Individual & structured exercise sessions for children and teenagers with additional needs
London´s Exceptional Warriors is an innovative scheme that offers individuals with additional needs the opportunity to benefit from a supervised and individualized exercise programme in a safe and quiet environment on a one-to-one basis. It was established in 2019 by Kevin Will, accredited Youth Exercise Specialist and Personal SEN Trainer.
The programme, emphasising the benefits of exercise, is supposed to guide individuals with additional needs towards taking part in sports in which they can succeed and have fun without being exposed to the risk of becoming excluded or suffering from sensory overloads.
"London's Exceptional Warriors' mission is to provide an opportunity for all children and teenagers, regardless of their ability, to become physically fit, emotionally resilient and confident through a multi-sport approach."
Exercise boosts self-esteem, improves concentration and leads to better psychological health. The results are better social skills, resilience and emotional health, which in turn decreases the need for medication as well as the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes type 2 or obesity.
Children who attend weekly exercise sessions have additional needs and health conditions, such as:
• Asperger's Syndrome
• Down's Syndrome
• Sensory Processing Disorders
• Developmental Delay
• Social Skills Difficulties
• Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia
• Learning Difficulties
• Anxiety & Depression
• Lack of Confidence & Self-esteem
• Limited Communication
• Cerebral Palsy
• Fine and Gross Motor Skills Delay
• Hearing Impairment