Testimonies

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

4 years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

Better mobility, strength, and balance.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!         

The staff works with you and we’ve seen good results.

Thank you.

 

-Anonymous

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

About 5 years.

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

To do one step forward in our child’s development is always a challenge. However, since he joined LCF Joshua is doing amazing progress not only physically but socially.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

The staff is very friendly and informative about my child’s progress and attention at every class. Questions and concerns are always answered in every easy way.

 

-Jose

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

Since LCF kids first opened.

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

Michael can throw and kick now. He can also climb the rock wall and his hand/eye coordination has really improved.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

Michael LOVES the gym. It is probably one of his favorite activities of the week. In the years he’s been attending, we’ve tried lots of different therapies, but LCF is the only one that has consistently contributed to his overall well being both mental and physical.

 

-Karrin & Michael

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

Almost 2 years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

My son has poor balance and weak upper body. He had been falling a lot when walking on uneven surface and easily trips. Since working with Ricardo, he has been able to right himself and hold his balance instead of falling to the ground. Ricardo has been working on core strength and has introduced my son to weights. He seldom falls now and increased strength in his arm has been a plus! Eye-hand coordination has improved too.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

My son always looks forward to working with Ricardo. He enjoys all the various equipment and the games so that each session is a fun activity rather than “work.”

 

-Maria 

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

3 years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

Trevor has improved his climbing skills and now seeks out rock walls to climb. He has improved his throwing an catching skills and is learning to ride a bike.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

We have had a very positive experience at LCF Kids. The staff are incredibly patient and kind to the Kids, while still pushing them to improve their skills. It is a great energy out let for my son while working on his motor skills and coordination.

 

-Kathy

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

4 years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

Enthusiasm for exercise and improve skills.

Better core fitness

New friends

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

We have made great friends!

 

-Donna

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

5 years approx.

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

Tons of improvement! Jack has learned how to ride a bike, has improved balance and coordination and is working on improving his sports skills.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

We’ve come to LCF for various reasons- was a part of our private school curriculum. We came for camp, bike riding lessons, and now he comes for sport skills training. LCF has been a great experience for our family!

 

-Amy

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

2.5 Months

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

More motivated to play ball and try new things and more important, to keep trying when challenged.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

My child loved coming here. She arrives and leaves in a good mood, which means it’s a very supportive environment.

 

-Anonymous

 

 

 

 How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

A year and a half

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

My son has shown improvements in his motor skills. He is now performing most activities with proper form required.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

Pleasant atmosphere, with a staff that cares about their kids.

 

 -Brian

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

2.5 years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

Both his balance and motor coordination have improved. More specifically, his ability to catch, kick, throw, dribble, and make baskets has improved. We are still working on batting, etc…, but overall, he is doing tremendously well. During his time coming to LCF Kids his bike riding skills have advanced.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

He looks forward to his sessions every week. All of the instructors are very positive and encouraging. Zach has employed some great techniques to improve his tone and engage him. He emerges from every workout session in a happy frame of mind.

 

-Nell

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

4+ Years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

Improved in motor planning and coordination, as well as core strength. Going from no idea of how to throw or catch a ball to being able to throw, catch, kick, dribble, and shoot. P.E teachers at school have noticed the improvement.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

Friendly environment, the kids really enjoy their training. Overall working on the sport skill, strength, and balance has given them more confidence.

 

-Anonymous

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

2 years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

  • He works harder

  • Tries to take time and improve his skills on his own

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

Always a good experience, the kids have a good workout.

 

-Julie

 

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

3 years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

My youngest son was 6 years old at the time we started. He had severe vision/balance/frustration levels. Over the past three years, he has improved his low tone, visual perception on skills and balance skills. He is just learning to shoot basketballs & throw/catch football and Frisbees now. Although we’re still working/helpinghim on this journey. He’s made amazing progress. Our older son has also made wonderful advancements. His ball skills have really improved! It is helping him socially playing with other kids at school.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

It has been a wonderful experience. Our family thinks the world of Ricardo & Zach. They are both very professional and courteous. Thank you very much for al the hard work and progress. We’re looking forward to the continuing improvements of our boys.

 

-A.U.

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

3 years, 4 months

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

We have seen many improvements in T’s skills since he began working with Ricardo! His body awareness, coordination and reflexes have all improved and his physical self-confidence has also developed as a result, with improved motor planning and ability to attend to physical tasks longer. I didn’t imagine when he started that T would eventually be able to shoot baskets and throw with accuracy, dribble a basketball or effectively kick and stop a soccer ball – among many other skills.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

Ricardo and his staff have always worked with great thoughtfulness and professionalism. They meet our son where he is and help him develop step by step. Ricardo is very skilled at breaking tasks down to the increments that allow T to succeed and grow. He perceives signs of frustration and alter tasks so needed in a way we have not experienced with any other physical education coach or teacher. His work with T has been and continues to be a great benefit to our son’s overall development well beyond the gym.

 

- Jane

 

 

 

How long have you been coming to LCF Kids?

4.5 years

 

What improvements have you seen in your child’s skills?

We would say the two biggest improvements for alayna has been her balance and confidence in herself. She has mastered her fears of trying new things by all of the practice and support given by Ricardo. We use to see a lot of resistance and now there is a more willing and confident spirit in Alayna.

 

What has been your experience at LCF Kids?

Wonderful experience working with LCF and Ricardo. They are always willing to try  what we ask and are most experienced team we work with for Alayna.

~Christine

 

 

 

We had a PE teacher insist that he could teach our son how to ride a bike. Unfortunately he was not successful. After a few short weeks Ricardo was able to accomplish what others said they could do. Now our son is safely riding a bike. Ricardo was wonderful!"

~Dana

 

 

 

 

"My son LOVES Life Changing Fitness! As soon as we pull into the parking lot, he is eager to get out of the car and get to "work." He really enjoys the jumping and climbing activities, and Ricardo - who is patient, caring, and kind - is always sure to keep me posted on his progress each week. Highly recommended!"

~Karrin

 

 

 

 

"My son has autism and dyspraxia and Ricardo has designed activities that my son can accomplish, but that also challenge him.  Ricardo starts with activities that my son prefers and that regulate him and then is able to get him to climb higher, catch, throw, and work on bilateral integration and balance.  We just started with Life Changing Fitness, and I think we are going to keep coming for a long time!"

~Heather A

 

 

 

 

"Clients will take note of two things about Ricardo Cunningham of LCF  One, he knows his stuff.  I have not met anyone with more knowledge about the special fitness needs of children with special needs.  And two, he has the perfect touch with children.  He knows how to make the workouts fun--so much so, the kids have no idea how hard they are working.  My child has made wonderful progress in a caring, supportive and fun environment." 

~Alyson T

 

 

 

 

"We are so thrilled with the progress Emma has made at Life  Changing Fitness.  Ricardo is the autism whisperer!  We cannot believe what he  can get her to do in her sessions at the gym.  And the look on her face when she  comes out is just priceless - she obviously is proud of her hard work too!"

~Donna B

 

 

 

 

"Ricardo taught our 7 year old to ride a bike within 2 hours of instruction when we were unable to teach months of trying at home. This was amazing to see after almost giving up hope that he could learn to ride"

~Glynis B

 

 

 

 

"Our 6 year old son has autism and this is one place that is helping him tremendously. All the jumping, climbing, balancing, focusing activity helps him not only physically but also mentally and behaviorally.  He is calmer, more regulated and attentive. He used to throw frequent tantrums, and act hyper and all of this has gone since we started life changing fitness. Ricardo definitely knows what he is doing. We are so lucky that we found him, thank you."

~April K

 

 

 

 

"Our now six year old daughter has a chromosome disorder which manifests itself in significant developmental delays, low muscle tone, and an inability to communicate verbally. We were referred to Life Changing Fitness multiple times by our Doctor at Children's, but we felt that given her limited abilities, it wouldn't be a good fit for her.  At the time she was four but wasn't able to stand independently so we didn't see how she could utilize the gym. Boy were we wrong! When we finally went to check it out, we observed Ricardo working with an autistic child in several exercises.  While we thought it looked like a great program, we didn't think there was anything that could be modified enough to fit her needs. We told Ricardo this and said maybe we would come back later.  On the spot, Ricardo drew on his extensive experience adapting physical education and working with special needs children to give us multiple examples of exercises he could modify to be at her level and yet still challenge her. We decided to give it a trial run. She was reluctant at first, but once she got used to the routine she really took to going to the gym.  We've been going on a weekly basis since then and even participated in two weeks of summer camp. Ricardo has continued to develop new exercises for her that she can understand and enjoys doing and she has made major strides physically since we started going to LCF.  She started to walk on her own a few months ago and now she runs around the gym with Ricardo for several minutes at a time. Her physical abilities and confidence in her body have grown tremendously to the point where she can walk on uneven surfaces at the playground, climb the play equipment stairs, and go down the slide unassisted.  LCF has helped her with all of these things. She can stand on her own while also doing independent things with her upper body, like throwing a ball. The progress she has made in two years has been amazing and I think LCF has played a big role in her development.  I would heartily recommend Ricardo and LCF to other parents of special needs children, no matter the child's ability."

~Blake