February 2023


A s 2023 resolutions continue into February for many, it is common to focus on health and fitness goals for the new year. Texarkana presents two viable physical fitness options for individuals with special needs, from organized sports to personal training opportunities. All Abilities Adaptive Fitness, owned by Whitni Allen and Chase Livingston, and TOPSoccer Texarkana, run by Hillary Cloud, serve those with varying abilities in Texarkana. All Abilities focuses on functional fitness exercises to help prepare individuals of all ages with autism and other special needs for real-life movements such as walking up stairs, carrying heavy objects such as grocery bags, and many other daily life skills. The goal is to create a comfortable, supportive environment for the athletes. Whitni Allen and Chase Livingston formed All Abilities to bring inclusion and success to everyone. “We have both been in gyms for the better part of our adult lives,” Whitni said, “and we have

Chase Livingston coaches All Abilities athletes during a workout class.



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