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FlyTime is specially designed for children who may need assistance to move, climb, roll, communicate or interact in a traditional setting.

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FlyTime is a program designed for children with special needs who may need assistance to move, climb, roll, communicate or interact in a traditional setting. MFGF has worked in partnership with our local schools to adopt a gymnastics based fitness and exercise program using specific equipment giving these children with disabilities the opportunity to get a little sweaty, build muscle, and challenge themselves through climbing, jumping, running, crawling, bouncing and many other fun activities, in an environment that is best for them.

Our certified personal trainer adapts activities so every child can reach goals, build strength, increase coordination and develop positive self-esteem.  

FLYTIME is FILLING THE GAP

Currently we are able to partner with many local special needs programs such as Rossman & Roosevelt Elementary, DLMS & DLHS, Frazee schools, and Lake Park schools. Next fall we are working on adding The DAC, DL Transitions (an after high school graduation program), the ALC, another DLMS group similar to the ALC, and Lincoln Education Center. Some of these groups were attending FlyTime before the Covid 19 pandemic and we are working with them on coming back to FlyTime next school year- fall of 2022.  

WHO WE IMPACT

We have heard time and again from multiple teachers and parents that when these students come back to school after attending FlyTime they have a much better ability to focus and pay attention in their classrooms. Not all parents are able to afford any type of exercise programing for their children and we are able to offer them this program at no cost to them. This program not only affects the FlyTime athletes, but also those whom they are surrounded by. 

HOW WE IMPACT

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We are hoping to grow this program in the future by being able to offer a paraprofessional free of charge to families of children with disabilities who want to enroll their child in regular recreational program classes here at our gymnastics and fitness facility. Not only would this be beneficial to the children, but we believe that it is so important for parents of these children to be able to have time for themselves. Providing a para for these children would allow parents to drop off their children for an hour one night a week, allowing them to go run errands, catch up on work at home, relax, or so many other things! However, being able to offer a para for recreational classes free of charge would in turn increase our overall cost of the FlyTime program and create a larger need for funding. 

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