Physical Fitness

Fitness. Function. Fun.

A safe and effective exercise program plays an important role in the life-long brain injury rehabilitation process. Regular physical exercise helps individuals in many ways. SLI’s physical fitness program has proven to improve functional abilities along with physical and mental health. SLI began this research based physical fitness programming in 2013, and continuously enhancing it. Over that period the positive results from the program have exceeded all expectation. According to one participant:

“I love it. It is what I’ve been looking for, for a long time, and it’s adapted to what I need”.

Professionals evaluate participants before and after each 12 week session. We set realistic goals at the beginning of each session and monitor them throughout the period. Certified trainers experienced in physical fitness for people with brain injury oversee the program. In addition to these professionals, we operate a robust intern program that assures every participant has at least one person working with them the entire period. Program participants have seen benefits that include:

  • Enhanced functional abilities
  • Improved balance
  • Regained strength
  • Increased flexibility and dexterity
  • Positive changes in weight & blood presure
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved cognitive  and social function
  • Reduced medical expense
  • Renewed self confidence

The Physical fitness program combines required aerobic activity with exercises designed to each individual's needs and goals. We offer these programs three days a week in 10 and 12 week sesssions. 

Location

We offer these programs at both the SLI Brain Injury Wellness Center in Lexington, and at the Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness in Wenham.

Fees

Fees are minimal, and based on each individual's financial ability. Scholarships are available.