Welcome! Get FIT is an innovative statewide movement creating health and fitness opportunities by overcoming barriers.
Get FIT is dedicated to promoting full, happy, healthy, fit lives for people with intellectual and developmental 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 and chronic conditions.
In 2008, to further the mission of improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, FRN 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.
Most recently, the Get FIT Coalition launched the Center on Nutrition and Disability