MOVE by GoodLife Kids is a free physical activity and fitness program for youth ages 12 to 21 with autism and intellectual disabilities. MOVE by GoodLife Kids is a program of the GoodLife Kids Foundation.
GoodLife Kids Foundation is a Canadian Registered Charity. GoodLife Kids Foundation enables and supports kids and youth with autism and intellectual disabilities through physical activity and fitness.
No, the MOVE by GoodLife Kids Program is run by GoodLife Kids Foundation.
No, MOVE participants and caregivers do not need to be Members to participate in the MOVE Program.
No, the program is free for youth to participate. We are able to offer the program for free through fundraising by GoodLife Fitness Associates, Members, sponsors and donors engaging in events such as the MOVE 4 Kids Event.
Simply follow this link that will direct you our MOVE schedule to select a program that works best for you and complete the application to register.
If the MOVE class is full, please reach out to the MOVE Program team at email@example.com. We will place you on a waitlist or connect you with other classes that suit your availability.
Each MOVE by GoodLife Kids class can have up to 10 youth participants.
Having fun and creating relationships is a major component of MOVE! Our classes are 60 minutes in length and will consist of:
Please come prepared with your water bottle, a smile and enough space to move around if you are joining our classes over ZOOM. MOVE classes do not require any additional equipment; participants are welcome to make the exercises performed on the ground more comfortable by using a yoga mat but that is optional.
We see great success in our virtual programming when caregivers are present and would encourage involvement. For any in person programs caregivers are required to attend and stay for the entire MOVE class.
Of course, we love to see families getting active together! All we ask is that any additional caregivers or siblings sign our waiver form that you can find using this link.
The MOVE program does not have an end date. One of the features that makes the MOVE program so unique is that our participants have access to fitness all year long.
For any Statutory Holiday we will lead one virtual drop-in class for all registered MOVE participants.
Yes, regular scheduled classes will take place during the month of March.
MOVE leads a special holiday schedule between December 23rd – January 2nd each year that all registered participants will receive information about how they can get active with us virtually!
We would encourage you to check out our digital programming on our YouTube channel which you can find using this link.
After your initial “Meet and Greet” with your MOVE Coach, you will be placed in the next available class. Your MOVE Coach will inform you of the date of your first class in your initial meeting.
Yes, once registered you’ll be sent a ‘welcome email’ introducing you to your MOVE Coach. Prior to attending your first class your MOVE Coach will set up a ‘meet and greet’ meeting with the participant and any caregivers that would like to attend. This will provide an opportunity to learn more about each other and what to expect in your first MOVE class.
We lead Try-it classes on every third Tuesday of each month that are free to join! Find current dates and how to register by visiting this link! We’d love to see you!
MOVE Coaches lead participants through each MOVE class. All MOVE Coaches are certified fitness professionals, and are passionate about ensuring the needs of each MOVE participant is considered during a class. MOVE Support Agents manage the technical side of MOVE virtual classes. They have a variety of technical experience, and enjoy integrating the individual interests of MOVE participants into the class. All Coaches and Support Agents receive specialized training to deliver physical activity programming to individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities.
We update our career opportunity page regularly and encourage you to check it out. We’d be happy to connect further with you. Please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer lots of program times, with classes running 2-3 times a week. Most of our classes run in the evenings after dinner or on the weekends!
Currently, we are accepting applications for youth ages 12 to 21 only. We would encourage you to connect with us at email@example.com as we work with many community partners who may have resources/programs for you we can direct you to.