Inclusive Fitness and Health
in conjunction with VCU's Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Jacob's Chance Fitness promotes overall wellness through sports, health and fitness education, and social interaction for individuals with intellectual and physical challenges. Our fitness program is designed for youth and young adults 10-35 years old.
Check out this article written by a student journalist at VCU to get the inside scoop on this program and our partnership with VCU!
Inclusive Fitness and Health (I.F.H.) is a Program created by Jacob's Chance and the VCU Kinesiology and Health Science (KHS) Department's current instructor and Exercise Physiologist, Matthew Scott. Matthew Scott and the KHS department are working in conjunction with Jacobs Chance, meaning the two organizations are working together to create the best possible experience for any member! IFH is designed to generate fun fitness programs that are individualized to each member needs! On top of trying to improve fitness levels and have a fun social environment, the program also seeks to educate the importance of living a health lifestyle. This will be done within the program for each member, but will also be available for families/caretakers/friends/etc. through a series of health talks! This program will follow the successful "buddy" model that Jacobs Chance implements in all of their programs. Volunteers will be made up of current VCU KHS students who are studying how to properly implement fitness and health programs for various populations.
Come and join the fun!
Matthew C. Scott, M.S.
Instructor, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Program Coordinator, Exercise Science Concentration
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fall 2022 Session
We are offering 3 options for participation in fall 2022!
1) Both in person and virtually
2) In person only
3) Virtual only
Dates: Sundays, September 11th - November 13th
Location: SCOR outdoor field
(1365 Overbrook Rd Richmond, VA 23220)
Dates: Thursdays, September 15th - November 17th
$60 - Virtual AND in person
$50 - In person only
$10 - Virtual only
$30 - Partial financial assistance for virtual/in person option
$25 - Partial financial assistance for in person option
$0 - Total financial assistance
Financial assistance always available
COVID-19 Policy (effective 9/1): Masks are strongly encouraged for participants, parents/caregivers, volunteers, and instructors at all events/programs with Jacob's Chance (if medically able to wear one), regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe!