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Breaking Barriers is a nonprofit agency serving youth, adults, families and children with physical disabilities in the greater Wilmington area and surrounding communities. The program will form partnerships with local school districts and other community based organization to offer affordable programs, memberships and services that promote physical fitness, nutrition awareness and healthy lifestyles, along with creating an environment of academic enrichment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, and the community at large. Our programs and services build body, mind and spirit, foster positive, healthy community growth.

The most recent study from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has published the following troubling statistics:

  • Only one in three children are physically active every day
  • More than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth, and more than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and
  • Approximately 12.5 million (16.9%) children and adolescents, and 78 million U.S. adults are obese.
  • For children with disabilities, obesity rates are approximately 38% higher than for children without disabilities.

The genesis and growth of our organization has been inspired by the statistics detailed above, and our programs and facilities are based on the unique needs and interests of the people we serve. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen our communities through promoting and fostering positive choices in regard to overall health and well-being.


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Breaking Barriers – Purpose Redefined


Once you decide to dedicate yourself to better health, you need a partner who can help you achieve that goal.  That’s where Breaking Barriers excels. Our championship programs are designed to take you from where you are and break through to where you never imagined you could be.  Enjoy a healthier lifestyle, a better looking body and feel great!

Who we are…





Special Needs Wellness (Kids)

Customized fitness programs for kids with special physical and mental needs. [more…]


Personal Fitness

We take a personalized approach to helping your child or student with all of their exercise, fitness and health needs.



Our Outreach

Breaking Barriers organization cares about our youth and their future.



Our Partners

We have several affiliate programs to help develop our youth into well-rounded individuals.