitness and games related. Many of our members will know him from Summer Camp since he has volunteered for the past two years.

We welcome ages 8 and up, including young adults. All participants must be able to follow group instruction. Participants must be able to safely stay in a group setting without requiring 1:1 attention. If you/your child require 1:1 support in order to participate in a group experience we welcome you to attend with your own support person which could be a parent, aid, sibling, or anyone else who can safely guide the person through the class.

Cardio Dance

Instructor: Miriam McMillion

Time & Day: Wednesdays from 6:00 – 6:45

Course Dates: Ongoing. Registration is for a series of 6 classes.

6 Week Program Cost: Member Rate: $180 + tax. Non Member Rate: $204 + tax

Calling all music and dance lovers! This class combines great music with choreographed dance. Miriam will lead students through basic steps that students will learn through repetition. Each week they’ll follow along with their routines. New songs are introduced throughout the class. This class is energizing, fun and will make you sweat!

Miriam has been a long time instructor at the Fitness Center. She loves sharing her love of dance with our members and has a knack for teaching dance moves to groups.

We welcome ages 8 and up, including young adults. All participants must be able to follow group instruction. Participants must be able to safely stay in a group setting without requiring 1:1 attention. If you/your child requires 1:1 support in order to participate in a group experience we welcome you to attend with your own support person which could be a parent, aid, sibling, or anyone else who can safely guide the person through the class.

Sports Club

Instructor: Nadia Wilson

Time & Day: Sundays from 11:30 – 12:00

Course Dates: Ongoing. Registration is for a series of 6 classes.

Sports Club is a great way to learn the basics and try a wide variety of sports. Each week participants will get the chance to rotate through several skill stations, then play a group game. We’ll practice basketball, football, floor hockey, volleyball and soccer.

Nadia is a Personal Trainer at the Fitness Center and a lifelong athlete. Coaching and training at the Fitness Center gives her an opportunity to share her interests in sports and fitness with people with special needs. Nadia is currently earning her MS in speech-language pathology while also offering personal training sessions at the Fitness Center.

This class welcomes people ages 10 and up, including adults. All participants must be able to follow group instruction. Participants must be able to safely stay in a group setting without requiring 1:1 attention. If you/your child require 1:1 in order to participate in a group experience we welcome you to attend with your own support person which could be a parent, aid, sibling, or anyone else who can safely guide the person through the class.

Team Building

Instructor: Jackie Sanca

Time & Day: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:15

Course Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8

This fun class introduces participants to a wide range of skills and allows them a safe and supportive environment to practice. Students will be led through a new cooperative game or activity each week. Every session includes a fitness warm up and some stretching at the end. 

Who Should Sign Up

We welcome ages 10 and up, including young adults. All participants must be able to follow group instruction. Participants must be able to safely stay in a group setting without requiring 1:1 attention. If you/your child requires 1:1 in order to participate in a group experience we welcome you to attend with your own support person which could be a parent, aid, sibling, or anyone else who can safely guide the person through the class. 

Winter Wonderland Arts & Crafts

Instructor:  Carrie Werning

Time & Day: Thursday 5:00-5:45

Course Dates: Thursday, December 16

Program Cost: $30  + tax

Get crafty and join Carrie in a winter-themed arts and crafts session! Participants will be guided through creating beautiful works of art that they can take home. The group will meet in the classroom and get to know each other through a quick icebreaker. Once everyone meets their classmates, they’ll have a seat and learn about the fun crafts they’ll be making. By the end of class they’ll have several pieces they’ll be proud to take home! This class is a great way to meet new friends, practice dexterity, and express creativity.

Group Class Policies

Call or email the Fitness center to sign up.

  • Tuition balance is due one week before class starts.
  • There are no cancellations or refunds for classes if you are unable to attend. If the Fitness Center cancels a class, we will make every attempt to schedule a makeup class. When you register, class tuition holds your spot in the class series and we cannot accommodate makeups or refunds for any reason.
  • We will need a minimum of 3 participants in order to run each class.
  • Space is limited and class registration will be closed once capacity is met.
  • If you would like to try a single class before committing to the series we will prorate your first class so you can decide if you’d like to sign up for the rest of the series. Space pending.

Our classes are group experiences and we cannot provide 1:1 assistance. All classes are well supported with volunteers and staff, though it may be necessary for some participants to attend class with a buddy (the buddy could be a parent, sibling, aid) who can best manage the safety of the individual. Examples of someone that may need a buddy may include running away from the group, self harm, or harming others, or not being able to follow any instruction in a group setting. It is up to the discretion of Autism Health & Fitness Center to determine if the member would be required to have a buddy in order to participate. This is to keep the member, their teammates, and staff safe and having fun.

All group classes will follow the latest CT Sector Guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines change as more is learned about transmission of the disease. All staff will be fully prepared for the latest guidance before classes start.

Anyone who enters our building is required to wear a mask. We do temperature screenings at the door. All class participants are required to wash their hands with soap and water upon entry.