SPECIAL BECAUSE WE'RE HERE
For the last 10 years a group most recently known as YOUniquely Fit has been dedicated to helping young adults with special needs develop and maintain a more positive and beneficial lifestyle through physical fitness and nutrition.
Founder, Michael Frew, native of McLean, Virginia, started voluntary group trainings in his backyard nearly 10 years ago to assist training Special Olympics athletes. Realizing the amount of interest and the potential service he could offer, a clear picture was painted - create a program in Northern Virginia for lifestyle management that starts with functional movements. That picture has since developed into consistent weekly training sessions but, more recently into Virtual Fitness Training videos and small group trainings at local parks and outdoor areas with PPE and disinfecting protocols.
Michael at the age of 8 was diagnosed with a learning disability and valued the individualized learning of smaller classes that catered to his needs by utilizing his strengths. For nearly 10 years as a volunteer coach for Special Olympics and growing relationships with teens and young adults with special needs, Michael has acquired many unique skills as well as bonds with individuals in service to those with special needs. With years of experience and an already outstanding ability to give without hesitation or expectation, Michael is an excellent model for our team and for all.
Co-Founder and Development Coach, Bryan Yaple, joined forces with Michael in July of 2019. Bryan, along with Michael realized that a great service was missing in Northern Virginia. Namely, supporting the growth of young adults with special needs to become young professionals through leading healthy lifestyles. Bryan provides years of athletic experience and his ability to easily connect with anybody makes for a powerful duo to lead YOUniquely Fit. Bryan’s compassionate and enthusiastic attitude bring bright energy to the group keeping development sessions exciting and fresh.
WHAT WE NEED
Over the past year we have taken it upon ourselves to develop a program that encourages great physical fitness, healthy nutrition, and better lifestyle choices. NOW is the time that YOUniquely FIT must ask for your donations in return.
From everyone at YOUniquely FIT, we appreciate your support in keeping our fitness goals alive!