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




Your Participation is Key!

Parents - you are the champion in your child’s life. They look to you for safety, knowledge, nurturing, and all that is good and true. Empower yourself with the knowledge you need to get your family on track to a healthy, fit lifestyle.

Knowledge is power! When you know what to do, and why to do it, you start off on the right foot taking the first step. You know where you are going and what it will look like when you get there. Help them help themselves by showing them the way.


Participate & Empower Your Plan for Success!

Here are some links to articles we found helpful and encouraging. Look for and learn from information you can find online and in your doctor’s office, too.

Learn how you can promote physical activity and proper nutrition for your child.

Helpful information and strategies for establishing healthy habits with your child. Highly recommenced reading. It’s a PDF, so you can download and print it for convenience.

Step 1 - Learn and Plan

Learn about fitness and nutrition benefits as they relate to your child. Talk to your child’s doctor - find out the benefits. Continue to read and educate yourself and your family members. Establish a plan that works for your family and stick to it - plan meals at home and in restaurants. Know which foods your child will accept and those which offer the greatest benefits. Make fitness and nutrition part of your daily life and keep working the plan. Encourage your child to follow your example.

Step 2 - Show Up and Share

Be the catalyst in your child’s life to get moving, attend exercise classes, eat healthy foods, and continue to get better each day. Work your plan together. End each day by sharing what you did to make a difference that day - you added a new exercise, you tried a new food, you read an article or talked to another parent about fitness and nutrition. Whatever it is, no matter how small, can make a big difference.

Step 3 - Stick with It and Forge Ahead

Continually increase your knowledge and understanding of what it takes to help your child become fit. Tell them why fitness and nutrition are vital to their health and what the benefits can be for them. Help your child understand it, accept it, and stick with it. Show understanding as these changes slowly shape the heath of your family and continue to move ahead, one rung at a time.





~ Sarah J. Bray

Read some helpful information here from Parenting Special Needs Magazine

Reaching and hip stretch exercises here for babies with Down Syndrome - from Easter Seals.