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Orange City gym geared toward children on autism spectrum – Sioux City Journal

August 22, 2016 | In:

ORANGE CITY, Iowa | Nine-year-old Kyan Brunsting bounds around an unfinished gymnasium outside of Orange City, asking his mother, Rachel Brunsting, what else can be done.

Already he has helped assemble a trampoline and a climbing wall. He even toyed around on a loader tractor outside.

This enthusiasm reflects why Rachel Brunsting took strides to open Iowa’s first We Rock the Spectrum sensory gym in Iowa. The franchise, originated in California, offers safe play for children on the autism spectrum.

At the gym, located right outside the Brunsting home, children will find different kinds of swings, a zipline, climbing structures, a trampoline and other kinds of equipment.

The stations help children exercise motor skills, increase social interaction and tap into independence.

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