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
Winter/Spring 2022 Session
We are offering 3 options for participation in winter/spring 2022!
1) Both in person and virtually
2) In person only
3) Virtual only
Dates: Wednesdays, February 9th-April 27th
(No IFH on 3/9)
Dates: Sundays, February 6th-May 1st
(No IFH on 3/6, 3/13, or 4/17)
Location: SCOR (1365 Overbrook Rd Richmond, VA 23220)
$95 - Virtual AND in person
$75 Partial financial assistance for virtual/in person option
$50 - Virtual only
$50 - In person only
$0 - Total financial assistance
COVID-19 Policy: Masks continue to be required for participants, parents/caregivers, volunteers, for indoor IFH sessions.
Once IFH moves to the outdoor fields mask will not be required, but highly recommended.