Because everyone deserves the opportunity to workout.
What is Adaptive Special Needs Training?
Adaptive special needs fitness is physical fitness training programs for people with special needs. Our goal is to be able to empower the special needs population with the strength and confidence to live an independant and abundant life. Our workouts are adapted to meet the specific needs of the individuals and ensure that physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle is no longer out of reach for anyone.
One on one
Adaptive Fitness Training is an effective program designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with mental and physical challenges and provides life-enhancing benefits. Our goal is for each student to reach their ultimate potential. For your convenience, our personal training sessions are available in our studio or in the comfort of your home.
We strive to provide a safe and inclusive facility for those with varying disabilities to allow for achievable goal setting and social bonding. Each program will be individualized for various needs including physical conditioning, adapted workout equipment and programs to enhance the ability to succeed while having fun!
Our program is available for schools and community programs. Each class is designed around the students attending. Every class is inclusive of the entire group and will be great fun!
My name is Taryn Kukle and I’m certified in inclusive adaptive fitness training for special needs and other disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and more. I am the owner of FitGirls Health & Wellness.
I have been coaching children, teens and adults for many years and I’m extremely passionate about working with the special needs population and helping them to reach their full potential.
My certifications are from Strong Education which are effective science-based techniques for working one-on-one and in group settings with people who have special needs and other disabilities.
Our Amazing Athletes
M's Mother, Vaughan
My daughter Mikayla has autism and Taryn has been her personal trainer for about 3 years. Taryn shows extreme patience and a wonderful ability to listen to Mikayla’s stories and at the same time gets her to do a variety of exercises varying from cardio to strength training routines. Mikayla will at times get frustrated with the work out, but Taryn has a way of re-directing and has helped her to understand the importance of exercising. Thank you for all your efforts & patience Taryn!
T's Mother, Aroura
Taryn is absolutely amazing! My daughter has mild cerebral palsy, and she not only has become so much stronger since joining Fit Girls but also she has gained so much confidence in her self and abilities. It is the outstanding instructors, like Taryn who strive to encourage these young women to try their best each and every class and to be strong outside the studio. I am overjoyed that my daughter is excited to attend her sessions with Taryn and build the habit of physical activity into her weekly routine.
J's Mother, Vaughan
I wanted to take a moment and express immense gratitude for Taryn and her fitness program. My daughter has been attending classes with Taryn for the last few months and it is the very first program in over 6 years that she actually wants to go to. My daughter has several disabilities that hinder her ability to do things the same ways as her peers. Taryn will always make modifications so that the is always included in the class. She is kind, patient, and very knowledgeable. My daughter’s confidence has grown and she has a different outlook on what healthy means, and she is proud to be a fit girl. Thank you Taryn from the bottom of my heart for such an incredible program that uplifts young girls to believe in themselves:)