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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Team GUTS Brings Physical Fitness to an Overlooked Population

 

Team GUTS summer camp is for youth and adults with special needs.

Brothers Todd and Paul Tuner established Team GUTS in 2014, a non-profit organization designed to bring much-needed fitness and athletic programs to the special needs community. Inspired by Todd Turner's young daughter who has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism, Turner says they looked around and realized that there were few options for physical fitness programs for the special needs population. Area gyms and community recreation centers do hold fitness programs geared towards special needs but they tend to be seasonal or infrequent. "They are definitely forgotten and it's sad, s...



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