What is Get FIT?
Get FIT is an innovative national movement creating health and fitness opportunities by overcoming barriers.
Get FIT is dedicated to promoting full, happy, healthy, fit lives for people with disabilities. With the help of fitness and nutrition professionals, our partners develop individualized programs to meet the personal goals of the individual.
Get FIT was developed due to the recognition that health and wellness services are not generally accessible for all. Our goal is to change this by providing accessible services, and by training future health & exercise science professionals to serve people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and their family caregivers.
In 2008, to further the mission of improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, The Family Resource Network established the evidence-based Get FIT program in partnership with Rowan University. The resulting Get FIT Coalition has since expanded to support the health and wellness needs of individuals with disabilities in multiple communities and states through a network of dedicated partners, collaborators, and stakeholders. The Get FIT Coalition includes current partners such as Rowan University and Stockton University, while also expanding its reach to incorporate key stakeholders who are currently involved in transformative community-based change.
Since the establishment of the Get FIT Coalition, there have been a number of programs and services launched that are devoted to our mission, including Snack, Chat, & Chill and Center on Nutrition and Disability.