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Fitness 4 Focus is making a difference for those with special needs

by Lea J. Wilson, CBS Local 21

Wed, September 9th 2015

DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- There are plenty of statistics proving the positive affect of exercise on the brain. But for a brain that develops differently, for example, in a person with autism -- exercise is changing their entire life. Well, it's actually the staff at one particular gym that is making a difference.

"To look at Tommy 10 years ago and Ethan three years ago and remember what they were when they came into the door, what they were and where they started and now, it's unbelievable," Chris Russell, President and CEO of Fitness 4 Focus, said. "Our name is inspired from our goal of helping all those with developmental disabilities to improve in four specific and related areas: strength, coordination, cognitive abilities and overall wellness,” Russell said. “Our approach is to address these through exercise and related activities.”

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