Life Changing Fitness, LLC (LCF) is a children’s fitness center focusing on therapeutic exercise, weight management, physical education, social skills, adaptive physical education and athletic development. LCF provides services to children of all ages and all developmental levels.
Ricardo A. Cunningham
The founder and instructor, Ricardo Cunningham, is a 2005 graduate of George Mason University, with over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. He has a B.S. degree in Health Fitness and Recreation Research and an A.S. degree in Physical Education. Ricardo is a fitness educator, working with several schools in the Northern Virginia area to promote the importance of health and fitness amongst all children. He is also working with schools to create programs to integrate neurotypical and special needs children, where both demographics can work together to achieve a common goal.
Growing up Jamaica, Ricardo was the nephew of an aunt, one year his senior, who had Down Syndrome. Since there was no special needs schools all children were integrated into one program and it was very difficult for her to be incorporated with the mainstream children. So at a very young age, Ricardo started assisting his aunt with her motor skills and helping her in physical activities and sport skills, so she would be more confident and feel included. His experience with his aunt drives his passion to help all children develop their athletic ability. Ricardo's vision is to create a safe environment where children of all ages can exercise and have fun at the same time.
Robin Moyher (ABA Therapy)
Robin Moyher is a 1998 graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned her Masters in Special Education. In 2010 she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). With over 20 years of experience working with children and young adults in the public school and private setting she is excited to join the team at Life Changing Fitness, LLC. Her public school experience includes classroom teaching for children of all disabilities, Local Screening Chair, Inclusive Schools Teacher Facilitator, Autism Resource Teacher, and ABA Coach. In the private setting Robin also assists in teaching Adapted Tae Kwon Do, is a private ABA Therapist, and also work part time at George Mason University as an Adjunct Faculty Member in their ABA Program. She has recently started her PhD program in Educational Psychology, also at George Mason University. Robin’s goals are to increase appropriate socially significant behaviors to enable children and young adults to access therapeutic exercise and social interactions with others.
April is a 2008 graduate of Shepherd University in West Virginia. She was a 4 year starter for the Shepherd softball team. While playing for the Rams she was selected to the 2008 All-Tournament Team and was part of the 2007 Conference Championship Team. April graduated with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a minor in Sports Communications. She will graduate with her Master’s Degree in Health and Exercise from California University of Pennsylvania in July 2012. April served as Assistant Coach for Saint Maria Goretti Private School in Hagerstown, MD where she assisted with game preparation and planning, organizing team practices, strength and conditioning, skill instruction, teamwork and character building. April has a strong passion for changing the lives of children though fitness, and values the importance of being a great role-model.
James is a 2011 graduate from Radford University and has a Bachelors Degree in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education. He has worked with children of all ages and many diverse backgrounds. His work experience includes teaching students grades kindergarten to eighth grade, and directing many sport and fitness activity camps. His personal teaching beliefs are that Health and Physical Education are vital components of children’s lives, because they are needed for a lifetime.