Welcome to the Healing Moves Foundation website!

Our organization recognizes that being physically active is one of the most important steps that people of all ages and abilities can take to improve their health and quality of life.  The Healing Moves Foundation strives to engage our communities and encourage participation in all forms of  exercise.

The Healing Moves Foundation goes beyond addressing the preventive effects of physical activity, which include lowering the risk of developing chronic diseases and early death, to the beneficial therapeutic effects of exercise, which has been proven to help in the treatment of many medical conditions.

Our vision at the Healing Moves Foundation is to improve the quality of life of those people who are facing health challenges by giving them the opportunity to participate in specialized exercise programs.

It can feel lonely and frustrating living with a chronic illness or disability or trying to recover from medical treatment.  At the Healing Moves Foundation we strive to build community and create support for all of the people facing these challenges.

Our organization has joined the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association Exercise is Medicine™ network supporters.

We work with medical professionals in an effort to promote physical activity as part of a patient’s treatment plan.

The Healing Moves Foundation is also an active Supporting Organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans with a mission to help every person improve his or her overall health and to reduce the risk of many health problems.

Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine

The Healing Moves Foundation has joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise is Medicine™ network in an effort to promote physical activity as part of a patient’s treatment plan.

The guiding principles of Exercise is Medicine™ are shared by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA). They are designed to help improve the health and well-being of our nation through a regular physical activity prescription from doctors and other health care providers.

The guiding principles of Exercise is Medicine™ are as follows:

  • Exercise and physical activity are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases
  • More should be done to address physical activity and exercise in healthcare settings
  • ACSM and AMA are making efforts to bring a greater focus on physical activity and exercise in healthcare settings



Tai Chi and Qigong

Physical Activity Guidelines: A Letter to Congress

Boy playing Please help support the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Act!  This bill would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prepare and promote physical activity guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence at least every ten years.  It would also require HHS to publish a midcourse report every five years highlighting best practices and continuing issues relating to physical activity.

Given the strong base of science and medicine that shows the benefits of exercise, every American needs to know the current physical activity recommendations to promote health and combat obesity. (more…)

Be Active Your Way

Finding fun activities to keep you fit starts here!  Be active your way; no matter what your age, ability, size or shape happens to be.  The world is your playground! 

Make health and fitness easier to achieve with these awesome websites and mobile apps:


Active.com – An online community for people interested in running races, team sports and recreational activities.  Race schedules are posted by city.  Interact with others who share your interests, start online training programs, and access nutrition, fitness and training tips.

 YouGoDo.com – Make the world your playground!  Find anything you want to do, anywhere you want to it!  This is the site to search for the activity that will satisfy your wildest desires!

 MapMyFitness.com – Plot your running routes over mountains (view elevation), through the woods (topo maps), and speeding through the city (street level views) with just a few mouse clicks!  Once your running map is complete you can quickly view it in 3D, satellite maps, or share it with friends.

Trails.com – This is the place to find hiking trails, mountain bike trails, road biking routes, running trails, walking trails, snowshoe trails, paddle routes, rail trails or just about any other type of outdoor activity.

MeetUp.com – There are over 68,000 interest groups from around the world listed in this site.  If you would rather stay close to home, type in your zip code and find a group in your own backyard!

National Park Service – “The realization is coming that perhaps our greatest national heritage is nature itself, with all its complexity and its  abundance of life, which, when combined with great scenic beauty as it is in the national parks, becomes of unlimited value.” wrote George Wright,  the father of science in the National Park Service.

National Parks:  Accessible to Everyone – This website showcases trails, activities, and other features that are accessible throughout the National Park System nationwide.  Whenever possible the programs, exhibits and informational opportunities are offered to all visitors. In many cases the opportunities are designed specifically for disabled visitors based often on the type of disability.

SportsAbilities.com – Check out the extensive resource calendar for adaptive events throughout our nation.  Sports Abilities has 26 different adaptive activities listed on this awesome website; everything from basketball to rock climbing.  

Skimble– Download Workout Trainer on your smartphone and get fit with free workouts led by expert trainers! Your own personal fitness trainer will guide you through exercises with timed, step-by-step audio, photo and video instructions. Whether you’re doing bodyweight workouts at home or lifting weights at the gym, Skimble’s Workout Trainer will help you get fit with 1000’s of free workouts!

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