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Strenuous, social exercise: Camas’ Mountain Tops promotes fitness for people with developmental disabilities

'The majority of athletes who join us can do all the exercises. A lot of them are working as hard as can be. It’s fun to watch them progress.”

By Scott Hewitt, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 20, 2024, 6:13am
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Katie McKee, left, keeps in step with instructor Kiley Hauck of Pacific Peaks Fitness during a jog along the Lacamas Lake Heritage Trail. Behind them are participant Grant Naffziger and volunteer Angela Fadlovich. Hauck&rsquo;s Mountain Tops sessions are aimed at people with developmental disabilities, and almost always include getting outside for a walk or jog, she said.
Katie McKee, left, keeps in step with instructor Kiley Hauck of Pacific Peaks Fitness during a jog along the Lacamas Lake Heritage Trail. Behind them are participant Grant Naffziger and volunteer Angela Fadlovich. Hauck’s Mountain Tops sessions are aimed at people with developmental disabilities, and almost always include getting outside for a walk or jog, she said. (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

CAMAS — Healthful exercise can require serious effort and focus, like maintaining yoga’s difficult boat pose, which requires balancing on your bottom while holding up your legs and torso rigidly, forming a human V.

But healthful exercise can also be joking and giggling with friends while running hand-in-hand along a lakeside pathway on a spring afternoon.

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