Individual and structured exercise sessions for children & teenagers with additional needs in London
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. 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.
Exercise boosts self-esteem, improves concentration/focus (release of dopamine) 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.
Due to the lack of facilities for neurodiverse individuals, Kevin (the founder) developed a scheme where nobody is left behind and can exercise on a one-to-one basis without being exposed to the risk of becoming excluded or suffering from sensory overloads in loud and crowded settings.
The project is specifically designed for neurodiverse children and uses a child-centred approach. Nevertheless, parents of neurotypical children are more than welcome to get in touch with Kevin too. 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 and Self-esteem
• Limited Communication
• Cerebral Palsy
• Fine and Gross Motor Skills Delay
• Hearing Impairment