Learn about adding sensory to fitness to help it be more engaging and beneficial. Aptus' Occupational Therapist and Recreation Therapist created this learning series, which includes follow-along activity videos. All videos may be shared and are available in French and English.
Complete the four-module series by October 31st, 2023 and get a certificate of completion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
This playlist is an introduction to physical activity, why physical activity is so important and how we can increase our physical activity levels in a safe way. We also include Breathing, Posture and Stretching activities!
This playlist covers sensory processing and teaches you to dance the Locomotion, the Cha Cha Slide and the Macarena!
This playlist takes a closer look into the relationship between sensory processing and physical activity. We discuss the benefits of physical activity from a sensory perspective, as well as provide suggestions on how to make physical activity part of your everyday routine. We also provide an Animal Walk activity you can try at home!
This playlist covers the environment and how to support participation in physical activity from a sensory perspective. We also include a fun activity called Freeze Dance!
This playlist contains 3 Seated Modification videos: Seated Freeze Dance, Seated Posture and Stretching Exercises and Seated Resistance Band Exercises
People with developmental disabilities experience higher rates of obesity and heart disease, in part due to sedentary lifestyles.
Aptus’ Recreation and Occupational Therapists developed trainings and activities (for staff, families and people supported) that add sensory to fitness. The goal is to make fitness more attractive to people who have developmental disabilities.
Sensory Workout activities (competitions, dances, etc.) accessed by over 1100 people. Videos to be shared in English and French across sectors in Ontario (April 2022).
Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
For more information about Sensory Workout, contact email@example.com
Bernadette Gapuz, Aptus Team Lead