Fitness

Programs & Activities

Physical fitness is an important factor of good health for every adult and child. Being active can help prevent the development of potentially serious problems such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, breathing problems and obesity or excess weight gain. Other benefits include improved muscle strength, help with arthritis pain and swelling, increased stamina and decreased blood pressure.

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Adapted Trike Program
Call Bellevue State Park Office for information(302) 761-6963. Bike rental hours are from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Adapted trikes need to be returned to the state park office by 4:00 PM closing time. Maximum rental time: 2 hours.
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809

Delaware Adaptive Sports
An organization dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting both recreational and competitive sports for the physically challenged in and near Delaware.
Address: P.O.Box 6002, Wilmington, DE 19804, (302)683-0997

Delaware Association for Blind Athletes (DABA)
Offering fitness, recreation and self-esteem building programs for visually challenged youth and adults.
3 Granbury Drive, New Castle, DE, (302) 999-8074 or (302) 836-5784

Down Syndrome Association of DE
Kids’ Boxing Class (Middle schoolers) Tuesdays 5:30-6:15 pm (Newark)-
Adult Boxing Class (High schoolers and up)Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm (Newark)
Gym Exercise Class (13 years +) Fridays 4:30-5:30pm (Middletown)
Email if you’d like to participate.

EPIC Delaware
Inclusive health and wellness opportunities that initiated programming in January of 2015.
69 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
United States
302-751-2336

TOPSoccer
PAL center located at 7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
302-324-1444

Farm of Dreams Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Providing therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities.
Address: 2325 South DuPont Highway, Smyrna, DE 19977
Contact: (302)653-6731

Yes U Can
2504 Creekside Drive
Newark, Delaware 19711
302 286-1399

Individualized Exercise

Brandywine YMCA
Mt. Lebanon Rd., Wilmington, DE 19720
Contact: Wellness Staff

Bob Carpenter Sports Center (Little Bob)
* No fee for this program.
Outdoor Recreation Resource Center, Rm. 005
26 N. College Ave.
Newark DE 19713
Contact: Vickie George at

*The center is at the back of the parking lot across from McDowell.

Delaware Swim and Fitness
4905 Mermaid Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19808
Contact: Vickie George at

Swimming

Bob Carpenter Sports Center (Little Bob)
* at the University of Delaware
26 N. College Ave., Newark DE 19713

Sit and Be Fit
A group chair exercise class set to music and designed for people with limited mobility or disability who want to improve muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Participants must have some upper body control and be 18 or older. Staff assistance is provided.

NC Garfield Park Community Activity Center
26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle, DE 19720
Contact: 302-571-4004