As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace  ~ 1 Peter 4:10


Jacob's Ladder Special Needs Fitness is a Christian, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping the special needs community lead healthier lives by providing ongoing, regular and consistent exercise opportunities, as well as educating them regarding a healthy lifestyle.

Our Core Values are teamwork, fellowship and encouragement.

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Jacob's Ladder Special Needs Fitness

Location: Strongsville OH 44149

Phone:      440-212-1533





Fitness begins with the first step

Understanding what to do, why to do it, and then taking the step. And then the next, and the next. Each building on the last, climbing the ladder one rung at a time.

Increasing the fitness level of any child with special needs allows them to become more productive, more social, and to live a more active lifestyle, thereby increasing their contribution to society. Healthy citizens are not only more productive, but their healthcare costs are significantly less, as well.

Where they can go and how far, is totally up to them - and you! Help them grow!

Show up at a class, we will do a fitness assessment to get a fitness baseline, and recommend a starting plan for exercises within the scope of the participant’s current physical capabilities. It allows us to know where to start and where each child needs to go to achieve a certain level of fitness. Future assessments track progress.

We will soon add a  video of a participant just starting out after their initial assessment. Please stop back to view that later.


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Our weekly exercise classes include organized fitness activities.The participant continues to attend exercise classes and also works out at home, with or without equipment, adding more repetitions and more difficulty to the exercises as they continue to improve and advance.

You will see a mid-level participant performing exercises in this video demonstration


As they become more and more fit, the kids take so much pride in their abilities, and some even foster friendly competitions, which serve to push one another to get better.

Each child will achieve his or her own level of fitness, where they can maintain it or choose to push for more.

In this video, Jacob and Phillip test their endurance in a simple, but effective, step exercise

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