To meet the needs of children and adult with special needs, Healthy U Fitness, located at 422 Route 22 West, Whitehouse Station, NJ is expanding and forming a new not-for-profit division called ‘Certified Fitness for Special Needs.’
“We are committed to offering the opportunity to enjoy customized fitness programs that lead to good health to those with special needs who sometimes fall through the cracks in the world of conventional fitness,” said Janet Rollero, Proprietor of Healthy U Fitness.
Certified Fitness for Special Needs will offer customized fitness programs for children and adults of all ages with special challenges such as a developmental disabilities that may include: Autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, and Downs Syndrome, and medical conditions such as Diabetes, high blood pressure, Scoliosis, MS, Stroke victims and Spina Bifida.
“Our fitness programs will include aerobic exercises to develop and maintain a healthy and strong heart, and increase lung capacity; stretching exercises to maintain flexibility; and weight training to strengthen the muscles with the goal of achieving and maintaining core stabilization,” Rollero said. She said, “Most importantly we are committed to improving and maintaining ‘functional fitness’ that helps individuals with daily functional living skills and promotes positive social interaction.” The new division will offer aerobics training including: Zumba and other popular dance-exercise programs as well as flexibility training through yoga and pilates and a range of basic stretching exercises. Weight training will also be offered and will include: working with free weights, exercise machines, stability balls, water aerobics/gait training and more.
“Children and adults can choose to attend classes at our studio in Whitehouse Station or we can create programs for groups located anywhere in the Somerset or Hunterdon County area,” Rollero said.
Rollero established Healthy U Fitness in 1992 and has more than 20 years of fitness experience. She is certified through many organizations including: The American Council on Exercise, The Arthritis Foundation, WaterArt Fitness International, The American Red Cross and many more.
Ms. Rollero is a Master Trainer who has educated and certified new instructors for WaterArt Fitness International since 2004.
Joining Rollero in the new venture is Lynn Aloff, a Group Fitness Instructor with 35 years experience working with children and young adults with special needs in the education field. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Rutgers University.
She is also a certified WaterArt Fitness International instructor who teaches senior fitness, and is CPR certified.
Aloff shares Rollero’s passion:
“Certified Fitness for Special Needs is dedicated to meeting the fitness needs of every ‘body’ and every mind. Janet and I share the belief that there is a powerful link between the fitness of one’s body and the health of one’s mind.
What Our Clients Have to Say about Us
“This is the best thing I have ever done for myself…”
I joined Healthy U Fitness in 2009 and began working with Janet Rollero. I was facing two knee replacement surgeries, one in 2009 and another in 2011.
I worked with Janet for about two months prior to each surgery. She helped me to strengthen my muscles for a faster recovery and it really worked. Janet is so motivating and uplifting. She is incredibly committed, dedicated and takes a real personal interest in people.
Working with her has been the best thing I have ever done. She is available seven days a week and she really works with you to accomplish your goals. I highly recommend her to everyone I know.
— Baljeet Varraich
“They have helped me tremendously. It’s a pleasure to work with Janet and her team.”
I have had Muscular Dystrophy my whole life and as a I kid I was able to run around but as I have gotten older I have felt the effects of the disease more and more.
I began to work out with Janet about two years ago. She and her staff have helped me tremendously. We have worked on motor skills and throwing balls and stretching and they are just great. It’s a pleasure to work with Janet and her team.
Before I began working with Janet it was hard for me to cross my leg and tie my shoes. They have done a great deal for me and I would highly recommend Janet and her staff to anyone.
“I love the environment she has created – a friendly, welcoming and helpful atmosphere.”
My fitness journey began about five years ago when I woke up one day and for some unexplained reason decided to quit smoking and never looked back.
After working out at a circuit gym for about two years, I began working with Janet at Healthy U Fitness. I finally found everything I was looking for — training, guidance, camaraderie and variety.
In addition to endless personal training, Janet has given me dietary guidance, and has encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone. I love the environment she has created – a friendly, welcoming and helpful atmosphere. You can feel it everywhere.
Since I began my self improvement journey five years ago, I have lost almost 40 pounds by changing my diet and exercising regularly. I have a more positive attitude, self-confidence, happiness, increased knowledge about health and fitness, and friendships.
I feel very fortunate to have found Healthy U Fitness.