Greetings, and welcome to The Fitness Connection!
The goal of our program is to promote fitness and well being for people with special needs.
We use a wide  variety of equipment such as small weighted balls, resistance bands, and foam tubing  just to name a few.
Our clients receive a whole body workout by implementing exercises that promote muscle strength, lessen muscle atrophy, benefit weight loss or gain,
strengthen the core, improve balance and flexibility.
The programs are unique and progressive, and not your typical cookie cutter work out.
Short games are also added to promote mental well being, hand-eye coordination, and fun.
We offer a complete flexibility program utilizing partner assisted stretching and PNF stretching. (Proprioreceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)
The Fitness Connection will help you plan AND reach your fitness goals and enable you to have the best quality of life through physical well being.

It is our goal to serve the needs of the special people in McHenry County.

Training and Certifications

FIT Program McHenry County College

Health and Human Performance
Application of Fitness Instruction
Exercise Science I & II
Contemporary Health Issues
Exercise and Conditioning
First Aid and CPR

Volunteered with NISRA for McHenry County College Stretch and Tone Program
(Special Needs Program for: Special Needs, Stroke, Brain Injury, and Muscular Disorders)

Karate Instructor at
FOCUS Martial Arts and Fitness
NISRA Karate Program
(Special Needs with Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, ADD/ADHD, Brain Injury and Seizure Disorder )

1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan) Shotokan Karate

Certified Personal Trainer through American College of Sports Medicine.
Contact Information:
Stephanie Hayashi
(815) 527-1229
Stephanie@specialneedsfitness.com
Mission Statement
"To improve quality of life by connecting mind, body, and spirit through physical fitness."
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