Powered to Move is very excited to welcome Carolyn Adams to our team. She will be joining us August 1st as our new Adapted Fitness Manager and taking over our bootcamps, curriculum/lesson planning and will be working on some fun new formats coming soon. She is a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and has a background in the school system working with special needs. She has tremendous passion for training folks with varying disabilities. From Autism to Down Syndrome to training folks with physical disabilities, Carolyn believe everyone can participate in workouts at their own level, feel confident and have a great time doing it.
She began her journey in the world of disability when her youngest son was diagnosed with Autism 13 years ago. When he started school she began working for the Special Education program that he attended. After working in education for nearly 10 years she felt compelled to combine her passion for fitness and those with Special Needs.
She shares, “my job as a special needs fitness trainer is to adapt my programming to fit the individual's learning style and fitness needs. Sometimes I have to change things up regularly depending on what is going on with them emotionally and physically. This flexibility allows me to help participants achieve the best workout they can considering their current circumstances. I feel that I am more than just a trainer, I am a motivator, life coach, and hopefully a friend! Inclusion is like a ripple in a pond, a small drop of water can cause ripples throughout an entire pond, just as an act of inclusion can spread joy and hope throughout a community and beyond. Participation looks different for everyone, and we all need to hear words of encouragement, empowerment, and support.”
Carolyn believes this is the path God has intended her to follow. We couldn’t agree more. Welcome Carolyn to the Powered to Move team!