New Program Will Help Children and Adults with Down Syndrome to Improve Low Muscle Tone
GiGi’s Playhouse, a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their family, and the community, is thrilled to announce the opening of the GiGiFIT Studio. This program is designed for children and adults with Down syndrome to help them improve low muscle tone that starts at birth. GiGiFIT will be offered to all ages in a newly acquired studio located right next to GiGi’s Playhouse in Scottsdale.
The organization will kick things off with a grand opening on February 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., coinciding with Gigi’s Playhouse’s eighth anniversary. The event will include a ribbon cutting, fitness demonstrations, tours of the facility, healthy snacks and several health and wellness concepts from around the valley, including StretchLab. The event is open to the public and the community is welcome to attend.
“We are so excited to be opening the GiGiFIT Studio,” said Robin Lea-Amos, executive director of GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale. “We have been aiming to build a fitness studio for some time to offer our community more fitness classes and promote health, socialization and leadership opportunities. We are so grateful for our community partner, StretchLab, and how they will be helping our participants achieve their goals.”
GiGi’s Playhouse, which is 90 percent volunteer run, serves 800 families and supplies 9,000 hours of free programing for its community in a typical year. With this new space, it is projected that the organization will be able to help twice as many families. GiGi’s Playhouse received the necessary funding for this new facility from the Scottsdale Charros and Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority.
The GiGiFIT Studio is located at 9160 E Shea Blvd. Suite 201 in Scottsdale. To connect with GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale, please visit https://gigisplayhouse.org/phoenix/# or find GiGi’s on Facebook @GigisPlayhousePhoenix.
About GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale
GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. The Phoenix/Scottsdale location brings free therapeutic and educational programs that advance literacy, math skills, motor skills and more for Valley families. All ages are welcome from pre-natal to adults. The positive and uplifting environment of GiGi’s Playhouse empowers those with Down syndrome to reach their highest potential. For more information, please visit https://gigisplayhouse.org/phoenix/#.
Founded in 2015, StretchLab is the first boutique health and wellness franchise that offers one-on-one assisted stretching services in a fun, energetic and communal environment. It is designed to increase mobility and flexibility, helping to reduce pain, decrease muscle aches, improve posture, reduce recovery time and enhance quality of life. Guided by highly-trained Flexologists™ in a one-on-one or group atmosphere, StretchLab is revolutionizing the stretching industry through its approach to help clients of all ages, fitness levels, genders and sizes achieve deeper stretches that allow them to reach individual wellness goals. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, StretchLab is backed by Xponential Fitness, a curator of popular boutique fitness brands. To learn more about StretchLab, visit http://www.stretchlab.com.