I first learned about We Rock the Spectrum one day while I was driving. I decided to check it out and was surprised to see it was a great indoor play place. My son, Josh (who had not yet been diagnosed with autism), was instantly drawn to the gym.
At the time, I had been working as an Executive Chef. It’s a very stressful job, to say the least. Of course, I found it very rewarding. I’ve always have had a passion to make people happy through food and believe a good meal will brighten your day.
It wasn’t until I received the diagnosis of a medical condition that does not allow me to stand for a long period of time, that I began entertaining the idea of other career options. It’s funny how life works out sometimes, as it was right around this time that I was offered the chance of a lifetime — the chance to join the We Rock Family.
In my opinion, one of the greatest things I like about being an owner is knowing that I make an impact with the community. Since this journey of Josh becoming a part of the spectrum, so many people have reached out to help that I have lost count. When I talk to people that have shared the same experiences with me, I feel compelled to keep talking and helping.
Our Gym Includes:
- Suspended equipment with swings – for balance and vestibular treatment
- Crash mats and crash pillows – for fun, motor planning, and strength
- Zip line – for stress release and joint and body relaxation
- Trampoline – for building leg and core strength
- Indoor play structure – for climbing and increasing playground skills
- Sensory-based toys – for improved auditory processing and fine motor skills
- Fine Motor and Arts and Crafts Area – for improved hand-eye coordination