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Fitness

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of additional protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of participants.
A virtual version of this Fitness program is available for members who prefer to access the program in a virtual environment.

Age

Youth, Young Adult

Regions

Lower Mainland

Seasons

Fall, Winter, Spring

The Fitness program provides youth and adults on the spectrum with an introduction to cardio exercises, free weights, and basic gym etiquette with the support of qualified instructors. Participants are also encouraged to build independence and fitness routines that can be maintained outside of the program.

Participant Safety Plan

Our safety protocols are detailed in full in our 11-page Safety Plan.

All parents, guardians and/or participants must read the full document and agree to the protocols before their enrollment is confirmed in any CAN program.

For the latest updates, visit: canucksautism.ca/health.

Program Structure

Fitness lessons focus on aerobic endurance, strength, and flexibility, and will include individual, partner, and group exercise.

  • Each session consists of a 60 minute lesson, once per week, for multiple weeks.
  • Sessions take place three times a year: In the fall (mid-October to late November), winter (late January to early  March), and spring (mid-April to late May).
  • Each session consists of 4-8 participants who may be split into smaller groups.

Supports Provided

At Canucks Autism Network, we recognize that each individual with autism is unique. All individuals across the autism spectrum are welcome in our programs. We strive to meet the unique needs of each program participant through conversation and collaboration. Please do not hesitate to contact our Youth & Young Adult Program Coordinator at [email protected] with any questions.

Program Criteria

  • Ages 16+ (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
  • Have an autism diagnosis and an active CAN Membership
  • Individuals across the autism spectrum are welcome
  • Commitment to attend session on a weekly basis (See Attendance Policy)

Registration is open

View our Winter Program Guide for full list of programs, dates, times, and locations.

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Please check canucksautism.ca/health for the most-up-to-date information regarding CAN programming.

Those times don’t work for you? Access our online resources and pre-recorded programs that you can follow along at anytime or send us feedback – we’d love to hear from you!