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




We all allow doubt to creep into our lives when we embark on something new. Maybe you need inspiration or proof that your child can do it and will benefit - just watch!

Check out our photo Gallery here

Here are links to some YouTube videos of other inspiring kids, coaches, and how they are becoming fit in spite of their special needs. These are not Jacob’s Ladder Special Needs Fitness videos, but great are inspirational! Just click each link.

Austin is an Inspiration

More from Austin

Cross Fit and Autism

Coaching Kids with Special Needs

Elite Power Lifter with Down Syndrome

Kids Fitness for Special Needs

GALLERY- videos

Workout with Jacob D’Orazio

This instructional workout-along-with-Jake video is from Jacob's Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Videographer and coaching voice is that of our co- founder, Tony D’Orazio.

Workout Videos


 Here are links to our YouTube channel with more videos available to view. Click a video title to start.

Jacob D’Orazio’s daily boxing workout 1

Another boxing video with Jacob

Our group exercise stations videos:

Video 1            Video 4

Video 2            Video 5

Video 3            Video 6

Here’s Phillip doing sit ups

And Phil and Jacob doing step-up exercise

There are many more videos of our classes at our YouTube channel - come visit and watch!

Jacob's Ladder Special Needs Fitness kids love to show off their stuff. In this age of selfies and videos, most of the kids know how to make videos. Their videos prove that they have “can-do” attitudes and know how to work smart!

If you have videos you would like to share, let us know.

YouTube Videos

This video appeared on along with a great article written by Zachary Lewis about our exercise group.

DO NOT let what you cannot do

GET IN THE WAY of what you can.

~ John Wooden