Apt Fitness, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, 501(c)(3) public charity
What is Apt Fitness, Inc.?
Apt Fitness, Inc., is a Florida not for profit corporation, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3), public charity. We are educators of physical fitness, wellness, mental and physical health and wellbeing, and mindfulness. Additionally, we are advocates of the different abled and disadvantaged segment of society.
Our services include: life coaching, social skills coaching, self confidence coaching, self esteem coaching, emotional intelligence coaching, intuitive creativity coaching, clarity coaching, life purpose coaching, spiritual energetic body coaching, stress and anxiety coaching, personal training, health coaching, wellness coaching, nutrition coaching, walking programs, exercise solutions, beauty services, and career assistance, on a sliding fee scale to disadvantaged, differently abled individuals affected by high intelligence quotient / above average intelligence, introversion, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit hyper activity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, and other cognitive and neurological conditions.
Fees are based on HUD income guidelines to cover business and operating costs. Bring your official diagnosis from a licensed mental health professional to see if you are eligible to receive a discount on regularly priced exercise services. To qualify, you must be affected, diagnosed with one of the aforementioned conditions, or you must be a caregiver and/or loved on to someone who is diagnosed with one of the specified conditions. Contact us to see how you can qualify for exercise and fitness solutions at little to no cost.
In addition to personal training, barre instruction, yoga, mindfulness, health coaching, wellness coaching, fitness coaching, and beauty services, we also assist with understanding diet and meal choices -- nutrition coaching. Meal planning on a tight budget is difficult when healthy foods are more costly and food insecurity is real not just perceived. We can help you understand how to count calories and which food sources are optimal for healthy living, and we can demonstrate how to make foods more tasty with Vitamix.
Our focus is facilitating healthier choices to improve oxygen and blood circulation, stamina, strength, endurance, agility, and flexibility. If your goal is not to lose weight, we respect that.
Why is exercise important for autism and ADHD?
Exercise expends the energy of motor functioning affected by autism and ADHD. As such, symptoms tend to decrease. Several research studies have provided empirical evidence, supporting positive effects of exercise on persons with autism and ADHD. Additionally, regular exercise helps improve lipid profiles, decrease resting heart rate, decrease depression, increase cardiorespiratory endurance, and facilitate more efficient use of physiological energy systems.
To schedule a FREE consultation, please contact us.
What is autism?
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (“NINDS”), autism spectrum disorder (“ASD”) pertains to “a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction.”
What are symptoms or signs of ASD?
Symptoms and signs include, but are not limited to: over focus on certain objects; social impairment; communication difficulties; avoidance of eye contact; and insistence of consistent routine, activities, and/or environment.
What is attention deficit hyper activity disorder?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (“NIMH”), attention deficit hyper activity disorder (“ADHD”) “is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.”
What are symptoms or signs of ADHD?
Symptoms and signs include, but are not limited to: fidgeting; running, dashing, or climbing; inability to engage in activities quietly; constant motor functioning “as if driven by a motor” (NIMH), constant talking, and interrupting; inattention to details, careless mistakes; inattention to tasks, conversations, etc.; not following through on instructions or failure to complete tasks; rapid loss of focus, easily sidetracked.
What do autism and ADHD have in common?
Both autism and ADHD involve motor function overstimulation. Due to great patience required to care for persons with autism and ADHD, many often overlook simple therapies and modalities such as exercise. As such, these individuals may lack fitness and the confidence to engage in sports and physical activities.
Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy:
Additional services include cognitive restructuring, life coaching, health coaching, makeup artistry, and photography. Our photographer and makeup artist offers a program to facilitate increasing self-esteem and self-efficacy. She offers cognitive restructuring and a makeup and photography session to those with low self-esteems. To qualify for a free makeup and photography session, contact your mental health provider. If you do not have one, there are a few in our network.
We will help you format your resume and match you with those in our network who are autists with hiring needs.
Education & Speaking Engagements
If you would like our certified fitness professional, in the greater Orlando, Florida, area, to speak at an engagement, please email us your request with details about the event.
01/26/2023 - NABLAP Speaker
10/12/2023 - NALA Speaker
2023 - Walking Programs in Seminole County, Florida, USA
Chief Executive Officer: 407.900.1610
1980s - Recognized as a professional, freelance makeup artist and photographer by over 20 mainstream cosmetics lines
2007 - Recognized as a professional, freelance airbrush makeup artist and photographer by over 20 mainstream cosmetics lines
2017 - ACE Certified Personal Trainer
2018 - Barre Above Certified Instructor
2020 - Kaivayla Yoga Method 200 Hour Certified Teacher
2021 - Ace Orthopaedic Exercise Specialization
2021 - Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Registered Certified Yoga Teacher
2022 - TCTA Certified Life Coach, Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Intuitive Creativity Coach, Certified Social Skills Coach
Please note that email is the most efficient and expedient method for communications with us.
Orange & Seminole Counties, Florida
Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Barre Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hours
"My son (22 years old with autism) never laughed and enjoyed himself as he did with your personal training session." Orlando, Florida
"You make exercise fun. I don't realize I'm actually exercising with you." Kiki T., Orlando, Florida
"My other personal trainers had me deadlift and squat, but each time I hurt myself. Your training methods helped me not get injured, and now I enjoy deadlifts and squats." Cristina M., Orlando, Florida
"I did not think I could ever spend three continuous hours exercising, but you made it so interesting, I lost track of time." KT, Orlando, FL