Friday, October 26, 2012

Overview

Body Recall Inc. is a national non-profit organization founded in 1978 and headquartered in Berea, KY.  A pioneer in designing and teaching fitness and flexibility training programs for older adults, special needs populations, and youth, we have served as a leader in advancing the cause of health, wellness, and lifetime fitness for more than 30 years.

Our mission: “To offer all people a better quality of life through responsible movement that is pain-free and possible: to assist, inform, teach, and train people in the practice of lifetime fitness.”

From the beginning, Body Recall’s programs were intended to address the needs of the least of us as well as the best of us.  Our approach speaks to people who come to Body Recall in all different shapes, abilities, ages, and sizes.

Our goal: “To get more people moving and keep them moving!”

Over the years, Body Recall has helped tens of thousands of individuals faced with a number of health issues ranging from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, and stress, to insomnia, pre- and post-natal conditions, obesity, asthma and other pulmonary related diseases.

We’ve been recognized for our efforts through such organizations as:

  • AARP
  • U.S. Department of Public Services Offices of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness
  • Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society
  • Kentucky Colonels Designation for work with Aging Populations
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)

With close to 300 certified Body Recall teachers in 32 states, Body Recall classes are taught in colleges and universities, YMCA’s, hospitals, county health departments, senior and wellness centers, assisted living and continuum of care facilities, faith-based communities, and elsewhere.  Because of our approach, students from pre-school to age 100+ have participated in Body Recall classes.

Because of our ability to challenge and engage people at all levels of fitness, many of our students, as well as teachers, have remained with Body Recall 20 years or more.  What is significant to note in all this is that our instructors have always made allowances for people to participate in our programs regardless of their ability to pay.

Many of our classes therefore include people on low or fixed income who otherwise would not be able to experience the benefits that Body Recall has to offer. One of these benefits is training to address the issues associated with falls and fall recovery; a leading cause of injury and costly hospitalizations among all age groups, it is a particularly significant issue among the 65 plus population.

Falls are just part of the rising costs we face today. Given the sharp rise in chronic illnesses affecting both young and not–so–young alike, both here in Kentucky and elsewhere, we continue to spend billions of dollars in avoidable health care costs.

They are costs that Body Recall has been able to help people reduce or avoid through an approach to improved fitness that is practical, pain-free, and thorough.

Body Recall is a program and an organization that is needed now more than ever.

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Body Recall, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Organization. Donations are deductable for U.S. federal income tax purposes.