Exercise Videos?

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  1. Rockys_Mom

    Rockys_Mom Rookie

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    Since everyone was so helpful with my work box questions, I'll pose you smarties another one.

    After lunch/art my high schoolers come back to my classroom for their skills period. The previous teacher said many days they'd come back wired (what teen wouldn't be?). Previous she'd have a para take those who were walkers to the auditorium and "run races" up and down the aisles. While it's a fun idea, I'd like to incorporate something different as well.

    Does anyone know of any good mild/moderate exercise videos that can also be done by students in wheelchairs. I remember all those PBS "chair workout" shows for older adults, but I'm sure my students wouldn't be motivated by those. If you have any suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate them!!! :thanks:
     
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  3. Teach96

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    I use Little Yogis with my Middle Schoolers every Monday. The love it. It seems young but it's a great way to teach them yoga. I use Yoga as a relaxation exercise for my Autistic kids. My wheelchair students make their own modifications w/ my help (of course).

    http://www.littleyogis.com/

    my blog...www.lifeskillessons.com/blog
     
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    I use Elmosize with my kids. There is also Kids in Motion and I just got a Dance cd that teaches them the Electric Slide and some other dances.
     
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    Richard Simmons has one for sitting down. I think the kids would love him. We had to work out to Richard Simmons in high school and I actually thought it was fun. There were a lot of modifications and if you used the sitting video, that would be great for your kids.
     
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    A classroom I observed started every day with a Walk Away the Pounds video. Very low impact for the walkers and it had a lot of arm movements so the kids in wheelchairs seemed able to participate quite a bit.
     

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