FITLIGHT® in Peachtree Corners is a one-of-a-kind training program offering special needs clients a groundbreaking new way to exercise. By performing both mental (cognitive) and physical exercises simultaneously, FITLIGHT is scientifically prove to increase neuroplasticity in the brain. Originally developed to improve performance in elite athletes, Danish psychologist Dr. Jakob Freil collaborated with FITLIGHT Sports Corps to design a program using FITLIGHT to address problems associated with functional limitations in those with different learning disabilities. This unique training system can be used to enhance and monitor cognitive abilities such as perception, attention, memory, visual processing, spatial awareness, and executive functions.Improve responses and reflexs with FitLight Read Transcript
Hi, I'm Akeen (McKee), I've been at ReClif coming up for a year now. My main position is a Special Fit Coach, but I also do a lot of Fit Light training, a lot of Interactive Metronome training. And I'm also learning to do Spelling to Communicate. We see a lot of low muscle tone, things like a weak posterior chain, just sedentary lifestyles. So a lot of parents will tell, they're just happy that their children are up and moving, and being active as opposed to being at home and just sitting. They know when they come here, they have to move. It's not an option. They have to move, and they want to. And they want to, so it's my job as a coach to know how to prompt them in a certain way that they're going to be successful. And again, everybody's prompt level's different. Some people I could just do the movement and they'll follow. Some people I have to be hands on, and help them do the movement.
We all know the benefits of an active lifestyle. It's for everybody. Everybody benefits from movement. And so these guys definitely see an increase in all of those areas. And again, it doesn't just stay here, it goes into the home as well, doing things like executive functioning, memory, and things like that. So there's so many different attributes that it helps outside of just ReClif.
I feel like it was interesting when I saw it, because I had never seen something like it. And once I saw it, before I ever did it, I looked into it, and see what was going on. I saw these athletes doing it, you see the videos of tennis players, Steph Curry, Venus Williams, and soccer players using Fit Light to help them in their skills, and help them to be more focused and accurate.
It's auditory and it's visual. It's mainly visual, so there's these lights, and different color lights, multiple plethora of lights. You can make them have sound, you can make them not have sound. You can make the lights big, you can make the lights small. But it's all supposed to elicit a response. So these lights go on and how fast can you react to this light? So if my goal is to just get you to react, so I'm going to set up lights in a field. And when the light goes on, you just have to hit the light, hit the light, hit the light. And the light kind of acts as a cue or a prompt, as if I'm doing a Special Fit workout where I'm just the cue, I'm just the prompts. So for Fit Light, those things can act as prompts. Whatever specific needs that the individual needs, Fit Light can cater to it.
At ReClif, our FITLIGHT coach creates a fun, interesting, and visual learning framework in order to:
- Enhance sensory and motor skills, identification, and focus
- Improve reactivity and impulse control
- Allow clients to engage in functional and social learning
- Provide a motivational and fun way to exercise
- Increase mental capacity, perception, and concentration
FITLIGHT Therapy at ReClif Will Be Individualized For Your Needs
The FITLIGHT challenges can be set up in many ways by varying the position of the lights, adding contemporary exercises, incorporating timing variables, etc. that offer unique opportunities to stimulate the brain. During the FITLIGHT evaluation, ReClif coaches will set up multiple training exercises designed to accurately determine the client’s baseline. FITLIGHT can then be programmed to repeat and record the exact test to be performed at set intervals throughout training (typically after every fifth session), which can establish a true baseline improvement measure.
Our coaches sometimes implement additional fitness into a FITLIGHT session by adding advanced skill requirements in order to challenge our clients to go the extra mile. We strive to offer a productive and engaging workout specifically adapted for that athlete, and many of our clients have expressed that FITLIGHT is a fun way to incorporate an additional workout into their schedule. We are eager to see our clients enjoy this amazing program.
Call ReClif today at (678) 691-5426 to find out more about FITLIGHT in Peachtree Corners.