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50 For 50 #4: Gaining Confidence

Posted on: November 4, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50
Participants start the day with some mild exercises

Participants start the day with some mild exercises

This is the fourth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here.

As part of our day program, participants have the opportunity to utilize various on-site fitness programs in order to work on fitness goals, increase their stamina, and enjoy the mental health benefits of exercise.

Ronnie*, a participant with physical challenges, was hesitant to engage in this part of the program. After a few days and with encouragement from staff and fellow participants, he started participating in fitness activities bit by bit. Weeks later, Ronnie's confidence in his physical abilities had increased to the point that he was eager to join in fitness sessions and yoga classes.

Ronnie understands how incorporating physical activity into his day makes him feel better and also helps him be ready for the day-to-day activities of employment.

*Not the participant's real name

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