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Volunteer with us.
Our volunteers are the heart of our organization - leading with heart each and every day to provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities access to community-driven wellness. If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer experience, contact us today. No fitness or disability-related instruction experience is needed.
“I volunteer because I’m always willing to learn new things but volunteering with Bloom gives me great pleasure to know that this program is dedicated only to the IDD adult population. I am the Program Coordinator for The Harris Center Day Program. I also oversee Employment Services for the IDD population with the Harris Center, and supervise IDD case managers at the Gessner location.”
“I started teaching aerobic fitness classes in 1992 while in college and fell in love with exercise science. I majored in Physical Education in undergrad and got my Master’s in Kinesiology. I taught Physical Education to children from Pre-K to 8th grade and coached for 15 years. Throughout that time, I also received certifications in Yoga, Schwinn Cycling, and Senior Fitness. I’ve been an advocate for fitness as long as I can remember, and I love motivating all people to move!! The athletes at Bloom Fitness inspire me every day with their positive attitudes and dedication.
I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing community! I can’t wait to see all that we will create and learn together through movement, community, and fun!”
“I love volunteering for Bloom because it fills an important need and gives attention to a very special group of athletes. It is movement and exercise taught with love and acceptance. The best best best is seeing our athletes succeed in something that once frustrated them. To watch progress and see the huge smile, the excitement and change in their confidence. It is the gift I receive!”
John - Bloom Fitness Founder
Mynette - Volunteer Yoga Instructor
Manuel - Volunteer Cycle Instructor
Mariana - Volunteer Yoga Instructor
Michelle - Volunteer Yoga Instructor
Glynn - Volunteer Cycle Instructor
Jasmine - Volunteer Cycle Instructor
Steve - Volunteer Cycle Instructor
Allen - Volunteer Cycle Instructor
Jourdan - Volunteer Dance Instructor
Saundra - Volunteer Strength Instructor
Patrina - Volunteer Dance Instructor
“All I have to do is think of our athletes, their pride, their progress, and their smiles and I get a feeling like a huge hug wrapped around me. My soul fills with joy in a way that is hard to duplicate other than when volunteering for Bloom.”
– Mynette, Volunteer Yoga Instructor