Did you know that people with disabilities are more likely to have weight problems? Many medications prescribed to this community have the side effect of weight gain. And typical gyms aren’t made for people with disabilities. Until recently there were no gyms Las Vegas designed for people with disabilities. That has since changed.
It was a few years ago that personal trainer Chris Salas worked at a local gym. He was an independently contracted trainer with years of experience and a personal history of weight loss. What seemed like any other day at work for Chris turned out to be the first day of the rest of his life. That was the day Chris met a woman at the gym. A mother. She approached Chris about her daughter’s education, madison. madison Has Down syndrom and struggled with certain physical demands of her school life.
It didn’t take long to work with madison the Chris realized that he had found his purpose in life. After working with madison Because of her physical fitness, his work spread like wildfire in the disability community. It wasn’t long ago Chris Founded The Skill Center. A Sensory Fitness Center whose mission is to enhance the natural abilities of people with physical, mental and developmental disabilities. They do this with sensory sounds and lights, imaginative activities, and specially designed fitness equipment.
Chris was our last guest up Talking solutions, and he spoke about his passion for the people he works with. He gave details The Skill Center and its future goals for people with disabilities. He also spoke about why physical fitness is so important for people with disabilities and even shared some fitness tips.
That skill center has partnered with other local organizations serving people with disabilities, including village of opportunity and the Special Olympics Nevada. He hopes to expand and invites the community to help his cause with donations and volunteering. To contact Chris, call 702-525-8453 or email Chris@abilitycenternv.org. You can also stop by the center to check it out by appointment. The address is 5980 South Durango Ste 131. Follow them Instagram @ability_center_nv.
This podcast originally aired on January 1, 2023.
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