The On Your Mark Family

Inclusive Community Center (ICC)

Our Inclusive Community Center, located at 475 Victory Boulevard, is an innovative facility that was designed to offer a wide array of programs that promote fitness, independence, productivity and creativity.

Our State of the Art Fitness and Wellness Center, Gymnasium, and indoor Pool with ramp access are focused on creating an active and healthy lifestyle. Zumba and Spinning classes provide opportunities for innovative group exercises and socialization. In our Music Studio, individuals are engaged in music instruction, which include percussion, vocal and piano lessons, and perform concerts throughout the year. Our Horticulture Center and Crafts Studio offer stimulating activities that enhance creativity and work skills and provide a sense of accomplishment.

While the center’s programs are created to suit the needs of the individuals we serve, one of our goals include expanding the ICC opportunities to the public using a reverse inclusion model in which we invite the public to participate with On Your Mark individuals. Please see the OYM Community Center for more details about our future plans and goals.

State-of-the-art Fitness & Wellness Center

Inclusive Community Center Fitness & Wellness CenterOur State-of-the-art Fitness & Wellness Center is equipped with everything you need to maintain that healthy lifestyle. In our fitness room we have a full circuit of life fitness exercise machines, including reclining bikes and treadmills, to address strength and cardio vascular health. We also offer free weights for more advanced members, plus a functional training area consisting of resistance bands, bosu balls, medicine balls, and stability balls to improve your everyday living skills.

Pool

Inclusive Community Center SwimmingThe indoor aquatics facility accommodates the needs of individuals with various disabilities. On Your Mark’s outstanding instructional swim progression programs with our highly qualified and dedicated staff will be expanded to include classes in aquatic exercises to improve strength balance and flexibility, training practices to prepare swimmers for Special Olympics competitive events and aerobic aquatic exercise to increase cardio respiratory endurance.

Leisure swim time to promote relaxation, socialization and fun for our participants as well as their family members will also be included.

Gymnasium

Inclusive Community Center GymOur newly designed Gymnasium has the flexibility to support a wide range of sports and physical activities including Basketball, Volleyball, Floor Hockey, Soccer, Zumba, and Aerobics. This newly designed versatile 3,500 sq foot air conditioned facility has all the amenities, including a basketball court with adjustable glass backboards and synthetic flooring. The TereFlex floor is designed for safety and comfort, superior durability and performance with enhanced shock absorption to help decrease fatigue and injury.

Zumba Class

On Your Mark offers Zumba classes for people with and without disabilities. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music – dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps.

Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO” allowing Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba Fitness program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind and is adapted to suit the needs of all individuals.

Spin Bike Studio

Inclusive Community Center Spin BikeImagine biking through the majestic trails of Nova Scotia or Maine, while music fills your ears and motivates you to keep a steady pace. What you’re witnessing is a spinning class at On Your Mark, a workout option available at our community center.

Spinning is a relatively recent phenomenon, where all participants take part in a group workout on exercise bikes that typically lasts anywhere from 30-75 minutes and is modified to accommodate individuals at all levels of abilities. The classes are lead by instructors who normally guide participants through a series of phases, from warm-up to gradually more challenging phases, to a period of peak effort followed by a cool down.

Music Studio

Inclusive Community Center MusicResearch has shown that music has a profound effect on both the mind and body. It can ease tension allow for emotional expression, enhance fine motor skills, increase collaborative skills and promote general health and wellness. Vocal, piano, keyboard and percussion classes are available in a wide range of musical genres. Students are encouraged to perform concerts throughout the year conducted at the ICC and offsite facilities. The most effective way to learn music is by being immersed in the sounds of music, including a broad variety of musical scales, rhythms, and styles, and starting at a very young age. The Music Studio provides just that opportunity.

We have the opportunity of enriching students’ lives every week with the amazing powers of music and to cultivate the joy of making music through creative teaching methods. Utilizing an individualized educational approach combined with innovative technology, we provide a personalized musical experience in both group and individual settings. On Your Mark is committed to providing music instruction to people of all ages, regardless of musical ability

Crafts Studio

Inclusive Community Center ArtOur Crafts Studio offers a unique and rewarding way for people with disabilities to find creative outlets for self expression, improve fine motor skills, enhance their self esteem and exercise their imagination.

Talented instructors in fully equipped studios will enable budding artists to work in a wide range of media including paint, clay, textile and digital media to create candles, pottery, wreaths and drawings — Many of these works of art will be available for sale at Holiday Fairs and by direct order from On Your Mark’s Day Habilitation centers.

Horticulture Center

The horticulture center situated on the top floor of the building includes comprehensive gardening opportunities. Classes are offered in the basics of planting and gardening, including flowers, vegetables and herbs as well as annuals and biennial plants and flower arrangements. On Your Mark maintains our own community garden at the ICC as well as a vegetable garden at Gateway National park.

Horticulture is not just a vocation. It is also one of America’s favorite avocations – and for good reason. Gardening gives one a love of nature and appreciation for the beauty of life. It reduces stress and anxiety and enhances one’s sense of personal accomplishment. In addition, Individuals learn and experience the great taste and health benefits of their home grown fresh vegetables.

Computer Lab

Our Computer Lab offers individuals an opportunity to recreationally enjoy browsing the internet and playing games, while at the same time furthering their digital proficiency. They can practice typing by using programs such as Mavis Beacon, or while learning their way around programs such as Microsoft Office. Classes on photography and scrap booking also offer a creative incentive for individuals to practice their computer skills. We also offer clerical and office skills training for those who are more advanced.

Have A Question?

For more information, please email us or contact Ms. Jennifer Brown, ICC Director  (475 Victory) at (718) 720-9411, ext. 5103.

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