Special Needs Exercise Program

Destination Fitness believes that every person, regardless of their age, race, ability, or inability deserves the chance to experience fitness. With that in mind, we have developed programs geared towards bringing fitness into the lives of the special needs population.

Stephanie Hayashi, Certified Personal Trainer, along with Destination Fitness, provides her time and talents to bringing fitness to those who cannot leave their homes or work out in a health club facility.

For over two years, Stephanie has worked with the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association, helping the special needs population. She has worked with children and adults who would never have thought that fitness or exercise could have possibly had a part in their lives. Stephanie brings out the best in any individual she meets. She has a remarkable gift in her ability to reach individuals and help them experience fitness and exercise.

In the past, Stephanie has worked with individuals who have autism, agoraphobia and panic disorders, Down's syndrome, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), brain trauma, and multiple sclerosis. Stephanie will create a program geared towards each individual's needs. There is no greater joy than to see the face of someone who has realized a new accomplishment. No matter how small, the joy in their face is huge!