Abilities Movement (AM), is a not-for-profit organization that provides fitness, wellness, sports opportunities, and community integration for people of all abilities through our comprehensive classes in fitness and sports.
AM provides comprehensive classes:
Community Fitness Support Consulting/Training
Adapted Basketball Team – Mighty Dunks
Adapted Fitness/Personal Training
Personal Training for Individuals who have Severe Medical Needs
Group Fitness/Group Adapted Fitness
Power Wheelchair Soccer Team – Rochester Speed Demons
WHAT CAN OUR SERVICES DO FOR YOU
Abilities Movement’s focus is to develop a comprehensive plan that emphasizes the goals of each individual and their families. We partner with community organizations, local businesses, and disability-oriented services in Monroe and surrounding counties to help provide integration opportunities. We work closely with self-directed programs to help build classes around the needs of individuals. Our organization is open to all and has no limitation to who we serve.
AM develops opportunities within the community for all to access. We serve Rochester and the surrounding communities collaborating with other not for profits as well as local businesses. Our goal is to provide services and programs that help support individuals of all needs and their families, including those with physical and developmental disabilities.
The programs and services offered by AM are delivered throughout Rochester and the surrounding communities using rented or donated space. AM has developed relationships with many not-for-profit agencies, community centers, schools, and private fitness centers to use their facilities to develop and deliver AM programming to individuals within their communities.
Group Fitness/Group TeleFitness
Abilities Movement (AM), formerly known as Adapted Recreation Services, is a not-for-profit organization that provides fitness, wellness, sports opportunities, and community integration for people of all abilities through our comprehensive classes in fitness and sports.
Our service providers have extensive experience, knowledge, and ongoing education in fitness and adapted fitness, and are dedicated to providing Individualized Fitness Plans (IFPs) to meet the diverse health and wellness needs of our participants. AM focuses on the unique needs of all individuals, including those with physical and developmental disabilities.
Abilities Movement service providers and participants work together with you right in your own community center, park, home, or wherever you work or play. We come to YOU because we support you becoming active in your own community.
Executive Director/ Personal Trainer
Jennifer Shanley joined Abilities Movement in the Spring of 2017. With a background in marketing, software design, and social work, Jennifer wishes to use her knowledge of technology, marketing, and facilitating inclusion for individuals of all abilities, to help further the goals of a non-profit serving the community. Prior to joining Abilities Movement, Jennifer was a coordinator for the T.I.E.S. (Together Including Every Student) Program, a parent representative for school district CSE and 504 meetings, a Parent Group Facilitator for Better Days Ahead at the Mental Health Foundation, a Member of the Fairport Central School District’s Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Committee, PTA Co-President and committees chair, and co-creator of the Greece Central School District Inclusive Education Parent Committee.
Wellness Coordinator/Personal Trainer
Wellness Coordinator, Ursula DiPasquale is an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Health Coach with experience helping clients for 11 to 91 reach their fitness goals. Ursula uses her knowledge and training in Spinning, Stages Indoor Cycling, TRX, and RIP Trainer, Hydrorider, Move It, Stott Pilates Reformer and Chair to create individualized experiences for all clients. Ursula has a background in adapted fitness and is able to help design a program that will meet your needs.
Power Wheelchair Soccer Coach
Jack is a dedicated parent of one of our soccer player and had help run practices for many years prior to taking over the team in 2018. He is a dedicated coach for the Abilities Movement Rochester Speed Demons soccer team who helps provide a fun, safe, and competitive program for people in power wheelchairs.