About Full Spectrum Fitness
Full Spectrum Fitness offers a variety of individualized fitness & movement programs specifically designed to meet the needs of children, teens and adults with Autism and other diverse needs.
A background in Special Education and Adaptive Physical Education combined with the use of current best practices in Exercise Science allows Full Spectrum Fitness to create person-centered fitness programs tailored to meet each participant at their current level of physical, cognitive and behavioral functioning.
We have the ability to identify strengths & needs and adapt each exercise, movement, pose or combination throughout the sessions to allow for success, leading to increased confidence and enjoyment of exercise. Our programs will lead to an improvement in overall health & quality of life as well as independent performance of Activities of Daily Living.
Build muscular and cardiovascular strength & endurance
Enhance fine and gross motor skills
Improve motor planning and task execution
Improve reaction time, focus & memory
Gain an awareness and understanding of their bodies
Learn to self regulate and gain coping skills
Improve behavioral and cognitive functioning
Reduce pain & discomfort
Who we work with:
Children, teens and adults ages 3 through Adulthood with Diagnoses including but not limited to:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Sensory Processing Disorder
Social Communication Disorder
Obsessive Compulsion Disorder
All programs start with an Assessment Session!
Assessment sessions are $20 and serve as an introduction to our programs. The participant will be able to meet us, get comfortable in our studio and try each movement & exercise. We assess how the participant will best learn each exercise, what their current level of functioning is in order to make appropriate modifications, and we learn what will motivate the participant to perform the program.
Location & Hours
238 Bala Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(June 22nd-August 22nd)
Pete Phillips is a Pennsylvania state certified Physical Education Teacher who currently teaches adaptive Health & Physical Education at a School for the Blind. He has eight years of experience in special education, has founded programs to teach sports and the related social skills to those with ASD, and has previously taught physical education at a school for Autism. His abundance of experience in special education, physical education, exercise science & adapting activities to promote growth and individual success are what separate Full Spectrum Fitness from typical personal trainers.
After completing his degree in Health & Physical Education, Pete began his career in education as an Autistic Support paraprofessional. It was in this setting that he became aware of the lack of access to proper fitness programs for neurodiverse individuals. His goal is to make fitness fun and attainable to the neurodiverse population, helping each individual gain independence and confidence when performing activities of daily living.
-Pennsylvania State Teacher Certification: Health & Physical Education
-NASM Certified Personal Trainer
-Autism Fitness: Level 1
-Asanas for Autism and Special Needs: Level 1
-First Aid, CPR & AED
-Safety Care and CPI