Earlier this month the Spirit Club in Kensington offered the very first session of a new running program called Spirit Steps led by Trainer Sam Smith.
The Spirit Club supports over 300 people with different abilities including people who are nonverbal, those diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome, intellectual differences, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, CHARGE syndrome, muscular dystrophy, paralysis, stroke survivors and community members without any diagnosis.
S.P.I.R.I.T. is an acronym that represents their philosophy of ensuring programs are Social, Physical, Interactive, Respectful, Integrated and include Teamwork. SPIRIT Club strives to employ people with different abilities to lead & assist classes, and help maintain our administration and facility.
Sam Smith has been a trainer at the Spirit Club since 2013. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and most recently became a Certified running coach. He has run 5 full marathons!
Check out the video below to hear more about the class Spirit Steps