Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gym Caters to People with Disabilities

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- If you think it feels good when you blow off some stress with a hard workout, slip into 15-year-old Jake Eisenstat’s skin for a while. With a diagnosis of severe attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and executive dysfunction, the Potomac teen has so much trouble focusing that his parents school him at home. His stamina is poor, and the development of his spatial awareness is delayed.
One day last week, he was in the newly reopened Fitness for Health gym in Rockville, using the Trazer, a floor-sized adaptation of the Dance Dance Revolution game, working on his agility and anticipation. The exercise also helps improves his concentration, at least for a while.

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