Strength

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by

FOOV is FABS! FOOV provides a well-balanced workout with four key elements: (F) Flexibility (A) Aerobics (B) Balance (S) Strength   We’ve already covered flexibility, aerobic activity and balance. Let’s wrap up by talking about the fourth element of a FABS workout: strength. Strength is what people normally think of when they think of working

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Balance

Thursday, 03 April 2014 by

FOOV is FABS! FOOV provides a well-balanced workout with four key elements: (F) Flexibility (A) Aerobics (B) Balance (S) Strength   We’ve already talked about the importance flexibility and aerobic activity. Today, let’s talk about balance.   Do you remember the day your training wheels came off your bike? After a lot of practice, you

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Aerobic Fitness

Friday, 21 March 2014 by

FOOV is FABS! FOOV provides a well-balanced workout with four key elements: (F) Flexibility (A) Aerobics (B) Balance (S) Strength   We’ve already talked about flexibility. Now, let’s discuss the importance of aerobic activity.   Aerobic fitness is important to maintaining a healthy heart and a healthy body. Inside our muscles, aerobic training increases the

Flexibility

Friday, 14 March 2014 by

FOOV is FABS! FOOV provides a well-balanced workout with four key elements: (F) Flexibility (A) Aerobics (B) Balance (S) Strength   Why are these elements important? Let’s start with flexibility. The dictionary defines flexibility as “Capable of being bent repeatedly without injury or damage.” Being flexible allows us to move as we’re meant to move,

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Getting Warmer

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 by

So, you’re ready to jump into “the game” – your Foov at the Ballpark or another workout – and, like most of us, you probably only have limited time. Should you skip your warm-up and just get started? No, say the experts.   Warming up is an essential part of your work out. There are

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Stadium Sue: Foov in Real Life

Thursday, 06 February 2014 by

While you’re experiencing Wrigley Field through FOOV from home or the gym, Sue’s actual workout is at the ballpark. From waking up and down ramps to walking the perimeter of the ballpark, Sue has turned Wrigley Field into her own gym. She is the real live Foov! Meet Sue.

Before using Foov

Friday, 31 January 2014 by

Welcome to Foov at the Ballpark!   Movement is the goal of the app! With that in mind, we don’t want to bog you down with lots of rules to read through. However, we thought it would be helpful to help get you in the right state of mind. Before you start moving with Foov,

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Dr. Brian Chicoine is the Medical Director of the Adult Down Syndrome Center and on the Family Medicine faculty at Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Chicoine specializes in the area of adults Down syndrome and has been with the center since its inception in 1992. Recently, Dr. Chicoine shared a link to Foov with the clinic’s Facebook

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Pretend Play With Us!

Monday, 30 December 2013 by

Pretend play is vital in an individual’s development. It’s such a fundamental way of learning to interact in the world, that most of us fail to recognize its importance. As parents of children with developmental disabilities will attest, some individuals come to this stage of learning later or need to be coaxed into it. Below

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When we had the idea of creating a fun, engaging exercise routine – one that would include the four elements of a FABS workout (flexibility, aerobics, balance and strength) – and, specifically, an activity that would captivate the attention of those with developmental disabilities, youth and older adults, we weren’t quite sure where to go

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