Nearly 70% of men and women with Intellectual or physical disabilities are deemed as being overweight or obese.
Leading Factors: Difference in body composition, lack of physical activity, medications that increase appetite, parents that may be over-permissive or over-restrictive regarding food and exercise.
We have a simple mission: to give more people the education, knowledge, methods, equipment, and programming of what we have already proven as successful throughout our 5 years of research, implementation, and relationship building.
"Eruption Athletics gives people with special needs a better place within the world,
by EA-mpowering them through EA-xercise !"
Partnering with Achieva (The Arc) to bring the HealthMeet Initiative
EA and Achieva join forces to further research the physical well being of those with I/DD and to help promote new programs and awareness of healthy lifestyles though a grant provided by the CDC.
Canon McMillan School District utilizing EA services
EA has been a part of CM's "Camp Lift" and "Camp Star" summer programs helping to provide an important fitness component for their Middle and High School Populations. Their Life Skills Class comes every other month for Field Trip group training.
"Field Trip" group training services provided by EA
EA now offers a "Field Trip" training option for schools or larger groups to participate in during the day time or school hours aside from evening classes. Please contact to schedule a visit.
EA preparing Special Olympic athletes for National competition
EA provides help to ALL Special Olympic athletes whether they are interested in injury prevention, developing their body or cardio vascular capacity, or preparing for Nationals.
The Arc invites EA to their Nation Convention in New Orleans
EA had a great time in the big easy running their, "wake and shake" exercise sessions
Owners: Joe Jelinski & Chris Engler
Areas of expertise:
Exercise, Health, and Wellness,
Services, Products, and Programming for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
In 2002 friends Joe Jelinski and Chris Engler traveled to the South Pacific with their High School. While on the beaches of Australia a group of individuals approached them and said, "We know you, we train with you...we will see you guys around!". A confusing experience for two Philadelphia natives currently on the other side of the world. As the group walked away they were all wearing Special Olympic jackets.
Fast Forward 7 years later in 2009 when Chris and Joe started their pilot program for, "Special Olympic Training", as a way to help prepare athletes competing to perform better, understand injury prevention techniques, and learn about living a healthy and active life outside of competing. The Physical results were astounding although expected, what excited them most were the cognitive and social improvements each individual had as reported by doctors, parents, and family members. Word quickly spread of the unique approach Chris and Joe applied in their interaction with their participants and their numbers and name grew.
Today Eruption Athletics has served hundreds of clients through their "Grow with the Flow", "Magma Chamber", and "Lava Flow" training sessions. They have reached hundreds more through their "Road Show", "Field Trip", and
"EA-nspiration" programs and have helped the parents of these individuals to practice what they preach in their
"EA-dult" training classes.
The next chapter has begun with EA's development of their Trademarked, "Volcano P.A.D.D." home training system and "EA-scension" Licensing model which is being implemented by individuals that have bought into the proven results of the program.
The "Grow with the Flow" non-profit side of the business is also building to provide internal scholarships for those individuals that wish to participate but may not be able to financially afford it.
One thing is for sure, the Eruption Army is growing. Enlist Today to begin to GROW WITH THE FLOW"...