Julia Chapin Bozzo has been on an equestrian crusade for 20 years. She founded NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center in 1993, and has overseen its Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) programs since day one, fostering a welcoming, nurturing environment for riders with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and brain injuries. Adhering to the strict guidelines set forth by PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International), her facility leverages the healing power of horses to enrich the well-being of riders of all ages. Whether they're toddlers or seniors, each participant reaps the physical, mental, emotional, and social rewards of riding with the center’s gentle horses—gaining strength and coordination, interacting with the natural world, and, most importantly, building self-esteem. Thanks to Julia’s efforts and the assistance of certified riding instructors and a 30-strong team of weekly volunteers, the center conducts more than 950 lessons annually, each individually tailored to the rider’s therapeutic goals.
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As owner Kam Bradley told Seattle's King 5 News, "There's not a lot of limitations." She's referring to Absolute Air Park's indoor trampoline playground, where jumpers spring from floor to wall, spinning and flipping until gravity yells "uncle." To keep the park free of limitations, she and her husband added activities for kids, teens, and adults such as high-flying dodge-ball leagues as well as bouncy fitness classes. Recognizing how the trampolines made exercising fun, they offer trampoline aerobics, which incinerates calories with a variety of aerobic and fitness activities, as well as boot camps that incorporate interval and circuit training during 55-minute sessions. While the fitness is a plus, they know fun is the park's main draw, so they enhanced jumping possibilities with snowboards and bounce boards made specifically for trampolines, as well as party packages replete with personalized birthday cakes and extra-large pizzas.
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