All Kinds of News for October 10, 2018
At Journey Home East, a transitional living program for young adults ages 16-21, residents have the opportunity to participate in weekly physical activity classes together. One of these classes is a local crossfit class with Fitness Coordinator Joseph Hart. These crossfit classes have become very popular as residents look forward to bonding and growing stronger and healthier together. With health and wellness being one of the core principles at Journey Home East, this group exercise class allows for residents to practice balancing the other aspects of their core principles work, much like balancing obligations in the real world.
Fitness Coordinator Joseph Hart is an Asheville native and has dedicated his life to serving clients, much like Journey Home East residents, of all ages and abilities. Joseph works to tailor all workouts to meet the needs of Journey Home East residents, creating challenging workouts yet allowing each resident the opportunity to bond and deepen their positive relationship with exercise. Joseph’s dedication to the Journey Home East residents is apparent; he has an ability to build rapport and strong relationships with residents and staff alike through his unique and personalized way of facilitating strength training and high intensity workouts in a group setting. Residents with all body types and differing abilities can participate regardless of any physical limitations, due to Joseph’s way of modifying workouts as needed, using body-positive language, and empowering them to try something new and challenging. Joseph incorporates team building, play, and healthy competition into his work with residents, leaving them with a feeling of friendship, strength, and self-confidence.
Because of the unique and accepting classes at Journey Home East with Joseph, residents who previously feared and/or avoided exercise show up each week with enthusiasm and develop a new-found sense of self-assurance and focus on body positivity. In addition to his work with the Journey Home residents, Joseph dedicates time out of each Sunday to facilitate a drop-in class for Journey Home employees, fostering positive and strong relationships among staff that carry over into the work done with residents. Joseph’s strength not only lies in his incredible athletic abilities, but in his ability to see each person he works with as unique and capable and communicate in a very compassionate and caring way his genuine interest in helping them become the strongest they can be – mind, body, and heart.
At Journey Home East, the Five Core Principles which are at the heart of what will help young adults live happy, productive lives, are integrated into the all aspects of the program. Healthy living is one of the core principles that helps residents take care of themselves both physically and emotionally, preparing them for leading independent lives in the future.
About Journey Home East
Journey Home East serves females aged 16-21 and provides structure for students while they learn independent living skills. Much of the structure and support provided by our 24/7 staffed home is managing electronic devices, managing free time and social life appropriately, and budgeting, shopping for groceries, and cooking meals. Clients enrolling at Journey Home have a previous therapeutic placement, where home was not an option afterward. They are provided with a therapist in the home to work on individual and family issues.