Health and Wellness

[I] make no pretense of being the last word on the subject of autistic children. …more appropriate to call it one of the first words.

— Rosalind Oppenheim, Founder of Rimland
Zumba 2.0

Zumba!

After a hiatus, Zumba is back! A global fitness phenomenon, Zumba is a popular dance and exercise program that incorporates cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility training with Latin and world music rhythms. We have rebooted our Zumba program to give clients more opportunities to get active.

The instructor, Marilyn, comes to the Developmental Training program on Thursdays for two hours and leads small group sessions. The clients really seem to enjoy the opportunity to get active and listen to the music. The Zumba program is in addition to ongoing weekly yoga sessions, ensuring that our clients are getting a lot more exercise. Everybody dance!

Happy Anniversary to the Employee Health & Wellness Program

Let’s Move!

This February marks the two-year anniversary of the Employee Health and Wellness program. As an employee benefit, Rimland covers the cost of an LA Fitness gym membership. At LA Fitness locations throughout Chicagoland, Rimland employees have access to the gym, weights, yoga, spinning classes, basketball courts, pools, saunas, and more. Staff who use their memberships consistently for 3 months earn a Fitbit Flex, a fashionable wristband that tracks fitness activities, including steps, distance, calories burned, etc. The program has been very motivational for staff to go the gym consistently, to work out, and to work hard. Our LA Fitness contacts, Andrew and Karen, have been very supportive and welcoming to Rimland. Congratulations to all our participants.