Abilis, which provides services to people with special needs and families, is working with an online health company to study the community levels of 100 Abilis community members.
-an announcement from* Skillful
The study involved 100 members of the Abilis community, all of varying abilities, who have free access to the program from the online company, HomeField.
By tracking metrics and capturing feedback in the study, Abil and HomeField aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of HomeField’s programs and implement them across Connecticut.
Participants will be monitored and measured for improvements in range of motion, levels of independence, overall behavior, self-stimulating behavior, time at work, individual and caregiver levels of confidence, weight loss and BMI ratios.
“Abilis community members have been participating in HomeField programs for some time now, both in live classes and online every day,” said Amy Montimurro, CEO and president of Abilis.
“HomeField’s live classes” are featured for playbacks and feature many of our Abilities members; it’s rewarding and fun to keep them active and just as fun as the stars to appear in the film!” Montimurro said.
HomeField offers faculty and activity classes, all online and designed to be accessible to all abilities and skill levels. Common classes include fitness, dance, yoga and martial arts, with new workouts each week.
“Everyone loves seeing themselves on the big screen and being able to recognize their dedication to physical fitness to inspire others,” said Montimurro.
More than 200 in-house virtual classes are available, each five to 45 minutes long. Participants will soon be able to earn rewards as they move toward their goals.
“By participating in this specific study with HomeField, we are taking the effort for optimal health and physical fitness even further by demonstrating and documenting the real, tangible benefits of these programs,” said Montimurro. “We’re excited about what the study is showing.”
HomeField’s platform aligns with state health government goals for special needs providers and K-12 schools. HomeField classes are listed Able to schedule activities.
In addition to Abil, Special Olympics Connecticut also uses HomeField.
“The goal now is to reach as many people as possible and make everyone have access to health and wellness,” said Daniel Caridi, founder of the institution.
“We set up this program to offer the most appropriate types of volunteers for each specific need,” he said. “When COVID hit, we recognized a great opportunity to move things online. The classes grew rapidly in size and popularity.’
Skillful It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports more than 800 disabled individuals and families in Fairfield County, from birth through the senior years.
Founded in 1951, Able provides community support in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the towns of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport and Wilton.
HomeField aims to create meaningful play and experiences that inspire inclusion and build confidence. With live coaches, classes and a community of like-minded partners, HomeField has an in-demand library with more than 200+ workouts, available anywhere and anytime. From dance to martial arts, yoga and meditation, there is a class for everyone. Daily streams also live with fleets.